Tag Archives: Discrimination

The REAL Reason the Packers Traded Favre

"How could the Packers trade him?" "What were the Packers thinking?" "I just don’t understand it?" I am writing to shed some light on this decision.  Favre turns 39 in October.  That means next year Favre would have entered a protected class for the purposes of age discrimination when he turned 40.  Sure, Favre may have had a decent … Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Retaliation Claims

Pennsylvania employment lawyer Michael Moore has an excellent post on Five Things Every HR Generalist Should Know about Retaliation Claims.  Michael notes that the number of retaliation claims rose 18% in 2007 to a record high, doubling since 1992.  His post covers the following areas: What is unlawful retaliation? What is "Adverse Action" by an … Continue Reading

Be Careful to Avoid “Reverse Discrimination”

Michael Moore of the Pennsylvania Employment Law Blog has an excellent post on the possibility of reverse discrimination when employers make decisions under the auspices of voluntary affirmative action plans, diversity programs, or even "risk management".  Michael says: I am surprised by how many companies will select non-minority employees for layoff in a reduction in … Continue Reading

Employee Evaluations Are Critical to Firing Decisions

Charlie Longbrief had just turned off his computer to end his day when the phone rang.  It was John Grains.  John owns the local grain elevator in Hometown, Iowa and Charlie has been his business lawyer for several years. "Charlie, I’ve got a problem,"  he said.  "Tell me about it," Charlie said. "Well, I need to fire Nancy … Continue Reading