Disgruntled Employee Lawsuits on the Rise

Bad news for business owners everywhere: disgruntled employees lawsuits are on the rise . The cause of the discontent varies but the end result is always the same — a lawsuit that costs both time and money. According to the EEOC, the average discrimination lawsuit costs $235,000. Employment practice liability claims can include: age discrimination, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, disability discrimination and retaliation. Racial discrimination comprises the majority of claims, 36% in total. The recession is the primary culprit for the rise in employment practice liability claims, according to Inc . “There have been many layoffs and people have felt unfairly persecuted, so, based on that, this type of litigation is on the rise significantly. And you’re going to see more of it if the economy keeps a heavy hand on the employment picture,” Chris Cavallaro told

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