Although you might be small enough to avoid the notice of the plaintiffs’ employment bar for the moment, the odds will catch up with every employer eventually...
Hannibal, Missouri (PRWEB) September 28, 2011
Trust GDC a locally based Missouri insurance agency and risk management provider – also serving Illinois and beyond – is continually looking to evolve the level of service provided to their regional clients. Recently, Trust GDC has proactively made it their mission to educate the local business owners about various best practices they can employ to reduce the risk of employee lawsuits. Although many people do not regularly update their insurance plans, the team at Trust GDC is urging business leaders to ensure that they are covered during this time when employee-initiated lawsuits are on an unfortunate upswing.
What has caused this boom in claims? Tough economic times have left people looking for money wherever they can find it, regardless of whether or not their suits are based on true employer offenses. One of the most common types of claims involves discrimination, which can cost companies up to $55,000 per case to defend.
Aside from securing the proper protection through MO general liability insurance or an inclusive MO commercial insurance package, some ways that employers can avoid discrimination cases include:
- Put everything in writing. Keeping notes on meetings and terminations, in addition to having outline, set-in-stone policies regarding discrimination, grievances and termination can help reduce a company’s odds of becoming the subject of a false discrimination claim.
- Investigating claims professionally and quickly. Failing to do so can set an employer up for additional suits. Contacting legal counsel immediately is also key to ensuring that employers do not overlook certain details of a case.
Trust GDC notes that new workplace anti-bullying policies can set employers up for further discrimination claims. No matter what industry a company is in, it is always susceptible to costly legal claims.
“Although you might be small enough to avoid the notice of the plaintiffs’ employment bar for the moment, the odds will catch up with every employer eventually. Sound risk management requires you to have comprehensive Missouri employment practices liability insurance(EPLI), together with the necessary policies, procedures, and training,” said B. Scott Minor, a Certified Human Resources Specialist with Trust GDC.
About Trust GDC:
For 128 years and counting, Trust GDC has been dedicated to creating long-term relationships with its clients and companies the agency represents. Providing a combination of business strategies, insurance and risk management, with integrity and trust, has lead Trust GDC to evolve into a most well-respected Missouri insurance agency. Striving to act in their clients’ best interest through professionalism, ethical business practices and continual education, Trust GDC also serves the diverse insurance needs of Illinois and beyond.