Most employers think they follow laws to a tee. However, many business owners and their employees are unknowingly breaking federal employment laws, which can lead to time-consuming and costly legal lawsuits. Below, we address the most common forms of employee lawsuits and spell out tips to help you maintain a safe working environment and avoid becoming embroiled in the court system.
Discrimination claims are the most common form of employee lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal organization tasked with enforcing these laws, received 93,727 of these charges in 2013 alone 93,727 of these charges in 2013 alone.
The EEOC tracks the many forms of discrimination and all alleged cases, particularly those concerning protected categories like race, sex, nationality, religion, sexual preference, age or disability.