It can be difficult for an employer to keep everyone happy, and when disagreements arise, decisions must be made. In New Jersey, if employees fail to do their job correctly, the chances are fairly good that they will be disciplined or even dismissed. Unfortunately, this can lead to a dispute and employment litigation if the employee deems the decision to be unfair.
As an employer, it is often necessary to make tough decisions. Occasionally, these decisions will affect the lives of others, and this is particularly the case when it comes to decisions about an employee's responsibilities or fitness for a job. Such matters should always be handled with care — if the individuals concerned feel they have been unfairly treated, this can result in employment litigation. Such was the case in New Jersey recently.
Sexual harassment and discrimination litigation can cause serious damage to your business. The damage may hurt your finances, your reputation or both. In the case of the Old Bridge Police Department, located in central New Jersey, the damage could be very severe. The department is currently facing a discrimination lawsuit that could see them pay more than $1 million.
Letting go of an employee can be a stressful experience not only for the employee, but the employer as well. When an employee of a federal credit union recently returned from vacation to discover that she was being fired, she quickly filed a lawsuit claiming that she was wrongfully terminated. With employment litigation underway, the credit union is now tasked with defending its decision.