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By Yvonne Nellums, PHR, SHRM-CP on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
This week is Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Significant others will be showering loved ones with gifts and many offices will be full of flowers, candy, and balloons. During this festive time, coworkers will have a peek into the private lives of many of their peers. But what happens if you find out you have a situation of two employees dating in the workplace... Now what do you do?
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You may be rightfully concerned when an employee’s deteriorating health or apparent side effects of medications pose a potential safety hazard in the workplace. So what can you do?
An employee approaches the owner of a large retail store to inform her that he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which will require time away from work for counseling. During the meeting, the owner doesn’t ask the employee if she can tell other staff members about this health condition nor does the employee specifically grant permission. Under these circumstances, can the owner share this information with others at work?