Employers have to protect their workers and their company. This can sometimes be a difficult line to walk because what is best for the company might not be best for the workers, and what is best for the workers might not be best for the business. When either of these occur, you have to make decisions based on the current facts. If there are negative employment factors that are coming into the picture, you have to be prepared to protect the business from claims that you violated employment laws.
One of the most important things that you can do is to document everything related to employees. Try to think about what points a disgruntled employee might make against your company. Take steps to ensure that there aren’t any factors that the employee can use to make a case. Being able to show your side of what happened can help greatly.
Besides documentation, you should also provide training for your employees so that they know how to handle situations. This is especially important for matters like sexual harassment or discrimination. Your management team should have additional training in how to spot and address these types of situations. Even if employees have been with you for a long time, they can still benefit from refresher courses periodically.
We know that this isn’t an ideal situation, but these steps can make a big difference if there is a legal case against your business. We can work with you to find options to fight against these matters. We know that your company is the most important investment you have. We will help you to protect it.