Get access to the exclusive HR Resources you need to succeed in 2018.
Sign up for free email newsletters and get more SHRM content delivered to your inbox.
Is your employee handbook keeping up with the changing world of work? With SHRM's Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Build competencies, establish credibility and advance your career—while earning PDCs—at SHRM Seminars in 14 cities across the U.S. this fall.
Gain the skills you need to rise to the next level in your career. Jon us at SHRM's Leadership Development Forum, October 2-3 in Boston.
Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization. Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices. Neither members nor non-members may reproduce such samples in any other way (e.g., to republish in a book or use for a commercial purpose) without SHRM’s permission. To request permission for specific items, click on the “reuse permissions” button on the page where you find the item.
Lawsuits and Deaths Now ReportedThe fallout associated with the hacking of the website for married cheaters, Ashley Madison, continues as lawsuits are filed and at least one suicide is reported.
People in California, Texas, Canada, and Missouri have filed lawsuits directly against Ashley Madison, including one man who is suing the website for $578 million claiming that although he signed up after his wife died, he never cheated on his wife and he never met anyone.
(Wired Magazine) and (CNN)
As Millions Used Work E-mails to Hide Affairs …Although millions of people used their work e-mail addresses to register on the dating site for married cheaters, experts caution employers against deliberately prying into employees’ personal affairs.(SHRM Online)
… Some Contemplate Firing EmployeesBut should there be repercussions for using your work e-mail so egregiously? While viewing pornography at work has been grounds for dismissal, questions abound about whether or not employees should be summarily dismissed or reprimanded for this type of activity. Some experts say just because you’re a cheater in your marriage doesn’t mean you’re a cheat professionally.(Fast Company)
Others Say Recruitment Impacted, Too “At our firm, we downloaded the entire Ashley Madison list and crosschecked the list against all candidates in our database who are looking for a job,” William Vanderbloemen, CEO of a faith-based executive search firm writes. “If you’re on that list, you’re off ours.”(Observer.com)
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please sign in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
Join SHRM's exclusive peer-to-peer social network
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 10,000 companies