Don't delay disciplining or terminating employees for misconduct

On December 27, 2017, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose decisions apply to all Indiana employers) ruled in Ennin v. CNH Industrial America, LLC, that a company didn't unlawfully discriminate or retaliate against an employee, but only after it excluded evidence that would have allowed the employee to argue he was fired because he was on leave protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The company decided to terminate the employee after he violated company policy, but it waited to notify him until he was already on FMLA leave. Let's take a closer look at the case. Read More...