I have an employee of 14 years who is losing her eyesight due to diabetes. She has missed a lot of work and it's affecting her ability to do her job. We have ethical and legal questions regarding her termination.
Our company policy is to not hire smokers. On our job application the question is asked. Several employees that checked "no" on the application and later found to be smokers have all been fired--except one.
My husband started our business five years ago. I came on board a couple years ago to assist with office administration. We're doing fine, supporting just the two of us--but we would like to see this grow into something more.
My employee interviewed for a job at another office. A friend of mine that works in that office recognized her and contacted me. Can I confront my employee or will that put my friend and her office in jeopardy?
The comment was about another employee and made via a cell phone. We don't have a policy in place or an HR department. I recently gave the employee a raise before this all took place. Our office is very lax.