Tag: employee misconduct

Communication, Development & Evaluation

Workplace Investigations: Another Critical Duty in Your HR Hat

December 8, 2022

Via: HR Hero

As an HR professional, one of your many duties may include conducting a thorough investigation into various issues that arise in the workplace. Whether the issue involves a claim of harassment, a claim of discrimination or a claim workplace misconduct, […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

How Employers Can Prevent Misconduct Within a Remote Workforce

December 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

With an estimated 36.2 million Americans working remotely by 2025, working from home has become the new norm. Although remote work has its benefits, it also diminishes open lines of communication between employers and employees, leading to issues in the […]


Employee Misconduct at Off-Site Party May Qualify as Workplace Harassment

July 16, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Is an employer liable for employee misconduct at “after-hours” gatherings? When a trial court adopted a narrow view of what constituted “the workplace,” an appeals court weighed in using a “totality of the circumstances” test. Party, the After-Party, and After-Party […]

Research, Software

How to Take Advantage of OSHA’s ‘Employee Misconduct’ Defense

November 22, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Many times, when employers receive an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation—if not most times—they claim it wasn’t their fault, but rather the employee did something stupid. OSHA recognizes such a defense, called the “employee misconduct” defense. It is […]