When first launching a fledgling business, no entrepreneur ever plans on being sued, especially by an employee. As such, they often do not take the preventive measures to avoid the organizational and financial consequences that often come with such a lawsuit.
Fortunately, many such lawsuits rarely occur without warning. Rather, they are more likely the final link in a long chain of poor management-employee relations. These practical tips can help your business improve the quality of inter-office relationships and avoid costly litigation.
This is a fundamental tactic but very helpful. Training your managers properly can prepare them to effectively deal with delicate issues, such as discrimination and wrongful termination, which are serious matters that commonly lead to litigation.
Training helps managers spot potential issues, so they can be defused quickly and effectively. Business owners and managers should be aware of potential employment-related red flags, including repeated serious run-ins with argumentative workers.
When incidents do occur, it is wise for managers to document them thoroughly. Having a robust and accurate record of an employee’s work history and their issues can prove an invaluable tool to the company should allegations of managerial misconduct later arise.
An experienced employment litigation defense lawyer can help business owners and managers develop proper safeguards to avoid potential disputes. When problems do arise, a labor lawyer will work diligently to resolve issues promptly and efficiently. This is critical for preserving not only a company’s financial assets, but its reputation as well.
If you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney for employee-related matters, contact MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser by submitting an online inquiry, or calling 484-318-7106. Our office is conveniently located in Malvern, Pennsylvania and we proudly serve clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.