I’ve written a lot over the years about best practices to prevent lawsuits by employees.
The fact remains, though, that no matter how good a company’s HR practices are, and no matter how proactive a company is with its legal compliance, a certain percentage of terminations and other employment decisions will turn into lawsuits. It’s the simple the cost of doing business.
The following are five things a company should be actively thinking about when it receives the inevitable lawsuit:
Relevant documents should be identified and preserved. Employment lawsuits are not as document intensive and some other disputes in which