Flirting at Work?

secret    Workplace flirting is not rewarded even in environments where it is encouraged, according to this interesting article on a recent study of law firms. On a related note, our experience in representing both the harassed and those accused of harassing, in both the federal and private sector, is that there remain a large number of managers–even at very high levels–who consider their position of power a license to sexually harass those working for them.

    Gentlemen: a good rule of thumb is that if you would not act that way at work if your mother or sister or wife were present, then you probably shouldn’t act that way in their absence either. An old standby alternative is, “How would what I’m doing look if covered on the front page of the Washington Post?”

Two Free Resources on Criminal Records and Hiring Process

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Employers: If you are concerned about the legal minefield of using criminal records to screen out applicants, here’s a link to a pdf of an employee-side perspective (May 2013–as pictured above) on how to do it legally.  You also can go to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law website for background on the by whom and why of the publication’s development.  If you would prefer a Q&A on the topic straight from Uncle Sam (April 2012), then instead go to EEOC’s website.  If you are a Texas-based employer, you also can give us a call with your questions.

Another AVVO Review

We just received notice from the Avvo.com website directory of attorneys of the following client review. Follow this link for the full review, other reviews, and an explanation of the website’s review process. While the outcome of each case turns on the particular facts and client involved, our goal is to leave everyone as pleased as this client:

Overall rating Excellent
Trustworthy Excellent
Responsive Excellent
Knowledgeable Excellent
Kept me informed Excellent
I recommend David Schleicher.
I hired David more than 3 years ago.
David handled my Government matter.
I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

David and his firm have represented me since March 2009, and I’m fortunate and thankful for his expert knowledge of government employee, equal opportunity, and disabled employee rights, laws, and guidelines, as well as his counsel to help me through challenging and difficult law-related times. David is responsive and available, and when we speak and coordinate via email I’m certain that he’s completely focused on me and my needs. I also consider him to be exceedingly fair with his rate structure, and his staff diligently keeps me informed regarding status and cost breakdowns on all matters he works for me. I find him to be empathic while also ensuring I have a realistic view of options for the various situations he’s helped me address – always successfully in my favor. As a long-time federal employee, I never needed a lawyer’s counsel until 2009, and I’m grateful that David and his firm were my first choice, based on a coworker’s recommendation. David and his staff have confirmed my initial impression: he is THE government employee law professional. Look no further; if you need a lawyer on your side, David is the answer.

New Client Review via Avvo.com

We were pleased to receive notice of the review below being posted at lawyer review site www.Avvo.com

The outcome of any case depends on its facts, but our goal for every client to have this kind of experience.

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Quality and compassion

Posted by a Employment client, about 22 hours ago. 

Overall rating
5 star rating  Excellent
Trustworthy
5.0 star rating  Excellent
Responsive
5.0 star rating  Excellent
Knowledgeable
5.0 star rating  Excellent
Kept me informed
5.0 star rating  Excellent
  • I recommend David Schleicher.
  • I used David 1-3 years ago.
  • David handled my Employment / Labor matter.
  • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.
Mr. Schleicher represented me in an employment situation. He did a great job and was very helpful and supportive during a difficult process. I can’t recommend him enough.