A story about a man’s unique tattoo went viral last week. An unidentified, unconscious 70-year-old man was rushed to the Emergency Room at University of Miami Hospital. The hospital began to try to help the man, but upon removing his shirt, they found a tattoo reading: “Do Not Resuscitate” with a signature below it. Legally, in the state of Florida, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders must be printed on yellow paper and signed by a doctor. DNR orders, like all medical directives, should be easily amended (whereas a tattoo is obviously permanent and expensive to remove). The man arrived alone, unidentified, and could not communicate, so the tattoo was the only indication of any end-of-life wishes. When considering their options, Read More
Monthly Archives: December 2017
Does Your Company Have a Sexual Misconduct Policy?
There is no time like the present for companies to review their sexual misconduct policies. The first step in such a review is to take a look at your employee handbook (assuming your company has one). In the handbook, among other things such as vacation and sick time procedures, your company’s sexual misconduct policies and reporting procedures should be clearly explained. It simply isn’t enough for an employer to have a blanket policy prohibiting sexual misconduct in the workplace (which should be a given). You must also have clear procedures for handling workplace harassment claims. What should be included in your policy? -How sexual harassment would be handled within the company. For example, a confidential investigation, no retaliation on the Read More