Dan Schwartz is included in an article published in the "What's Working in Human Resources" newsletter. The article titled, "Experts give their solutions to difficult workplace problems" features a Q&A from Dan about how to clarify when something is legal but not ideal.
Just because something may be “legal” doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Sometimes, organizations look for an answer to the question, “Is it legal?” without answering the bigger picture question, “Is it a good idea?” Ask yourself several related questions:
- What will the ramifications for our workplace be if we decide to implement a new rule? How will it be received?
- Are we increasing the risk of a lawsuit based on the way we fire or discipline an employee?
- How will other employees perceive the action?
- What effect will our decision have on our culture?
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