The year 2020 saw a record number of workplace litigation cases. According to Edward Segal’s Forbes article, the amount in settlement cases has increased this year, with several class action cases due to workplace infractions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 17th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report details the trends and the outcomes during 2020.
These cases both set a precedent and provide information on the direction in which class action cases may be moving in the future, something that can have a detrimental impact on your business. The financial implications of these lawsuits can stick with a company for years, with the top settlement at $310 million. Businesses certainly have steps that can be taken to protect themselves and their employees from needing to take such actions.
First Response will work with you to create a workplace environment that protects both you and your employees. Our services include an HR advisor who can offer support and information on how to create a work environment that is in compliance with workplace laws.