What's smart and what's legal don't always match


It's legal for me, an adult, to live on a diet of candy bars and milkshakes, but probably not prudent. (Sounds kinda tasty, though.)

Similarly, in the employment world, what we can get away with is not necessarily what we ought to do.

Jewell Lim Esposito, at our sister blog, Employee Benefits Unplugged, reports the Supreme Court's refusal to review a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) holding that an HR manager's complaint about possible violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act were not protected.

Legalities aside, Jewell concludes by questioning the wisdom of firing an HR manager for a reason like that. I have to agree -- to me, this is the HR equivalent of the candy-bars-and-milkshakes diet.

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