The Importance Of Employee Handbooks To Protect Against Lawsuits

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Executive Summary

A number of court cases have confirmed that businesses can help protect themselves from liabilities and damages from employee lawsuits by providing clear, written policies, addressing the rights and responsibilities of their employees. We have seen a dramatic increase in employment-related litigation involving our clients, much of which could have been prevented. While an employment handbook will not necessarily prevent employment-related litigation in all cases, it can significantly reduce the risk of same, by clearly addressing the rights and responsibilities of employees in important issues such as discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, overtime and complaint resolution.

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