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  • F ive W orkplace L egal P itfalls - Effective Steps to Minimize and Avoid Them Jathan Janove Jathanjanove.com October 6, 2010
  • #1 CLASSIFICATION CATASTROPHE
    • “ Hurricane Brenda”
  • #2 HAZARDOUS HEALTH LITIGATION
    • “ Tornado Rod”
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  • #3 “UH OH!” EEO !
    • “ Tsunami Carol”
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  • #4 SOCIAL MEDIA MALAISE
    • “ Tropical Storm Ike”
  • #5 SUPERVISORS ON THE LOOSE!
    • “ Thunderstorm Elaine”
  • #1 CLASSIFICATION CATASTROPHE
    • “ Hurricane Brenda”
  • AUDIT … CAREFULLY
  • WORKPLACE RISK ANALYSIS C o s t L i k e l i h o o d M a g n i t u d e = X
  • Present Three Options
  • Option 1 C>LM Risk Adverse
  • Option 2 C=LM Risk Neutral
  • Option 3 C<LM Risk Taker
  • #2 HAZARDOUS HEALTH LITIGATION
    • “ Tornado Rod”
  • INTERACTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ERA (Expectations, Responsibility, Accountability)
  • INTERACTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ERA (Expectations, Responsibility, Accountability)
  • Mulligan Management
  • INTERACTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ERA (Expectations, Responsibility, Accountability)
  • INTERACTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ERA (Expectations, Responsibility, Accountability)
  • INTERACTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ERA (Expectations, Responsibility, Accountability)
  • “ WE NEED YOU”
  • #3 “UH OH!” EEO !
    • “ Tsunami Carol”
  • Ask the Three Consistency Questions
  • Ask the Three Consistency Questions
    • Have similar situations arisen?
    • What do the documents say?
    • Can we show there is no inconsistency?
  • #4 SOCIAL MEDIA MALAISE
    • “ Tropical Storm Ike”
  • FIND YOUR TEXT / TWEET / CHAT/ PING / POST / POKE “SWEET SPOT”
  • BIG IKE’S BIG 5:
    • Denying reality will not change it
    Isaac Dixon PhD, SPHR
  • BIG IKE’S BIG 5:
    • Denying reality will not change it
    • Technology is not inherently good or evil
    Isaac Dixon PhD, SPHR
  • BIG IKE’S BIG 5:
    • Denying reality will not change it
    • Technology is not inherently good or evil
    • Make sure you have a “geek” on your team
    Isaac Dixon PhD, SPHR
  • BIG IKE’S BIG 5:
    • Denying reality will not change it
    • Technology is not inherently good or evil
    • Make sure you have a “geek” on your team
    • Boundaries need to be clear and enforceable
    Isaac Dixon PhD, SPHR
  • BIG IKE’S BIG 5:
    • Denying reality will not change it
    • Technology is not inherently good or evil
    • Make sure you have a “geek” on your team
    • Boundaries need to be clear and enforceable
    • Everyone is a photojournalist
    Isaac Dixon PhD, SPHR
  • #5 SUPERVISORS ON THE LOOSE!
    • “ Thunderstorm Elaine”
  • CLAIM PREVENTION TRAINING ABC’S A B C
  • (A) ESTABLISH A JERK-FREE ZONE
  • Avoid the 3 Harassment Surprises: What?!!
  • Surprise Harasser
  • Surprise Plaintiff
  • Surprise Victim
    • “ It is essential that at all times our employees treat each other, and those with whom they come into contact, with courtesy, respect and professionalism; and that they work cooperatively and constructively in resolving issues or problems.”
  • (B) WRITE AN A-HOLE LAWYER LETTER
  • SAME DAY SUMMARY (w/i a page and a day) To: Employee From: Supervisor Cc/bcc: HR Date: This summarizes our discussion on ______. We addressed the issue of _____________. We agreed the following will happen: _________________. If I haven’t summarized our discussion accurately, please let me know immediately.
  • (C) AVOID AVOIDANCE
  • PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK CHECKLIST
    • Big Picture Focus
        • Expected Performance: Quantity & Quality of Desired Results
        • Expected Treatment of Others: Responsiveness, Cooperation and Professionalism.
    • Scrupulous Honesty
    • No Surprises – Review is a Summary Not a Substitute for Real-time Feedback.
  • WEIGHT FORWARD ON SKIS
  • Further Information:
    • Winner of the 2009 Gold Medal IPPY Award in Business/Sales at Book Expo America
    3 rd Printing! “ An extraordinarily useful book that will benefit managers and workers.” - Library Journal Jathan Janove www.jathanjanove.com www.aterwynne.com For books, articles, sample forms, or information about presentations, workshops, or other services, email info@jathanjanove.com
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