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15 Dec, 2011

Employees—What Are They Complaining About?

2011-12-15T17:57:17-05:00December 15th, 2011|Firing employee, Nebraska Construction, Retaliation, Termination|

I read an interesting article in the Engineering News Record (“ENR”) about employee whistle blower complaints and a flawed safety culture in a radioactive waste recyclying plant . Here is a link to the article. This article serves as a reminder of the importance of properly documenting and investigating employee complaints. The article discusses an employee’s complaint that he was removed from a facility for raising safety concerns and the snowball [...]

5 Sep, 2011

How Are You Documenting Employee Terminations

2011-09-05T08:24:20-05:00September 5th, 2011|Employee, Firing employee, Retaliation, Termination|

Much as documentation is important in construction projects, it is equally important in employee terminations. When you are considering terminating an employee, you should make sure you have all of your supporting documentation before the actual termination, instead of cobbling together the documentation several months afterwards. As many of you have experienced, an employee disappointed with his or her termination, does not have to sue immediately. The ex-employee often times [...]