There are few things worse than being accused of discriminating against an employee for any reason. Unfortunately, these accusations (and often false accusations) crop up virtually every single day here in the state of California. Fortunately, there are various actions you can take as an employer to shield yourself from these claims. Please continue reading and speak with a seasoned Los Angeles discrimination defense attorney from the Lee Law Offices to learn more about what you can do and how we can help. Here are some questions you should be asking yourself:
Are these accusations valid?
This is a good place to start. If the accusations are false, they should be provably false. That said, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take them seriously, as the plaintiff can fabricate “evidence” and otherwise take advantage of you and your business if you don’t build up your defense.
Should I hire a discrimination defense lawyer?
Absolutely. Though you may not want to hire a lawyer, especially if you’re facing a baseless accusation, the truth is, the cost of a lawyer is very small compared to the cost a successful discrimination lawsuit can burden your business with.
What types of evidence are the best defense against a discrimination lawsuit?
Fortunately, especially if you are innocent, there should be a wide range of evidence available to disprove the frivolous discrimination claim. This can include videos, photographs, emails, and other forms of correspondence. Additionally, if you terminated the employee who is now suing you, you may have a formal document regarding their termination and the reason for terminating their position at your company.
Ultimately, your best line of defense with faced with any accusation of discrimination is a competent employer defense lawyer. Our firm has decades of experience representing employers in the state of California, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you. Give us a call or contact us online today so we can get working on your case.
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