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June 4, 2021

11th Circuit Finds Employee Conduct May Lead to Termination Even Where the Conduct is the Result of Mental Illness

On May 27, 2021, in Todd v. Fayette County School District, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the propriety of a school district’s decision to end a mentally ill teacher’s employment.

October 27, 2020

Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies in a Time of Political and Social Unrest

Tensions appear to be running hot across the nation during this polarized election season and time of political and social unrest.

Dear Littler
February 25, 2020

Dear Littler: What to Do When an Employee Threatens Suicide?

One of our employees told a coworker that she is very depressed and contemplating suicide. What should we do to help our employee get the help she needs, and ensure we are meeting any duties we might have as her employer?

January 21, 2020

Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report for 2018, finding a 2% increase in fatalities from the prior year, including notable increases in overdoses and suicides at work.