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Employers predict more HR lawsuits in 2012

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

Nine in 10 employers expect litigation against their organizations to increase or stay the same in 2012 compared with 2011, according to Fulbright & Jaworski’s 8th annual Litigation Trends Survey Report, which polled more than 400 corporate law departments. Other eye-opening results:

  • Employment claims top the charts. Employ­­ment litigation is the most frequent lawsuit type faced by employers.
  • Pay claims cost most. Wage-and-hour claims are the No. 1 area of monetary exposure, followed by retaliation and age bias claims.
  • More expensive lawsuits. The median expense from employment-law litigation against employers jumped 40% in 2011—from $1 million to $1.4 million.
  • One surprise … fewer social-media restrictions. The number of employers that don’t restrict social media usage rose from 34% to 45%. Among those that do, the most frequently forbidden websites are Facebook (41%), Twitter (33%) and YouTube (33%).

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