Employment Law Consultant (12-04-18)

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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✔ Some ideas for maintaining office morale upon the departure of a popular employee, from the Harvard Business Review, “How to Manage Morale When a Well-Liked Employee Leaves” Comments?
Loss of a Popular Employee

✔ Thinking about making a major decision in your life? this article from the BBC (Future) may give you some suggestions on timing, “The best time of the year make a life decision” Comments?
Marjor Decision-Timing

✔ The story of an unfortunate event, from the BBC “‘The blackface scandal that rocked my campus” Comments?
!st Amendment Tested

✔ Do Bots have First Amendment Rights?” in this time of “fake news” and disinformation POLITICO raises a question of increased relevance in light of California’s “Bot Law.” Comments?
BOTS as Person

✔ Some practical advice from Forbes and the EEOC…don’t forget. your remedies under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA),
“7 Tips If You’ve Been Harassed Or Discriminated, Even If You’re Not Sure – From The EEOC” Comments?
Discrimination Tips

✔ In the midst of everything don’t overlook the state and federal laws prohibiting pregnancy discrimination, from FEDweek, “EEOC Issues Reminder on Pregnancy Discrimination Laws” Comments?
Pregnancy Discrimination

✔ Findings of a new report issued by the Wharton Social Economic Initiative, from Forbes, “New Report Identifies Four Factors Women Look For In The Workplace” Comments?
What Women Look For

✔ Some suggestions on how to create a workplace culture which supports the metal health off your employees, from Forbes, “How To Create A Workplace That Supports Mental Health” Comments?
Workplace Mental Health

✔ Negotiators, a brief article from the harvard program on negotiation on the topic of anchoring. “Example of the Anchoring Effect and How it Can Impact Your Negotiation” Comments?

✔ If you are interested in learning more about the death of Jamal Khashoggi you may be interested in this article (Opinion) from the Washington Post, “The Khashoggi killing had roots in a cutthroat Saudi family feud”, Comments?
Khashoggi Opinion

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