Some people don't have much of a sense of personal boundaries or decency, and unfortunately this distinguishing quality often contributes to hostile work environments. In other cases, coworkers are quite aware of their inappropriate language or gestures, and workplace discrimination and sexual harassment are all too intentional.
Imagine for a moment that your boss is watching over your shoulder as you point and click your way around your Facebook, Twitter or email account. He or she may not think your crack about work is funny or appreciate the photos from your friend's bachelor party. This is why many people try to keep their work lives and their personal lives - including social media accounts - separate.
As more and more military servicemembers return from tours overseas, the effect of their deployments are becoming apparent in the area of employment law. As the economy continues to slowly recover across the nation, many people still struggle to find work. And for servicemen and women who have spent time in Iraq or Afghanistan, finding and keeping a job can be especially difficult.
An attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Newark, New Jersey, said employers may want to reconsider hiring policies that bar anyone with a criminal record from being hired. Another employment law attorney said that employers may want to rethink the use of credit reports when screening potential job applicants as well. The comments came about during a roundtable discussion in Hasbrouck Heights regarding employment law and compliance with Title VII legislation which bans workplace discrimination.