It’s been a week since my beloved Philadelphia Eagles shocked the sports world by signing convicted felon Michael Vick to a two-year contract. I’ve waited to comment on this story because I needed the time to process how I feel about my team being the one to provide a second chance to someone who did what Vick did.
Here’s what I’ve come up with: an employee’s opportunity for a second chance is proportional to one’s ability and talent. Something to consider the next time an employee makes an colossal blunder – does the employee have enough value to your organization to warrant a second chance?
For more thoughts on what Michael Vick has to do with employment law, I recommend my fellow bloggers:
- Michael Maslanka’s Work Matters: Lessons employers can learn from the Eagles' decision to hire Michael Vick.
- The Word on Employment Law with John Phillips: Michael Vick and Squeaky Fromme.
- Philip Miles’s Lawffice Space: Michael Vick and Hiring Criminals.
- William Bowser at the Delaware Employment Law Blog: What Can Employers Learn From Michael Vick and the Eagles?
- Jason Morris at the employeescreen IQ Blog: As Michael Vick Returns to NFL, Employment Lawyers Push Criminal Records Checks.
- Terri Albee at Compensation Cafe: How Do Your Non-Work Related Activities Affect Your Compensation?
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