The Workplace Doctors – Important Disclaimer

The opinions expressed herein do not represent the views of Kent State University, its trustees, officers, employees or agents. The opinions of the authors do not constitute legal or medical advice and may not be relied upon as such. Consultation with professionals in the field is encouraged. The user waives any and all claims against Kent State University, its trustees, officers, employees and agents.

No advice on The Workplace Doctor site should be considered legal advice or psychological counseling. Although we may cite/mention certain laws in our answers and give personal advice, this should be taken as a starting point for your research and not legal advice or counseling.  Laws vary significantly by state; therefore, you should examine your own state’s laws and seek an attorney, official governmental organization, or labor organization in your area for specific information or advice on employment law matters.

That said, if you have a problem, hopefully these pages will help you gain a better understanding of your situation. If you need legal help [beyond obtaining general information], you should seek advice from an experienced employment law lawyer in your area. If your workplace is causing you great psychological distress you should seek counseling.

Although our advice covers a broad range of topics in interpersonal, organizational, and meditated communication, you should keep in mind that our advice follows from our discipline, research, work experience, training and consulting.

Even if you choose to follow our advice, employers and employees should not attempt to use our site as the sole source to remedy a problem. You should not read our pages, log off, and then proceed to make wild assumptions about the strength or weakness of your situation.