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As an Employer, There Is What You Can Do and What You Should Do. Is There a Difference?
Feb 03, 2014

On July 3, 2012, Tomas Lopez, an on-duty lifeguard, noticed a man struggling in the water south of his post when someone rushed to his stand asking for help. By the time Lopez arrived, several witnesses had pulled the man out of the water. Lopez and an off-duty nurse attended to the man until the paramedics arrived. Later that day, Lopez was fired for leaving his designated post, a violation of company rules. In this post, Beth Joffe discusses considerations for employers when faced...

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