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Stick to Your Story: Employer’s Shifting Termination Justifications Can Cause Employer to Have to Explain Its Discharge Decision to a Jury

USA - September 10 2019 If you want to avoid potential liability from a former employee, remember a key maxim: Stick to your story about why you made the employment decision...

Anne R. Yuengert.

The Top 5 Dos and 5 Don’ts of Employee Handbooks

USA - April 30 2019 Haven’t updated that employee handbook in a while? Need to review it to make sure it is accurate? What policies actually...

Once Is Enough: Tennessee Federal Court Rules Single Use of ‘N-Word’ By Co-Worker Sufficient to Get Hostile Work Environment Claim to Jury

USA - March 5 2019 Usually, once is not enough, at least in the hostile work environment context. Unless, as the court found in Ronnie L. Outlaw v. SBH Services, Inc...

Tender Me This: Sixth Circuit Holds Employees Don’t Have to Give Severance Money Back before Filing Title VII or EPA Lawsuit

USA - August 21 2018 In a decision that could have employers rethinking how they offer employees a severance agreement, in McClellan v. Midwest Machining, Inc. the Sixth...

Curing the ‘Friday and Monday Leave Act’ Blues: Addressing Increased Summertime Absenteeism and FMLA Intermittent Leave

USA - July 18 2018 Employers don't call the Family and Medical Leave Act the "Friday and Monday Leave Act" for nothing, especially this time of year. The allure of...