Did you know that millennial professionals value work-life balance over the accumulation of wealth and the appointment to leadership positions? This is the case, according to a recent survey by World Services Group.
With the recent spate of sexual harassment allegations resulting in numerous ousters and resignations, sensitivity is running high. At the same time, a lot of workers are concerned about what actually constitutes illegal workplace activity.
Historically, people chose careers in veterinary medicine because they liked working with animals. That is still an important motive today but, in modern times, veterinary clinics and other professional offices also know they must keep pace with the changes and legal requirements of their respective industries.
Taking adverse action against an employee is not a decision employers should take lightly. Not only can these actions affect workplace relationships and morale, they can also lead to messy legal battles. This is especially true if an employment decision is retaliatory.
In recent weeks, stories of sexual harassment against women in the entertainment industry have been widely reported. However, sexual harassment is an issue facing every worker in every industry (as evidenced by the overwhelming number of #MeToo social media postings). It has always been crucial for employers to understand their obligations and options with regard to responding to complaints of sexual harassment; now is a good time to take another look.
Employers have a number of legal tools to protect themselves, their company, and their employees. One of these tools is an employee handbook.
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