William, the owner of Bert’s Delivery, receives a phone call about a former employee, Kevin. Kevin recently left his position at Bert’s Delivery and is applying for a new job at Gary’s Drivers. William is asked to provide information about Kevin and his work performance. What should William consider before providing information and feedback to Gary’s Drivers? Is William obligated to say, or not say, anything?
Answer to relevant QuestionsWhat is the difference between disparate impact and disparate treatment? Explain how they are similar and different and give an example of each. Explain how severance pay can result in exposing the employer to a discrimination suit. Why do some situations justify a pre-employment physical exam and others do not? List five factors that distinguish an independent contractor and five factors indicating that an individual is an employee. What are the differences between the right of the employer to search employees’ lockers or desks in the private, as opposed to the public, sector?
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