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ALA Newsletter Article – HR failure to investigate harassment

10/4/2018 | Articles

HR IN THE CROSSHAIRS: EMPLOYER HIT WITH HUGE JURY VERDICT DUE TO HR’S ALLEGED FAILURE TO INVESTIGATE HARASSMENT CLAIMS         It is often said, but not always followed: Human Resources takes all claims of harassment seriously and will investigate all such claims. Human Resources’ failure to do so in one recent case cost an employer $499,000.00. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently prosecuted a case against a physician services outsourcing company in which three employees alleged […]

“THE SMELL TEST”: A Practical Solution for Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse on the Job

10/4/2018 | Articles

All too often, employers find themselves in the difficult position of dealing with an employee who reports to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol, leaving the employer in the difficult position of deciding what to do with that employee – send the employee home? Let the employee stay at work? What about the safety of other employees and third parties at the office? If I send the employee home for suspicion of being under the influence of drugs […]