My colleague now brings his dog to work – how is this allowed?

Our team is back in the office and one of the employees is now bringing his dog. He regularly lets him run unsupervised. What are the new standards for returning to the office now? Why is this allowed?

It could be worse – it could be a cat. (Yes, I did. I was expecting tons of mail on that one.) Is that one of those big drooling dogs? Because that would be ruff. Or is it a yapping ankle biter?

Some companies trying to be cool will allow pets in the office, building and lease permitting. I think it’s too hard. This type of culture will only attract other people who enjoy working in a kennel or zoo.

Now, lest you think I hate pets, I have a cat and a bird, and I love animals, but they belong in the fresh air, not on the sidewalks of New York (I hate it) or in the office.

My employer said that all employees must be vaccinated otherwise they will be fired. They didn’t require proof of vaccinations at the time – they simply asked employees to certify that they had been vaccinated by a certain date. I told the truth and said I wasn’t vaccinated and got fired. I know several employees who lied and said they were, so they kept their jobs. So I tell the truth and lose my job and can’t get unemployment benefits, while others lie and keep their jobs. Is it right?

No it is not. The decision of employers who fired workers for not being vaccinated — and states who denied unemployment benefits for not being vaccinated — will go down as the worst workplace and workplace decision in history. work. I’m glad you didn’t lie.

This is never the appropriate response. What you can do is still apply for unemployment or appeal the denial of benefits if you have already applied. Tell the agency that your former employer did not apply the policy consistently and allowed unvaccinated people to keep their jobs without confirming vaccination status. It is unfair.

Gregory Giangrande has over 25 years of experience as a human resources manager. Listen to Greg Weds. at 9:35 a.m. on iHeartRadio 710 WOR with Len Berman and Michael Riedel. Email: Follow: and on Twitter: @GregGiangrande

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