Whether you are responsible for running a major corporation or a smaller business, allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment can be incredibly tough for your company and may have a significant impact on its future. Handling these accusations properly is pivotal, but some business owners are unsure of what to do when they suspect that the claims are not true. Unfortunately, some employees have launched false claims alleging that sexual harassment, discrimination, or another type of workplace violation occurred when it did not. Our law office knows that even when these accusations are untrue, they can be very damaging for a business.
An employee may decide to accuse a company of wrongdoing for various reasons. Perhaps they recently lost their job or were demoted and are upset that this occurred. Or, maybe they simply want to gain access to compensation that they do not deserve. During these times, it is vital to protect the interests of your company and have the alleged incidents thoroughly reviewed. Defending your company properly is vital and you should do your best to have the truth revealed in the courtroom, if the allegations go that far.
Sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour violations and other types of wrongdoing in the workplace can be devastating for businesses of all sizes. Not only do these claims damage a business’ reputation, but key partnerships may be lost and other problems could arise. Visit our labor and employment law section to find more on legal issues in the workplace.