Employment Law Consultant (11-26-19)

Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney and counselor with a focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support civility and health.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday


Good Tuesday morning.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019:  Day and traditions from History.

★ CAUTION: An  article from the PBS News Hour, “Why you shouldn’t say ‘OK boomer’ at work” Comments?

FUTURE OF WORK: A possible future of work for better-paid, better-educated workers resulting from automation. From Vox, “‘Knowledge workers’ could be the most impacted by future automation” Comments?

BEST WORK: How do you perform your work best? From Fast Company (Compass),  “These 5 questions will help you identify your productivity style” Comments?

FEHA: California employers, from JD Supra and Weintraub| Tobin, “Even Unintentional Disability Discrimination Is Actionable In California” Comments?

WHISTLEBLOWER: Federal intelligence employee whistleblower protections. Some basic information from Just Security, “Trump and GOP Call to ID Whistleblower Exposes Glaring Gaps in Protections” Comments?

PANIC: Have you or one of your colleagues suffered a panic attack while at work? From Forbes, “What To Do When A Panic Attack Hits At Work” Comments?

NOISE: Have you ever wondered, along with BBC (Worklife), “Why office noise bothers some people more than others” Comments?

★  POLLING:All you might want to know, and a little more, about polling. From The Pew Research Center, “A Field Guide to Polling: Election 2020 Edition” Comments?

SPEAK UP: Harassment prevention; a trendsetting approach. From the BBC (Business), “‘Speak up’: Lloyd’s takes harassment crackdown to pubs” Comments?

MAN’S WORLD: A discussion in Vox exploring why, “Women suffer needless pain because almost everything is designed for men” Comments?

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I will be spending Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Thank you and best regards,


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