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You’ll Get Sued Over the Office March Madness Pool?

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Mar 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to this article, that's a risk that employers run from condoning an office pool on the NCAA's annual basketball tournament.  But do employers realistically run the risk of a discrimination or retaliation suit because some employee can't come up with $5 to enter the pool, as the article suggests?

I've been at employment law for more than a couple of decades now, and I have never heard of an office pool causing that kind of problem.  If anyone knows of a company that was sued on such a  theory, I'd like to hear about it.

In the meantime, just use a little common sense and let your employees have some fun.

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Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...

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