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Employment Litigation Archives

Protect your business against claims of retaliation

Employees have very specific rights when they are working. One of these is that they shouldn't have to work with the fear of being retaliated against when they make a complaint against something illegal that's going on within the business. You must have a specific plan to combat the possibility of retaliation happening.

Employment litigation issues require careful handlilng

Employers must ensure that they are taking steps to protect their business from things that can lead to legal issues. One of the primary areas that they need to focus on is employment law. It is imperative that companies take care of their workers since those individuals are the face of the company.

Documented employment actions help in the event of litigation

One of the most dreaded duties of management is having to terminate an employee, but this isn't always something that you can avoid. When the time comes to handle this duty, make sure that you have everything in order to make sure that the company doesn't face litigation because of the termination. If your company does face a claim, being able to combat it becomes the priority.

Companies must not accept retaliation after employee complaints

When an employee files a complaint against your company, your first thought might be to protect your business by removing that person. You can't do this because it is considered retaliation to fire someone simply because they filed a complaint against your company.

Stop employee theft quickly, but plan your actions carefully

Employers have to prevent employee theft. This is a serious problem that is easy to overlook if you aren't aware of the signs. Around 75% of employees admit that they have stolen from an employer at least one time, and 38% admit that they have done it at least two times.

Reasonable accommodations in the workplace

Employers have to walk a fine line between ensuring that their employees have what they need to get the job done and protecting the bottom line. When workers have disabilities, the company will have to determine what reasonable accommodations it needs to make for the person. This is sometimes a complicated matter because there isn't a list of required accommodations.

Explore your options quickly for employment litigation issues

Employment litigation is something that many business owners don't ever want to have to deal with. These cases can take considerable time and energy. In some cases, they are expensive to handle. It is always better to try to thwart situations that might lead to litigation. This isn't always easy, but the first step is having a solid employee handbook that is filled with policies that align with the law.

Evaluate leave requests from employees carefully

Workers sometimes need to take time off of work for medical reasons or to deal with a family situation. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per 12-month period to handle covered issues. For employers, understanding what qualifies as a valid reason for the time off is necessary since denied claims that should have been approved can lead to issues.

Retaliation must be forbidden at your company

You need to ensure that your business avoids any retaliation against employees who are participating in protected activities. It is easy to understand that a manager might get upset when a complaint is filed against them for something like violating wage and hour laws or harassment laws -- but they can't be permitted to act on those feelings in a way that could be construed as retaliation. Under the bounds of federal law, retaliation is something that can lead to litigation against your company.

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