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True Story: Unwanted Work Birthday Party Results in $450K Jury Award
What do you do if you’re an employer who celebrates employees’ birthdays with a simple get together in the break room – a quick happy birthday song and some cake – but one of your employees asks you not to celebrate his birthday because he has an anxiety disorder and it will cause him significant stress? What’s the big deal? It’s a two-minute celebration.
Be sure you DON’T throw the unwanted birthday party! If you do, you could end up paying $450,000 to the employee like Gravity Diagnostics. Read on so you don’t make the same mistake!
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