Many business owners feel as though their business is constantly under attack in today’s economy. Meeting payrolls, paying taxes and keeping customers happy is a daily struggle. Dealing with an unexpected lawsuit could be enough to force the business over the brink.
Discrimination still exists; no one can deny it. However, false charges of discrimination also exist. Extreme sensitivity to any type of discrimination can force businesses to settle simply to put the problem behind them. Employees have been known to file wrongful charges with the full expectation of receiving a settlement. Firing an employee in today’s workplace environment requires careful thought and documentation. Angry ex-employees will find it very simple to use a discrimination lawsuit as a means of revenge or saving face with friends and family.
Fighting false claims, while it is stressful and may disrupt normal business to some extent, is important. The business needs to retain its good reputation as being a good employer. While the terms of a settlement may not admit any guilty, lingering doubts will remain in the minds of many who were aware of the charges. Good employee practices including well-documented counseling efforts with under-performing employees are always the first line of defense. An employee handbook thoroughly explaining all company policies is crucial. A copy needs to be given to all employees and they must sign that they have received the employee handbook and will abide by company rules. If a disgruntled former employee does file a lawsuit, obtaining experienced corporate litigation representation is crucial.
The Killion Law Firm has been providing business law and personal injury legal services to their Texas and New Mexico clients for over 30 years. The team of lawyers offers aggressive, experienced representation in cases involving corporate and commercial litigation (representing plaintiff or defense), breach of contract and employment discrimination. Any business owner who needs a Corporate Litigation Attorney in Albuquerque should contact this firm to discuss available options. Browse their site to learn more about the services that are offered.
Attorney James L. Killion earned his J.D. in 1978 from Texas Tech University School of Law. Mr. Killion is licensed to practice in both Texas and New Mexico and has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law.