12 HUMAN RESOURCES MISTAKES THAT COULD LAND YOU IN COURT
It doesn’t take much to trigger a lawsuit. Even the simplest human resource management services mistake could send an employee off to see a lawyer. And whether you win or lose a suit, you’re out time and money.
1. Sloppy documentation. Most discrimination cases aren’t won with “smoking gun” evidence. They’re proven circumstantially, often through documents or statements made by managers. Always speak and write as if your comments will be held up to a jury someday.
2. Interview errors. It may be easy to answer the question, “Why did you hire that person?” But managers often run into trouble when they have to answer, “Why did you reject certain other candidates?” Rejection decisions typically aren’t well-documented, and the decision-maker may not recall the reasons later. Plus, any hint of discrimination based on race, age, religion, etc. is automatic trouble. For more details, read the complete blog.