Fundraising in the Office
Can we restrict our employees from selling their kids stuff for fundraising drives in the office?
-Sr. Administrator, Consumer Products
In short….yes. Employers have the right to ban fundraising activities and other forms of solicitation. Most take this step so that work day time is not consumed. You need to be consistent though with the enforcement of this policy, just as you should be consistent in the enforcement of all policies. Allowing the CFO to sell cookies for his daughter’s band trip but not letting someone lower down in the organization sell candy for their son’s little league could get you into hot water with a case of perceived discrimination.
David Lewis — AKA Mister HR