Seven or so years ago, I was asked to teach a course for a client regarding discrimination and harassment prevention. They had offices outside of  Alaska so I researched EEO issues in those states in order to update my workbook materials. My research quickly revealed an addition to my list of protected classes: Political Ideology When I saw…

There are a few different profiles when it comes to organizational risk as it pertains to Employee Relations. You have the organizations that slap-happy risky. These are the companies that do whatever they want without regard for consequences. They expect employee claims and suits to come against them, but that doesn’t move them much. Often…

As I write this today, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has let it be known that he is vetoing the proposed “Free Exercise Protection Act”,  House Bill 757. The “protection” part of the act was to protect faith-based groups who refused to provide social, educational or charitable services that violate their religious beliefs. Oh, and they could…

I wonder at times if companies understand or care about the risk employee issues pose to the organization. I have worked in organizations where nothing got settled at the company level and they were happy to pay people off. I have also worked for organizations that had a heart attack when the most benign concerns…