Employment Law Consultant (10-18-18)

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


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✔ A looming mental health crisis, Consider the impact within the workplace. From Reuters, “Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030” Comments?
Mental Health I

✔ More on workplace mental health from Forbes, “Workplace Mental Health In Crisis: A Survivor’s Story” Comments?
Mental Health II

✔ Gender bias where/when it is least expected, from Fast Compoany, “These women entrepreneurs faced gender bias from their own employees” Comments?
Suprising Bias

✔ Some warning signs in favor of a career change, from Fast Company,
“8 warning signs that you’re in a career rut (and how to get out)”
Time to Change?

✔ Responsible for date protection? This “roadmap” from Meritas may be helpful, “A Global Roadmap to Personal Data Protection: Asia Pacific, Europe & USA – Europe” Comments?
Date Protection Map

✔ Legal BOTS? From Verge, “Robot lawyer DoNotPay now lets you ‘sue anyone’ via an app: Fight for your rights, or maybe just avoid a parking ticket or two” Comment?
Legal Bots?

✔ A few weeks ago I provided you with information on EEOC’s report of an increase of discrimination complaints filed with that agency. Here’s the news from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
(DFEH), summarized in this Post from Seyfarth Shaw, LLP. “DFEH Reports Age Discrimination and Retaliation Claims On the Rise” Comments?
California’s DFEH

✔ Having to recruit and hire to for a position that has never existed before in your organization or that you do not understand? Fast Company has some suggestions, “How to hire for a position you’ve never held before”

✔ Some dangerous myths about sexual harassment, from CNN, “How myths about sexual harassment keep us in the dark” Comments?
Harassment Myths

✔ Is this an example of a swinging pendulum? From the Harvard business review, “The Problem with Using “I Statements” at Work” Comments?
I Statements

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