2015 Employment Lawsuits: Where are Startups at Risk?
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Every company encounters a hiring situation in which things don’t play out quite as planned. A candidate is overly demanding or misaligned with the hiring team, an employee didn’t perform as expected or wasn’t a cultural fit…the list can go on forever. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for these problems, once “resolved” by personnel changes, to resurface in the form of complaint letters with employment practices-related allegations. Discriminatory hiring/firing, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and so on.
Insurance carrier Hiscox just released a study of 2015 employment lawsuits to see just how common those complaint letters were for employers with under 500 employees (most of startupland!). You can check out the graphic below, but the punchline is this:
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