Learn when the legal issue has exceeded a manager's capacity and the company should contact an attorney.
- While most issues that you run into on a day-to-day basis…with your employees are manageable,…there are some situations that will require…that you bring out the big legal guns.…You may not start here and in some cases…you'll try to mitigate these things on your own…but sometimes that won't be possible…and you're going to have to reach out…to an attorney to take the reigns.…You may be thinking, well what are some of those situations?…Sit tight, we're about to go over some of them.…This isn't an exhaustive list of all scenarios,…that could take hours to get through.…So, let's cover the basics.…
Let's start with termination.…If you're in the process of firing an employee…or you've already done so, here are some scenarios…where legal advice could be helpful.…First, when the employee has access to trade secrets…or very sensitive information within the company.…Another example is when an employee…is part of a protected class and has claimed discrimination.…For example, if a person has recently…revealed they are pregnant or have a disability.…
- Identify which legal concept you will become most familiar with as a manager.
- Explain why it is important to ensure an injured employee receives medical attention.
- List the three steps you should take to mitigate risks when an employee violates the code of ethics.
- Define business ethics.
- Recall which concept the courts will not consider when piercing the corporate veil.