WHAT YOUR EMPLOYEES DO WHEN NOT AT WORK
On: February 11, 2020 | By:
Handling employees’ unacceptable behavior during work time and on-site is hard enough. But sometimes we have employees whose behavior and actions after hours or off-site impact the company or other employees. What can you do then?
It is a myth that you cannot take action based on an employee’s off-hours behavior. While nearly 30 states have some level of protection restricting actions you can take against employees for legal off-duty behavior, if it impacts your business, clients, and/or other employees, you may have the ability, and sometimes the obligation, to discipline accordingly.
While most of your employment policies only cover working time, there are several critical policies that also cover off-hours behavior, most importantly:
- Non-Harassment/Non-Sexual Harassment/Non-Discrimination/Non-Retaliation
- Substance Use and Abuse
- Workplace Violence
Some situations we have seen are:
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