Rita Risser Chai replies: No. This violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, which specifically prohibits discrimination against recovering alcoholics. Your state may also [...]
About Rita M. Risser ChaiRita M. Risser Chai is the founder of Fair Measures. An attorney in California for 20 years and now an attorney in Hawaii, she authored the Prentice Hall book, Stay Out of Court! The Manager’s Guide to Preventing Employee Lawsuits. She developed most of the curriculum used by Fair Measures, created the firm’s first website praised in HR Magazine, and wrote numerous articles on employment law including one on best practice harassment prevention training published in the magazine of the American Society for Training and Development (now ATD). She taught Law and Human Resources at the University of California, Santa Cruz, for eight years, and has presented four times at the annual conventions of the Hawaii Society of Human Resource Management.
I work for a small company. Recently I have been harassed by my boss’s wife. She thinks I am sleeping with him. She’s asked [...]
Rita Risser Chai replies: It depends on what they said. If someone said something about her that was harassing or discriminatory based on her [...]
You know that employers are not liable for harassment if they take all steps necessary to prevent harassment and respond to complaints. A new [...]
I and my colleagues are transitioning out of the workforce. We are interested in writing a book about our Affirmative Action, EEO, Diversity and [...]
Can a person on approved FMLA for depression and anxiety be discharged for calling in FMLA on a 6am-2pm shift and being filmed going [...]
I have requested a vacation day on a day where our company is having an employee appreciation day at a restaurant. Can they deny [...]
Our company has a policy against bullying in the workplace, part of our overall Professional Conduct policy. Do you advise bringing it to HR [...]
Can my employer prohibit me from disclosing my personal health information to my supervisor or coworkers?
We just received a memo stating that all employees are prohibited from sharing and/or discussing our medical records with anyone other than HR, which [...]
I am the Finance Director of a non-profit with fewer than 100 employees and have been asked to provide this information. Rita Risser Chai [...]