37. Disputes – Avoiding Them
"The most important thing in communication is what isn’t being said. The art of reading between the lines is a lifelong quest of the wise."
Shannon L. Alder
i. Reasons for Disputes
- NL 1: Email at Work – Avoid These “Dozen Digital Disasters”
- NL 2: “The Three Kinds of Fraud – Recognizing and Avoiding Them at Work”
- QA 1: “If a firm was representing me in my case against my employer and was also doing work for my employer, is that a ‘conflict of interest’?”
- QA 2: “If my boss approves a payment to me in error, am I entitled to receive it?”
- QA 3: “If my employer paid me late, and I incurred overdraft charges as a result, what can I do?”
- QA 4: Job Description was very wrong. Any recourse?
ii. Avoiding Disputes
- NL 1: Did You Know That . . . Recording Calls or Meetings Can Get You Fired
- NL 2: Don’t be too Rational . . . It’s not Logical.
- NL 3: Gifts at Work – Giving or Accepting – are Not Wise
- NL 4: Giving and Receiving Gifts at Work -Ten Practical Precautions
- NL 5: Job Security Secret: “It’s a pebble . . . not a mountain.”
- NL 6: “Box Breathe” to Lower Stress at Work
- NL 7: “Is My Employment Discrimination Case Strong? – Here’s How to Tell”
- QA 1: “Can a letter be considered a verbal warning?”
- QA 2: “Can I do work ‘on the side’ so long as it doesn’t violate the non-compete I signed?”
- QA 3: “How should I tell Senior Management I don’t want to work for my new boss?”
- QA 4: “If I work during FMLA leave, without prior approval, do I get paid?”
- QA 5: “My Boss Complains Behind My Back – How Should I Respond?”
- QA 6: Boss forged my signature. What do I do?
- QA 7: Can I report something to HR and ask them to keep it confidential?
- QA 8: Did You Know That . . . Recording Calls or Meetings Can Get You Fired
- QA 9: Job Security Secret: “It’s a pebble . . . not a mountain.”
- QA 10: Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 14: Don’t Trust Promises from Those Who Don’t Honor Them
- WD 1: Work for Hire – Key Words & Phrases
“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”