Author: Stephen D. Hans
In recent years, thousands of companies have felt the impact of a slumped economy, increased costs and regulations. These conditions have forced employers to cut costs, reduce hours and downsize staffs. Consequently, employee lawsuits and job discrimination charges have risen. In fact, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that in both 2010 and 2011, there were a 100,000 workplace discrimination complaints filed.
After all the time and energy you have put into your business, it can be very stressful to receive notice that you are being sued by a former employee. It is easy to imagine all of your blood, sweat and tears circling the drain and leaving you with nothing. However, rather than panicking, you should take the following steps:
What to do:
What not to do:
Discuss employee claims with an experienced NY business litigation attorney
The fact is that just being named in a suit or complaint does not mean you will lose your company or that you will even end up in court. Plaintiffs often name several defendants in an attempt to hit all the bases. Your company may only be named because if it is in a related field or thought to be involved. If so, your attorney may be able to get your company dismissed from the suit. Employee disputes and claims can be nerve-wracking but a NY business litigation attorney can help you determine the best strategy to take in your situation.