After working at a Petco store in Colorado for 11 months during a pandemic, T.J. Daniels was hoping that the company would give him time off to get a COVID-19 vaccine and deal with any potential side effects.
Brandon Boyd was furloughed from his communications jobs for an events company in March and then permanently laid off November, making him a little nervous, especially with his jobless benefits set to expire within weeks.
With Democrats now poised to control both the executive and legislative branches of government, President-elect Joe Biden may be able to pass policies that will reshape the workplace by raising the minimum wage, encouraging diversity and restoring protections eliminated by his predecessor, President Donald Trump.
The COVID-19 pandemic spawned more than 1,000 workplace-related lawsuits last year and drove a record number of class-action cases as employees sued over disputes over workplace safety, how they’re paid while working from home, and family and medical leave.
The Labor Department ruled Delta Air Lines discriminated against a pilot after they questioned her psychiatric health amid her raising safety concerns.
Could this be because they don’t want older people to move up in this company?
Question: My manager just shared that our company will conduct a new diversity training. I’m all for the intention but I’m afraid, given how 2020 is going, it might be too political or even politically biased. Can I refuse to attend? – Anonymous
Question: In a moment of frustration, I wrote an email to my colleague venting about my manager.
Question: My husband and I enjoy discussing your column over a cold beer in the evening (which I think you would approve of).
As state officials and lawmakers urged the shutdown of a Tyson Foods pork-processing plant in Iowa, managers at the plant reportedly placed bets on how many would end up getting sick.
Question: After years of having bad managers, I decided to take a career break.
As protections for LGBTQ people enter the domain of the United States’ highest court, the vast majority of non-LGBTQ Americans believe that discrimination against LGBTQ should be illegal.
For the fourth time in less than a year, former and current McDonald’s employees have filed a complaint accusing the fast food giant of racial discrimination.
Question: I manage a small team. One of my direct reports recently told me that another colleague harassed her, but she does not want to file a complaint. Can HR act anyways?
The debate surrounding Amy Coney Barrett’s potential appointment to the Supreme Court has focused largely on the fate of abortion rights. But her tenure could significantly affect workers’ rights as well, experts say.