Employers predict more HR lawsuits in 2012 — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Employers predict more HR lawsuits in 2012

Get PDF file

by on
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%).

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: