Free Speech Isn't Free of Responsibility
- What you can--and can't--do to rein in political speech at work. // HR Specialist: North Carolina Employment Law;Dec2011, Vol. 5 Issue 12, p7
The article discusses how employers can keep the workplace civil in politically contentious times. It emphasizes the need for employers to balance the interest of employees in speaking freely with one's interest in maintaining order and productivity. It stresses that there should be a business...
- DIVERSITY FINDS ITS PLACE. Rodriguez, Robert // HR Magazine;Aug2006, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p56
The article emphasizes the need for chief diversity officers to improve company policy, products and customer experiences in the U.S. The issue is motivated by demographic changes in the workforce. Many organizations are employing methods of understanding and relationship-building to gain...
- Family care bias suits rise as workers assert rights. Gonzalez, Gloria // Business Insurance;6/19/2006, Vol. 40 Issue 25, p11
The article gives advice to employers on addressing the issue of lawsuits from alleged discrimination against employees with family care responsibilities. Lawsuits alleging this type of discrimination, while not entirely new, have been on the rise in recent years. And federal and state laws...
- OK to base pay on performance-without bias. // HR Specialist: North Carolina Employment Law;Jun2010, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p1
The article reports on the impact of a product-based compensation system on various types of employees in the U.S. It suggests that the system should not be use to discriminate against a particular group and allow every employee to participate on an equal basis. It also notes that when designing...
- "Free Speech" or Lawful Coercion? Wyle, Benjamin; Englander, William H. // Labor Law Journal;Apr54, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p270
The article presents the case for the proposition that permissible employer speech should be contracted rather than expanded to stop the practice of using free speech to defeat worker organization. It provides information on free speech amendment of the Taft-Hartley Act, need for speech rules...
- Case roundup. Eversheds // Personnel Today;10/8/2002, p15
Reports legal developments related to personnel management in Great Britain as of November 2002. Dismissal of Diane Greener for drunkenness on duty; Legal claims for unfair dismissals; Inference of discrimination in the workplace.
- ORGANIZATIONAL TENSION AND OCCUPATIONAL SCRIPTS: STORIES FROM HR PROFESSIONALS AND TOP EXECUTIVES. Hansen, Carol D.; Kahnweiler, William M. // Human Resource Management Review;Spring95, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p25
Compares the attributional biases and cultural beliefs of top executives and human resources professionals in 'Fortune 500' companies. Analysis of story components of informant-generated tales of work place experiences; Differences in values, priorities and desired roles.
- Companies call for single discrimination super-body. Whitehead, Mark // People Management;05/06/99, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p12
Looks at the human resource (HR) directors' call on the British government to launch a crusade against disability discrimination and ageism. Details on Carnegie Third Age Programme's opinion poll, which follows the government's preparation of a draft voluntary code of practice to combat age...
- COPING WITH AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BACKLASH. Rosen, Benson; Jerdee, Thomas H. // Business Horizons;Aug79, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p15
Discusses ways in eliminating race and sex discrimination among employees. Use of the affirmative action program in corporate management; Reactions of male employees toward the organizational treatment of women; Impact of affirmative action policies on corporate personnel.