It’s painful to imagine—an employee feels like they’ve been wronged or discriminated against. When this happens, they have the right to sue their employer, even if the accusations are groundless.
It’s not something any business owner wants to experience, but unfortunately it happens more often than you might imagine. According to a report from the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, more than 84,000 employment practices liability charges were filed against private employers in 2017.
Here’s the even more challenging part: Even if the accusations aren’t true, a lawsuit could leave a business owner stuck with hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills. So what might prompt employees to sue in the first place?