A New Source of Business: TMI
by Michael Fox
Truth be told, people who do what I do, represent employers in disputes with their employees really don't need new sources of business. Still an article in today's New York Times, Sharing Too Much Information in the Workplace, relays complaints by older managers about comments made by 20 year olds in the workplace, indicates there's always some trend that ends up resulting in more lawsuits.
Some e.g. - asking a manufacturing manager how many times they can miss work before they will get fired or advising that they are seeking another job that will take 6 to 8 months to land. And those are just the not very politic ones by kids who obviously are not sensitive to the ways managers think.
Terminations are the primary driver of employment law litigation and the folks who get terminated are the ones who do stupid things or don't fit in. TMI can often put you squarely in both camps.