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8 Questions an Employer Should Ask Before Taking an Adverse Employment Action

by Editors on September 14, 2012

Think first before taking an adverse employment action, as a piece at the National Law Review points out:

A wrongful discharge suit can be very costly to your company. These suits involve back pay; reinstatement or front pay until retirement; damages for humiliation and embarrassment; attorney fees; and in some situations, punitive damages. It’s not uncommon to hear of jury verdicts far exceeding $1 million for an individual plaintiff. Attorney fees payable to plaintiff’s counsel can often be assessed, which is on top of the verdict and can easily cost $300,000 to $500,000. Such cases not only expose the company to large monetary risk, they can be very disruptive to both production and morale.

[via: 8 Questions an Employer Should Ask Before Taking an Adverse Employment Action at The National Law Review]

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