Major restaurant backpedals on uniform policy
Bad publicity pushed the chain to change its mind but did the company’s initial decision breach the human rights code? HRM asked an expert.
Humiliating ordeal for under-performing employees
Images have surfaced of one workforce that was made to crawl around a 23-acre lake for failing to hit sales targets.
Is it ever okay to watch “adult films” at work?
One Supreme Court’s eyebrow-raising decision gives workers the right to watch blue movies on their lunch break. Yes, really.
How to handle employee addiction
The CEO of a top addiction treatment centre told HRM about how – and why – employers should step in.
How to dismiss for off-duty conduct
You’ve made the decision to fire an employee over off-duty conduct – more specifically, off-duty misconduct. But should they be let go with “cause” or without it?
HR ferrets out reputational risk to their organizations
Your employees must know that their conduct while away from work is increasingly available for all to see, hear and, indeed, penalize, say legal experts
Off-duty conduct catches the eyes of HR
What happens on social media, stays on social media … forever. Employers know that all too well – something driving concerns about the off-duty conduct of workers
Far out Friday: ‘ISIS’ lip tattoo costs one worker his job
One worker with some unusual ink is considering legal action after being fired for his unusual tattoo.
Far out Friday: Legal bill for worker’s sex-injury compensation claim tops $600,000
After one public servant’s raunchy business trip resulted in injury, taxpayers have been hit with a $600,000 legal bill.
BBC finally boots out badly-behaved talent
Star employee Jeremey Clarkson has crossed the line – he may be their best asset but the BBC won’t be renewing his contract.