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April Fooled: Workplace Pranks Gone Too Far

April 10, 2017

 

April Fool’s Day was a few weeks ago. Many probably faked engagements or deaths, and companies may have released announcements for fake products. Others may have played jokes on co-workers or employees. One law firm implemented a new email policy, which banned emails from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., something unrealistic for a busy practice.
​However, some workplace pranks could be taken too far, and employers may be liable. For example, if an employee is injured at work as a result of a prank, employers may be liable for medical bills and workers’ compensation claims. Also, some jokes and taunts may go too far and cross the line into harassment or discrimination based on gender, race, age, or sexual orientation, which would allow for a suit against an employer. It’s all fun and games, but it is important to know your options if you fall victim of a prank gone too far.

HOW THE MAXWELL FIRM CAN HELP

Pranks can go wrong causing injury, and such cases require significant trial experience in personal injury suits. We believe in our clients and we fight for justice. The Maxwell Law Firm has the seasoned staff – from our attorneys to our investigators – and financial resources to aggressively pursue such cases.
In a personal injury case, it is especially important that a client finds an attorney they feel comfortable with, have confidence in and can fully trust. There will come a time when you must decide whether to resolve your case through settlement or take it to trial. As that point, confidence and trust in your attorney is essential. Over the years, The Maxwell Law Firm has helped numerous clients take back their lives and embark on the healing process that leads to recovery.

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Sources:

http://blogs.findlaw.com/free_enterprise/2015/04/are-you-liable-for-april-fools-jokes-at-work.html 

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