Employment discrimination claims have the potential to permanently damage the reputation of a business. These claims are expensive to fight, and may bring unwanted publicity to the business. Although it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of having an employee file a discrimination claim, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of employment discrimination claims in Palm Beach, Florida. Continue reading
Maintain Thorough Employee Records
One of the most important steps your business can take to fight wrongful termination claims is to keep detailed records of an employee’s conduct. Review the employee’s conduct every few months, and keep an itemized list in the employee’s file of the areas they need to improve. Similarly, written records of misconduct should also be kept. Continue reading
The Parting of the Ways: Documentation
No matter how carefully an employer screens employees during the hiring process, and no matter how well they train and treat their employees, the time may eventually come when they have to terminate an employee. This process is never an easy one; it often involves emotional responses, especially when the employee is well-liked on a personal level.
Termination of employment can become even worse, however, if it is not handled properly, leaving the employer open to litigation for wrongful termination. Wrongful termination is defined as any employment termination that violates an employee’s rights: Continue reading