Lawsuits by employees against their employers have grown tremendously in the past decade. Sometimes those lawsuits have merit, sometimes they don’t. But, either way, those lawsuits cost time and money to fight—money that is better spent on product development, training and raises.
Even worse, some laws—including federal directly, and the Act—allow employees to sue their supervisors meaning a manager’s personal bank account could be at stake.
Most lawsuits are not triggered by great injustices. Instead, simple mistakes and perceived slights start the snowball of discontent rolling downhill toward the courtroom.
Here are 12 of the biggest manager mistakes that harm an organization’s credibility in court. Use these points as a checklist to shore up your personal employment-law defense:
1. Sloppy documentation
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- It's business as usual, even after sex change
- Know when to worry about discrimination--and when court will rule 'no harm, no foul'
- Advocating for minorities can be grounds for bias claim
- When manager recommends firing subordinate, investigate to make sure bias isn't a factor
- Know what qualifies as a legitimate reason to take FMLA leave