Perhaps it should be no surprise to anyone that when the job market gets stressed where unemployment rates are too low as they were or too high, which is where they are currently headed due to the financial crisis and bottom of the business cycle; lawsuits increase. If you run a small, medium or large business you need to be sure that your employment procedures and Human Resource Team is up to snuff.
The Top Employment Laws Effecting Human Resources Today Are Listed Below: [source; Florida Trends Research Department and Attorney Kristen Allman of Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLC, in Tampa]
With increasing diversity in the workplace, employers are facing more challenges with discrimination claims. These include Family Responsibilities Discrimination, Workplace Bullying, Sexual Orientation discrimination, and Religious Accommodation. While some may not be covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, claims are being filed on other statutes. [Employers need to] Learn how to identify and protect their companies against these claims.
Employment lawsuits are amongst the most common lawsuits that companies will find themselves involved with, it’s a factor of business itself and one that must be reckoned with. Documentation is one of the main keys to survival when a lawsuit strikes, but many lawsuits can be headed off in advance with the proper procedures in place and a competent Human Resource team to implement them.
The issues discussed in Florida are very similar to the same types of employment lawsuits that can be expected throughout the nation. Employment lawsuits are on the rise, it’s time to get your company protected. Please consider this.