THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION IN PROTECTING AGAINST EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS
As a New York employer, you may be subjected to claims for unlawful invidious discrimination.
These claims can allege race discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, and/or sex/gender discrimination.
As an employer you have to make decisions as to which employees you choose to retain and those you wish to terminate. An individual terminated for poor performance may choose to bring a claim against you for race discrimination, age discrimination or disability discrimination.
The best way to protect against such claims is to take preemptive action. If you intend to terminate an employee you should document each of the non-discriminatory reasons for your decision.
An experienced Employment Discrimination Lawyer can help make sure this important documentation is in place and available, if a claim is thereafter asserted.
Similarly, as an employer you make decisions as to which employee you choose to promote. Such decisions also often given rise to claims of invidious discrimination such as sex/gender discrimination, or pregnancy discrimination.
Again, it is important that any decision to promote should also be fully documented of each of the non-discriminatory reasons why the employee selected for promotion was chosen. The assistance of a knowledgeable Employment Discrimination Lawyer can prove invaluable in this effort.
The need for documentation is critical regardless of the type of discrimination alleged; whether it be for race discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, or sex/gender discrimination.
The right New York Employment Discrimination Law Firm can prove critical to protecting your business against such claims.
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