Employment Practices Liability: What’s Your Exposure?
Despite your best efforts, if you have employees, you’re at risk for lawsuits, claims or government investigations alleging improper employment practices. While you cannot escape these claims, you can minimize their risks by correcting problem areas identified in a Employment Practices Audit.
Are Your Polices and Procedures Up To Date?
Most employment liability issues occur because of a failure to comply with state and federal laws that govern the employer-employee relationship. However, by fine tuning your policies and procedures, you not only identify opportunities for improvement but protect your business as well.
Top 5 Employment Best Practices
1Don’t Hire In HasteMany employers hire quick and fire slow. But you’ll save time and money in the long run if you hire slow and ensure you select a candidate that fits your company culture and needs before entering into the employment relationship.
2Create An Employee HandbookYou easily set expectations and define unacceptable behavior in the workplace with an Employee Handbook consistent with state and federal employment laws.
3Enforce Policies Fairly & ConsistentlyEnforcing rules fairly and consistently goes a long way toward putting employees on the same page with respect to workplace rules.
4Adopt Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment PoliciesAdopting a zero tolerance policy toward discrimination and harassment can serve as an effective defense against such claims.
5Train Managers & SupervisorsFailure to train your managers and supervisors, particularly in dealing with discrimination and harassment, can not only be a costly mistake but one that also disrupts your workplace.
Get more best practices in our Employment Practices Whitepaper!