Allegations of misconduct in the workplace have been in local, state and national news headlines quite a bit over the last few years. For example, the so-called #MeToo movement has attempted to shed a light on sexual harassment in the workplace. But, there are other types of workplace misconduct that frequent the news headlines, such as race or gender discrimination. Some employers in Texas have become all too familiar with the need to defend against employment law claims.
Planning your strategy
Unfortunately for employers, it can be incredibly difficult to predict when you might get served with a lawsuit based on employment law claims. For some employers, it probably seems like reacting is the only option when it comes to claims of harassment or discrimination. But, that isn’t always the case. Many employers take advantage of opportunities to train their employees – especially those in managerial positions – about how to detect and prevent misconduct in the workplace.
At our law firm, we know that being proactive is just as important as having the ability to react to any given situation. The right strategy for your company or organization might be to try to “get ahead” of employment law claims by utilizing the right type of employment contracts, policies or manuals, for example, as a way to build the right “culture” in the workplace.
But, at our law firm we also know that employers need to be able to react when they are on the defensive when it comes to employment law claims. We do our best to help our clients get the legal information they need to make the good decisions in complicated situations. For more information, please visit the employment law overview section of our law firm’s website.