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Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh speaks at a news conference after an NFL football practice at the team's headquarters, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Rice case holds lessons for all employers

While the sports world might question what the NFL investigators knew and when they knew it, the lesson for employers from the Ray Rice saga is clear: They must do their due diligence before taking disciplinary action against employees, lest evidence later emerge showing the initial discipline was more lenient than deserved.

About Steve Lash

Steve Lash covers federal and Maryland appellate courts and the General Assembly’s judiciary committees for The Daily Record. He joined the newspaper in 2008 after spending nearly 20 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for several publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Cox Newspapers, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and West’s Legal News. Lash, a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Maryland bars.