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When employee sues for discrimination, be prepared to show your processes are solid

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Judges don’t want your job. They don’t see courtrooms as publicly funded HR offices, and will often try to defer to employer decisions as much as possible. That’s a huge advantage for employers.

Capitalize on that by giving the court something to hang a favorable decision on. That something is often a clear and fair disciplinary process.

Judges love it when employers give their employees a chance to improve. They like to see reasonable and objective performance appraisals. They want to see records (created contemporaneously) showing all those efforts and how the employee responded.

The result: Employees who fail to rise to the occasion don’t usually fare well in court.

Recent case:  James Haigh was 60 years old when he went to work for Gelita as a senior process engineer. Because he had been involved in a car accident before joining the company, he needed reasonable accommodations. Those included the help of an assistant to ...(register to read more)

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