Posts by: Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Esq.

“We Don’t Have a Pay Equity Issue”

December 11, 2018 |

Two things I can tell you about myself, generally: I am an optimist. I believe that, in general, people want to do and try to do the right thing. When it comes to questions of equal pay, I’m here to adamantly tell you that: Optimism will get you in trouble. Doing the right thing isn’t […]

As a Manager, Must You Mentor?

December 4, 2018 |

I recently came across the “Workologist” column in the New York Times.  It’s described as a column containing “friendly advice on any workplace conundrum, large or small” written by “a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser.”  Let’s state the obvious: Life would be better if we described all workplace problems/issues/firestorms as “conundrums.”  […]

Above and Beyond Benefits

November 27, 2018 |

Last week, the two Foleys of Foley and Foley, PC notified all employees that, as a way of saying “thank you” for a year’s worth of hard work, the firm would close for a week around the Christmas/New Year’s holidays, so that we could all relax and enjoy the time with our families.  As an […]

Let’s Be Thankful for the “Reasonable Person” Standard

November 20, 2018 |

Executive Summary:  In the workplace, a few “jerk faces” are to be expected.  A reasonable person wouldn’t find that your average jerk face creates a hostile work environment. Want to know more?  Since 2009, retaliation has been the top basis for charges filed at the EEOC.  Though it’s been at the top for years, retaliation claims […]

No Job Title, No Problem(?)

November 13, 2018 |

Image Credit:  Gusto.com I’d be willing to bet that every person who reads this post has a job title.  Maybe you’re uber-proud of your title and you hand out your business cards left and right.  Maybe you have only a vague understanding of what the heck your title actually means.  Maybe you’re keeping your eyes […]

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