If you’re a business owner, have you considered the question, what’s the worst that could happen?
I’m attorney Reed Bloodworth, Founder and CEO of Bloodworth Law in Orlando, and Winter Haven, Florida. We handle employment law and work with clients across the state.
I’ll address the question: what are the worst problems for Florida employers?
We know that most companies have human resources staff and an employee handbook which covers their company’s policy, procedures, and best practices. Here are a few scenarios that lead to very serious employment law cases that will likely need an attorney in order to address and resolve.
What Are the Worst Problems for Florida Employers?
What are the worst problems for Florida employers? Have you considered any of these situations?
- A CEO or other officer is accused of sexual harassment by another employee.
- A disgruntled employee sells your proprietary trade secrets to your competitors.
- A group of employees accuses your business of failure to pay overtime.
- A pregnant employee is fired and accuses your company of discrimination.
- A salesperson quits suddenly and steals your clients to form their own company.
- A physician who was an employee of your medical practice, and subject to a non-compete, quits and is now competing with your practice and attempting to steal your clients.
Which Florida Employers Should Be Concerned?
Any Florida business with two to more than 200 employees should have a Florida employment lawyer establish best practices and policies before issues like these arise.
Will you know how to respond to an employee who comes to your HR person and says: “I don’t want to sue anybody, but I don’t know what else to do because I’ve got to make this stop. My supervisor harasses me daily and I can’t take it anymore.”
What would you do if you found out that one of your employees had filed an EEOC complaint and you’re now going to be investigated?
As a Florida employer, you should be prepared for the worst that can happen, because it can and often will.
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