Managing Employees During Political Unrest

Law360, New York (March 30, 2011, 12:59 PM EDT) -- On Dec. 17, in front of a government building, a Tunisian fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in paint thinner and lit himself on fire. The fruit vendor recently had some of his apples and a scale taken by a municipal inspector, and he was publicly beaten and humiliated by government officials after attempting, unsuccessfully, to retrieve his property.[1]

This tragic and dramatic display set in motion a fervent uprising throughout Tunisia. By the time of Bouazizi’s death on Jan. 4, all of Tunisia had...
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