Case Review 1 Sasha R. FrometaSchool of Business, Liberty University, Professor Felicia OlgabemiNovember 15, 2020Author’s NoteSasha R. FrometaI have no known conflict of interest to disclose.Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Sasha R. Frometa.Email: [email protected]
AbstractThe case was provided by the Liberty University’s professor as an educational resource to examine the relationship between Jim Beam, their employees and the law. The bourbon producing company enatacted a bathroom break policy that would affect factory employees. There are different perspectives from all parties but they all are remaining firm when it comes to the policy. Keywords:Jim Beam, factory, bathroom policy, job control
What’s happening at Jim Beam? Jim Beam is an infamous alcohol producing company that has been around since the late 1700’s and has solidified their place in the modern market. Their drive for productivity has provided them with profits and success, but it is being put to the test through their employee management. The company has mandated a policy regarding bathroom breaks for employees. Previously, the policy had no definite frequency or concrete timeframe for the staff to attend the restroom during their working shift. The new policy gave them free reign to use the bathroom during their lunches, a scheduled time before and after lunch and an unscheduled restroom break once a day. If there are any other unplanned breaks, initially leadership will serve a warning. Further violations will accumulate and can lead to termination of employment. The citation was served to the company stating that they are in violation of their employee rights and the federal law.