DECISIONPOINT RESULTS continued from page 9 The Court’s Decision
The court granted summary judgment in favor of the Union and the employer The court believed that by negotiating a settlement of her grievance which allowed the employee to return to work, the Union had satisfied its duty to represent her fairly.
The court also concluded that even though there was a short interval of time between her sexual harassment complaint and her discharge, the Company had a legitimate reason to terminate her—the violation of the workplace violence policy.
The court concluded that the Company’s investigation was reasonable and that under the circumstances there was no reason to believe that the Company was retaliating against her rather than simply enforcing its policy.
In the case of Aaron vs Ford Motor Company, we learn that the application of a workplace violence policy rarely occurs in a vacuum. The task for management is more difficult if the employee has complained about sexual harassment or has complained about discrimination or other unlawful conduct. In that type of situation the Company must provide clear documentation that substantiates that the real reason for its decision to discipline or discharge is violation of the workplace violence policy and not unlawful discrimination or retaliation.
Rising Violence Shows Hospitals Should Boost Security, Experts Warn 165
American hospitals are experiencing more violence on their grounds and inside their corridors than ever "Violence in the hospital environment mirrors society, and health care is one of the largest industries in the U.S. So we're kind of a microcosm of society itself," said Colling, author of three textbooks on hospital safety.Co
lling thinks hospitals should prepare a temporary badge for visitors, asking them for a photograph and a quick background check. "There are databases to see if somebody's wanted or has caused trouble before," Colling said.
Many security experts also say the most important step hospitals can take is to educate employees.
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Proposed Legislation Aims To Improve Safety of Hotel Employees
After two high-profile men were charged with assaulting housekeeping staff at New York hotels within just weeks of each other, state legislators have offered up two bills requiring hotels to strengthen their security and safety measures.
New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal propose legislation (A.8195), which would require hotels to provide sexual harassment training to staff and managers. The second piece of legislation would require hotels to provide panic buttons to their staff. The city’s largest hotel union supports the legislation, vowing to make housekeeper security a focal point of its contract negotiations next year, reported USA Today.
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