An employee makes a claim to his or her employer of discrimination. The employer as rule of thumb needs to investigate the claim in order to address the claim and take appropriate action. However, what happens during the employer’s investigation when other employees do not want to participate or refuse to cooperate. This question was recently addressed by the California Court of Appeal in McGrory v. Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (2013) 212 Cal. App. 4th 1510.
The Supreme Court’s decision last June confirmed the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), often called ObamaCare, and the President’s re-election in November ensured the law will be implemented in stages through 2014. Nevertheless, despite all of the news coverage, rhetoric and impassioned debate on the subject, most small business owners and entrepreneurs do not understand what impact this eventuality will have on their companies.