Mistakes by supervisors often result in lawsuits. In the course of their regular job functions, such as hiring, firing, disciplining, evaluating, or administering leave (FMLA and workers’ comp), they can expose employers to claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. And often times, they do or say things that they did not even know were improper.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims against employers have been increasing each year, along with big-ticket dollar settlements. To protect your organization, companies should invest in training their supervisors and managers. When supervisors know what they can and cannot do, you reduce the chance of them exposing the company to an expensive lawsuit.
Managing people is hard. Simple mistakes can be costly—but with knowledge, they can easily be avoided.
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