TITLE

Be careful in what you say

AUTHOR(S)
Flynn, Gillian
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
Workforce;Jan1998, Vol. 77, p109
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Gives advice on how human resource professionals in the United States would be able to perform their functions without risk of a defamation suit. Overview of defamation law; Conducting a termination; Investigation of employees for alleged sexual harassment; Escorting terminated employees out of the building; Employer's provision of references on a former terminated employee.
ACCESSION #
86030

 

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