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Site Map - The Workplace

Disability

- The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a Website containing the Worksite Flexibility Toolkit to provide information on workplace flexibility. Announced to coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the site contains links to 172 sources, including legislation, case studies, fact sheets, reports, and news articles.

Domestic Violence

- A factsheet from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers guidance to employers on how to apply employment discrimination laws to victims of domestic violence. The factsheet offers scenarios and examples of how companies might unintentionally run afoul of federal law.

Liars & Outliers: Enabling the Trust That Society Needs to Thrive

- Without a broad base of trust, society and all of our institutions would fail to function. This is the focus of Bruce Schneier’s new­est book, Liars & Outliers: Enabling the Trust That Society Needs to Thrive.

Infographic: Violence at Work

- Almost 800 occupational fatalities occurred from workplace violence in 2011, according to preliminary statistics from the Justice Department.

Morning Security Brief: Violent Crime Increases in the U.S, Swatting, FBI Sting Leads to Arrest of Potential Terrorist, and More

- The number of violent crimes in the U.S. rose 18 percent last year, according to government statistics. Police fear a swatting call could eventually turn fatal. The FBI “foils” another terrorist plot it helped orchestrate. And more.

Whistleblowers

- The whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that prohibit retaliation against employees do not apply to workers outside of the United States, according to a federal judge’s ruling.

Romancing the Workplace

- Companies can reduce the likelihood of harassment lawsuits stemming from romantic workplace relationships by preventing relationships between subordinates and managers and by having employees in romantic relationships sign Love Contracts.

Employment Discrimination

- A bill that would specifically outlaw discrimination based on the wearing of religious clothing or hairstyles has been approved by the California Assembly and is now pending in the California Senate.

Workplace Bullying

- A bill (S.B. 4289) that would provide workers with a civil course of action if they are subjected to an abusive work environment is under consideration in the New York Senate.

Morning Security Brief: Canadian Police Want to Add Missing Persons DNA to Databases, Tattoo Violates Workplace Violence Policy

- A man is fired because his tattoo “violates workplace violence policy.” Police chiefs in Canada want unidentified remains added to the country’s DNA database. Tropical storm Isaac update. And more.

Discrimination

- A teacher who was fired from a religious school after she became pregnant out of wedlock may pursue her sex discrimination claim. The court ruled that a jury could reasonably find that the school actually fired the teacher because she was pregnant, rather than because she conceived out of wedlock.

Protected Speech

- A California court has ruled that a bank may not sue a former employee for defamation after the employee posted negative information about the bank on an Internet forum. The court ruled that the postings were “speech in furtherance of the public interest,” because they concerned the business practices of the financial services sector.

Weapons

- An employee of the University of Kentucky was wrongfully fired for keeping a firearm in his car on school property, according to the state’s high court. The court ruled that the state’s concealed carry law prohibited the university from firing the employee.
 




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