Ann Kiernan replies: Maybe I’m missing something, but these sound like mandatory events, not optional! I see that you are in accounts receivable, so [...]
About Ann KiernanAnn Kiernan has litigated claims of wrongful discharge and discrimination before state and federal courts and administrative matters before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, representing both employers and employees. Ms. Kiernan co-hosted The Employee Rights Forum, a weekly radio call-in show reaching up to a half-million listeners in the New York metropolitan area, and her articles on employment law have been published in many books and magazines. Both as a firm partner and as a director, Ms. Kiernan gained solid experience in management and human resources compliance. She has worked with Fair Measures since 1997.
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Okay—here’s the fact pattern: Pregnant employee calls in sick with back pain, is fired four days later, and is replaced by a man. Sounds [...]
My employer is moving to a new office building designed around the 'Open Work Space' concept. I work in IT and I support HR/Comp/Benefits/Payroll. [...]
I am a flight attendant. I was videotaped by a passenger while I was pouring company wine into a container. Can they fire me [...]
Our CEO is requiring we submit all FMLA applications to him before submitting to our leave administrator. Is this legal?
Ann Kiernan replies: As long as the CEO is not retaliating against employees who take FMLA or interfering with their rights, this appears to [...]