Dealing With Problem Employees: A Legal Guide, 2nd Edition by Amy Delpo

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By Amy Delpo

An employer's nightmare? challenge staff, in fact. yet in present day global, many enterprise vendors, supervisors and executives frequently are looking to paintings successfully with tough staff instead of fireplace them -- and working With challenge staff exhibits them how. This e-book combines the sensible and felony details employers want. supplying a plain-English review of employment legislation, facing challenge staff additionally indicates readers the right way to: *head off capability difficulties and conflicts *recognize who's and is not an issue worker *evaluate the situations *investigate difficulties and court cases *conduct functionality reviews *apply revolutionary self-discipline *suspend staff, if important *terminate employment *deal with the result of termination *handle severances and references *avoid felony hassle The second variation is totally up-to-date to mirror the newest employment legislation in each nation. It features a new bankruptcy on tips to stay away from hiring challenge staff within the first position, and offers pattern regulations to assist in giving you a user-friendly office. word: This publication doesn't hide hiring or layoffs. for additional information on those issues, see The Employer's criminal instruction manual, released via Nolo.

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She has no choice but to terminate Marco. 3. Discrimination Some employee interpersonal problems are actually the result of ignorance, hate and prejudice. For example, an employee might not get along with an African-American supervisor because that employee harbors racial prejudices. Or a Jewish employee might not get along with coworkers because the coworkers are anti-Semitic. If what appears at first glance to be an interpersonal problem is really a discrimination problem, you’ve got a serious situation on your hands—one that carries potential legal liability.

If you serve alcohol at social gatherings during working hours, you’re treading in dangerous waters. If you serve wine at a company lunch, for example, you are taking the risk that some employees will drink a little too much and therefore return to their workstations intoxicated. Similarly, employees might bring some of the alcohol back to their workstations and continue drinking even after the gathering has ended. Obviously, either situation is bad for business—and can pose a safety risk depending on the employee’s job.

Some employers choose to test employees for alcohol and drugs before lowering the boom, especially if they plan to terminate. Before taking this step, be sure you are familiar with the legal limitations on your rights to test. ) Don’t give them something to talk about. Although you should always keep employee problems as confidential as possible, it’s particularly important when dealing with suspected drug and alcohol abuse. If you publicly accuse an employee of drug or alcohol abuse or allow your suspicions to become known, you leave yourself vulnerable to a defamation lawsuit from the employee.

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