by Sandro Polledri
We live in a litigious society. No one seems satisfied; everyone has a beef. If you work in human resources, you’re sure to have noticed. No doubt you’ve had employees complain about everything from unfair wages to unsafe working conditions, from harassment to retaliation. It’s your job to sort out the legitimate claims from the frivolous ones.
Help has arrived. The New Jersey Supreme Court has made it easier to get a frivolous case tossed out early in the litigation process by making employees show they have a good case.
Essentially, it works like this: If a lawsuit alleges retaliation for making a discrimination complaint, the employee has to be able to show he complained about alleged discrimination in good faith. Otherwise, the case will be dismissed long before it gets to the trial stage.
Not every complaint deserves protection
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) makes it illegal to m...(register to read more)