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An employee is filing a discrimination claim against her boss.

An employee is filing a discrimination claim against her boss.

As a boss, you already know the pressure and the stress of running your company. It is a daily battle to make deadlines, achieve goals, motivate employees and provide income for them to feed their families. When one of your employees files a discrimination claim against you, it may seem hopeless. There are some steps to take to make sure you are providing protections to your company.

Documentation

Of highest priority is making sure that you have maintained proper documentation of any issue, concern or complaint that has ever been made. Discrimination cases can be inundated with opposing sides telling their stories, but without proper paperwork, your case may start to seem hopeless. Making sure that the organization of your company’s communication system regarding discrimination is without fault and any paperwork on employees is accessible and documented is imperative.

Insurance

There is insurance available for companies to protect against employment harassment and discrimination lawsuits. Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) is a specific type of liability insurance that is targeted to companies and employers so that they can have protection against liability cases that arises out of standard employment practices. While the cost may seem extensive to protect for “what if” scenarios, peace of mind for the future may be just what you need.

Claims

There is more than one way for an employee to make a claim of discrimination against her employer. It is important to know how these claims can be made so you know best how to protect yourself from them.

  • An employee may make a claim to someone employed by the business.
  • The employee might choose to make a claim directly to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Either or both of these methods. 

Tulsa, Oklahoma Corporate Defense Attorneys

When an employee files a discrimination suit against their boss, it is time for an experienced corporate defense attorney to be fighting your side. Contact our law firm today at (918) 749-7378 or connect with Drummand Law PLLC online.