Friday, September 16, 2011

WIRTW #193 (the “naked tender” edition)

When cash went missing from a Popeyes Chicken franchise, an employee with a criminal history offered to strip naked to prove that she was not hiding the money. An Ohio appellate court concluded that her willingness to take her clothes off prevented her from suing for invasion of privacy:

Based upon the undisputed evidence, appellant voluntarily undressed in front of an assistant manager, while in a private bathroom, in order to show that she did not have the missing money on her person. Nobody asked her to undress. Rather, appellant was instructed that she did not have to undress, and she insisted in an attempt to exonerate herself. The expectation of privacy appellant now seeks to protect was lost when she undressed on her own volition.

The case is Turner v. Shahed Enterprises [pdf].

And now for something completely different…

Thanks to Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Marcia Pledger for talking to me about social media, the NLRB, and the Hispanics United case. Her story—National Labor Relations Board sees increase in social-media complaints: Companies need guidelines—ran on this morning’s front page.

(Also, if you’ve not yet voted for the LexisNexis Top 25 Labor & Employment Blogs, what are you waiting for? September 30 will be here before you know it.)

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:


Social Media & Workplace Technology

HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations