Jun 022012

Ever wondered why some employers seem to get sued regularly while others rarely if ever do? Well, there are some things those often sued employers have in common. Over the next week I’ll let you in on the top five ways to get your employees to sue you, explain why these business practices lead to law suits and then let you in on some of the secrets of successful employers.

5. No rules is not just right. Workplace rules are important. They set clear expectations for employees and establish the consequences for failing to meet those expectations. They also create a framework for each employee to do their job and relate to other employees. Good workplace rules reduce employee stress, enhance productivity, minimize conflict and make employees feel that they are being treated fairly. If you don’t have rules then you are likely making decisions about how to address problems as they arise which leads to treating employees in the same situation differently which opens you up to claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

This article is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice nor does it create an attorney client relationship. Please contact me or your local labor and employment attorney should you need legal advice.