Ask the Lawyers – Recent Questions

Here are the answers to questions submitted to our attorneys about employment law issues. We update these questions monthly. Questions are answered by Fair Measures attorneys Ann Kiernan and Steve Duggan. To search by specific workplace issues, please see our organized answers in our list of FAQs.

In an HR management class I was told that legally you cannot tell other staff the reason that an employee is out of the office (example: their illness). Is this true?

Rita Risser Chai replies: It depends on the reason they’re out. If they’re on vacation, I’m not aware of any law that says that [...]

In an HR management class I was told that legally you cannot tell other staff the reason that an employee is out of the office (example: their illness). Is this true?2018-09-11T20:31:14+00:00

Do I have to wear a pink ribbon?

Can employees be forced to show support for breast cancer by mandating that the pink ribbon be worn throughout the month of October? I'm [...]

Do I have to wear a pink ribbon?2018-08-14T20:32:43+00:00