Alcoholism is a disability that presents serious legal and human resource management issues
According to The Other Bar, more than 20 million Americans suffer from alcohol or drug dependency. Sadly, it is generally accepted that the prevalence of chemical dependency within the legal profession is higher than among the general population.
Many employers utilize binding arbitration to resolve employment-related disputes with their employees. The advantages of binding arbitration include savings of time and cost, limited discovery, a more expedited process than court procedures, and, hopefully, smaller attorney's fees.
Employees have access to a business's valuable information and trade secrets during their employment. But what happens when they no longer work there, or if they leave to work for a competitor? It's important to consider the effect that it would have on your business if this scenario were to happen, and to take the necessary precautions.