5 Reasons Why You Should Not Take A Swing At The Boss – A Risk Management Perspective

In a tongue in cheek post in Above The Law, I provided “5 Reasons Why You Should Not Take A Swing At The Boss – A Risk Management Perspective.”

However, there was a real takeaway: “Take a walk around the block, go to a yoga class, or, kvetch to your spouse.  Just don’t, DON’T, don’t resort to violence.”

Here is an excerpt:

“There are a lot of good reasons why it is not a good idea to punch the boss, not least of which is that it is illegal.  … There is probably a nice cozy jail cell waiting for you where you can meditate (or, better still, read a blog) while waiting for your arraignment hearing. …

“Not only might you end up in the hospital once your boss picks his jaw off the floor — because, hey, you sure can throw a punch, Rocky! — and I’m just guessing here, but there’s a sporting chance that the boss will haul off and deck you!

“Oh, one more thing — it is unlikely that you’ll receive a positive letter of recommendation or a favorable reference from the boss when you try to obtain your next job.”

You can read the entire post here.

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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]