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The size of the Sept. 11 attacks magnified the impact that a disaster can have on a workplace, thousands attempting to evacuate buildings, hundreds of employees from a single company killed and economic and emotional damage that rippled far beyond ground zero.

Regardless of size, any workplace crisis can spark a host of employment law issues, including harassment, disability rights, family leave and leave for reservists. Your company can't plan for every scenario, but having adequate employment policies and practices in place beforehand will help you bounce back.

Be prepared, flexible

"It's important to get right in the face of a crisis and assert leadership," said Jeffrey Berger of the Berger Law Firm in Washington, D.C.

Show employees that the company is dealing with the situation collectively, with one voice. Recognizing that many employees may be suffering losses, Berger notes, a company should allow great...(register to read more)

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