Friday, August 28, 2015
There are many compelling storylines to come out of the recent tragic events in Virginia. One issue is the topic of workplace safety. A fascinating article in the NY Times today looks squarely at that question, examining what employers can do if suspicions arise concerning particular workers. From the piece:
"Employers face conflicting legal obligations and huge uncertainties. They have a legal duty to provide a safe workplace, and can even be sued for failing to prevent predictable threats, according to legal experts. . . The federal disabilities act prohibits discrimination against disabled people, including those with mental illness."
The article considers the views of a number of different disciplines and is worth reading. The issue is an important reminder of the importance of properly addressing workplace safety issues.
- Joe Seiner