Lehman Brothers, a 158-year-old investment bank choked by the credit crisis and falling real estate values, filed for Chapter 11 protection in the biggest bankruptcy filing ever on Monday, putting its 25,000 employees worldwide on the unemployment lines or waiting for a selloff to another company. Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing allows a company to restructure its
Discrimination Claims can cut to the Core of an Organization’s Values
Many organizations take great pride in their employment practices striving to keep them free from employment discrimination. For such companies, a discrimination charge or lawsuit strikes at the very core of the organization’s values. For example, AARP was recently sued for age discrimination by an employee who alleges she was passed over for promotions, laid off…
Investigating Employee Misconduct based on Electronic Evidence may be limited by the Weakness of an Employer’s Policies
The prevalence of e-mail and texting communications can aid an employer in its investigation of workplace misconduct; provided, the employer’s policy adequately preserves its right to access the data. However, overstepping rights to access e-mail and other electronic communication media can result in criminal prosecution under state and federal law.
Recent high profile firings of Philadelphia…