Employee resolutions revamped

We are only three weeks into the New Year, and I’ve already seen a slight decline in the motivation I had for my resolutions.  Lucky for me, and you, TLNT has put together a list of ideas on how to increase your employee’s wellness in 2013. Ranging from health choices to financial ones, these simple and low-cost changes might be just what your employees need to jump-start those resolutions.

Click here to read more.

Whoever you are on Facebook is whoever you are

I won’t bore you with all the details of this recent social media case (that’s what the source article is for), but here’s a brief synopsis of the case in question:

  1. A female sued her employer for “emotional pain and suffering,” claiming she was a victim of breast-centric sexual assault and harassment.
  2. The employer’s attorneys came upon the employee’s mostly private Facebook page and found some risqué public posts.
  3. The employer’s lawyers then argued these posts paint a picture of an employee not easily shaken up by sexual comments, and that the defense should be allowed to view her private Facebook content and submit it as evidence in the case.
  4. The court allowed it, saying, “there is no dispute that social media information may be a source of relevant information that is discoverable.”

That definitely bears repeating: “There is no dispute that social media information may be a source of relevant information that is discoverable.”

Click here to read more about this sure-to-be-cited-in-the-future case.

Vegans are employees too

I’ve long said that I pray at the Temple of Bacon, and while I said this in jest, it turns out there might be some truth to the coming together of food and religion.

A vegan woman in Ohio claimed religious discrimination when she was fired from her hospital job for refusing to get a flu shot. The vaccine was grown in chicken eggs, and she said it violated her belief that consuming animals or their by-products is wrong. The woman cited Bible verses to support her claim that using the vaccine violated her “moral or ethical beliefs.” While the court decided in her favor, noting she has no contact with patients and thus did not need the vaccine, it also cited that her claim of religious discrimination had merit.

Click here to check out our partners at Ogletree Deakins’s breakdown of the case. Also, check out these foods you thought were vegan/vegetarian but totally aren’t or these junk foods that are surprisingly vegan.

Too hot to fire?

In a unanimous vote, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that an employer can terminate an employee on the grounds of being too attractive . . . if you’re like me, you’re gonna need to click here to read why the case is not considered unlawful discrimination.

Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time an employee has been deemed “too hot” to work, or even the strangest reason for termination—check out these sweet Google finds for more wild reasons employees have lost their jobs: