You are the manager of a non-unionized call centre and 5 out of 15 customer service reps have to be let go because of a shortage of work. Or you are interviewing candidates for a Supervisory Accounting position and the final choice is up to you.
After retiring from the Air Force as an airplane mechanic, Mike got a job at an airport. When he accepted the job, he was given a copy of the Code of Conduct which indicated that the employer defined harassment as any behavior, often recurrent in nature, which negates an individual’s dignity and the respect to which they are entitled because the behavior is offensive, embarrassing or humiliating.
More and more these days, employees are being asked to sign non-competition and non-solicitation clauses when they get a promotion, a new job or a raise. Employment lawyers like me get consulted often by people who are concerned about the effect that signing these provisions will have on their future if they ever leave the company.