Employment Law Consultant (06-21-18)

Articles exploring workplace trends from the perspective of an employment law attorney whose focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support a “culture of health.” Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

As always, your comments are both encouraged and welcome.

✔From the BBC: Does Your Boss Consider You A ‘Non-Talent’ How does your boss interact with you? Others? The article provides some “clue” to her/his behavior. Comments?

✔A Sunday book review from CBS News: Seymour Hersh: The life of a ‘Reporter’ Which of Mr. Hersh’s articles had an impact on you? Comments?
Hersh: A Reporter

✔A long, but interesting, read from Brain Pickings: 200 Years of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece as a Lens on Today’s Most Pressing Questions of Science, Ethics, and Human Creativity Have you read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (as opposed to seeing the movies)? Comments on the book? Comments on the article?

✔From PBS Newshour (Science): Will San Francisco’s ban on flavored tobacco spark a national trend? What are your thoughts about the sale of flavored tobacco products? Do you agree that the actions described in the article from PBS are part of a trend? Comments?
Flavored Tobacco

✔From Forbes: Is There A War Being Waged Against Older Workers In The Workplace? Subtle (and not so subtle) discrimination against “older workers” in the the form of job advertisements and recruitment. What are your thoughts?
War on Older Workers?

✔From the Harvard Business Review: What to Do When Your Boss Won’t Advocate for You Have you work with a boss who has advocated for you in the workplace? Have you missed out on such an opportunity? Some suggestions which may help you advance your career.

✔From the New York Times: Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies The headline says it all. Comments?
Pregnancy Discrimination

✔From Human Resource Executive: “Wrestling with Workplace Policies and Regulations: A new survey finds employers are coping with various regulatory and societal changes.” Is this your experience? I would add work place culture as an important factor. Policies/regulations alone do not work. To discuss this more contact me for a a free initial consultation.
Workplace Policies

✔From the BBC: Why Female Alcoholism is a Time Bomb: More and more women are addicted to booze – but their needs have largely been ignored by the medical establishment.
Women & Alcohol

✔Here’s a link to the reported cited in the Huffington Post article “Want To End Sexual Harassment? Landmark Study Finds Ousting ‘Bad Men’ Isn’t Enough ” which I posted earlier this week.

The page, in turn, provides some resources, a opportunity to view the prepublication report, and other helpful items. I hope you find this material of help.

Contact me if you would like to discuss the material in more depth and, as always… comments?
Sexual Harassment Prevention

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I will return on Tuesday.

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