Posts in Off-Duty Conduct.

And happy St. Patrick's Day weekend!

Every now and then, I am told that it's unfair for employers to take action against employees Rocky Balboawho misbehave off duty.

"No it isn't," I reply.

Although I wouldn't recommend firing everybody who gets in trouble away from work and outside work hours, sometimes the behavior is so awful that you just have to.

Exhibit A: Colleen Campbell, former news production employee and occasional ...

Chanukah starts at sundown this Sunday, and Christmas is only three short weeks away. Can you throw a workplace holiday party that won't result in a lawsuit? It has been ages since we've had a quiz. Let's do it!

For more on this topic, please listen to the webinar on holiday parties that I did yesterday with Laura Kerekes and the excellent people at ThinkHR. The replay is available here.

T.J. Simers, a well-known former sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is suing the Times for age and disability discrimination and is seeking $18 million. We're providing regular coverage and analysis of the jury trial, which is expected to last about two more weeks. For the background on what the case is all about, go here. For the testimony of Mr. Simers' psychiatrist, go here

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Anna Karenina. Those eyes should have been a tip-off.

Rarely does one get a case that involves a cutting-edge Americans with Disabilities Act issue combined with wild, crazy, passionate, irrationally exuberant, tempestuous, adulterous romance. Well, folks, today is your lucky day.

Should we start with the sex, or with the ADA issue? Oh, heck - let's start with the sex.

Emily Kroll, an ...

You can't fix stupid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CosD7h2703o

Homo sapiens is fired for teaching about homophones (and his sister is a known thespian rumored to have dramaturgical aspirations). A teacher at a private language school in Utah says that he was fired by the director for posting about homophones on an educational blog, which the director allegedly believed was ...

Employers and employees, take this Friday pop quiz on off-duty conduct!

First, if you have not already done so, listen to these audio recordings of Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers (for now), arguing with his girlfriend "archivist" V. Stiviano.

 

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Protests this week in Los Angeles against Donald Sterling.

 

Then take Part 1 of our quiz:

 

Do you agree with the decision to ban Donald ...

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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