Friday, May 20, 2011

WIRTW #177 (the “I’ll have what she’s having” edition)

Brazil is famous for lots of things: Pelé, Carnival, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and, apparently, laws that require employers to accommodate female employees’ masturbatory habits. From Above the Law, quoting Going Concern:

Ana Catarian Bezerra is a 36-year-old Brazilian woman who suffers from a chemical imbalance that triggers severe anxiety and hypersexuality. Ana, an accountant by day, began to have problems at work because the only way to relieve said anxiety is by masturbating. A lot. Now, after winning a court battle and seeking professional medical help, Ana is allowed to masturbate and watch porn—using her work’s computer, no less—legally.

Whether or not this story is real or a hoax, Eric Meyer shares his thoughts on how the ADA would apply to such an employee, at The Employer Handbook.

Here’s the rest of what I read this week (and last week):


Social Media & Workplace Technology

HR and Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations

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