How to Avoid Wrongful Termination or Personal Injury Suits
Avoid Wrongful Termination or Personal Injury Suits Early On
To avoid wrongful termination or personal injury suits by employees, companies need to take measures to maintain compliance long before any incident occurs. A huge issue with smaller businesses is that they have trouble documenting the various details with their employees.
One of the best features of OneTeam360 is that it allows businesses to document everything easily and automatically. OneTeam360 even allows users to view their own files and notifies them when something needs to be updated.
This way, employees can maintain their own compliance without the intervention of HR. Tracking the history of employee performance, feedback, and misconduct can save companies hundreds-of-thousands in time, potential legal costs, time and protect the company reputation.
Prevent Wrongful Termination Suits by Documenting Feedback History
Wrongful termination suits occur when an employee believes that a company has fired their employee without good reason. Oftentimes, HR will initiate a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) six months prior to termination to mitigate this. This acts as paperwork to prove that HR fully addressed consistent employee performance failures.
With OneTeam360, organizations can move beyond the PIP to providing actionable feedback, complete documentation, and clarity for every employee and manager at all times. By the time an employee reaches a Performance Improvement Plan, the intervention is often too little, too late.
OneTeam360 organizations can track interactions regarding employee feedback in a variety of formats. This includes the completion of tasks, notes, comments, and feedback sent by managers.
Additionally, having evidence of misconduct can save the company the cost of providing unemployment benefits to terminated employees.
As a specific example, a company who uses OneTeam360 faced a wrongful termination suit. The company combatted it by showing the employee performance history in OneTeam360. The documentation proved the employee had multiple violations that managers consistently addressed, causing the plaintiff to drop the case.
Avoid Personal Injury Suits by Tracking Training and Certifications
Personal injury lawsuits occur when injuries are at the fault of the company. OneTeam360 ensures this doesn’t happen by documenting all training and certification in addition to maintaining that everything is always up to date. This prevents personal injuries from occurring in the first place. Furthermore, in the case that injuries do occur, it prevents the blame from falling on the company.
A company that uses OneTeam360 recently faced a personal injury lawsuit. The plaintiff claimed the injury was the result of insufficient training for the employee. The company responded with training and certification history of the employee, which was clearly in alignment with legal guidelines. As a result, the plaintiff had to drop the case. This saved the company time, legal costs, and protected the company reputation.
Every company is responsible for compliance tracking at all times in order to fully protect and maintain legal requirements. Having full documentation of company interactions with employees is a necessary practice that ensures the company is never left vulnerable to personal injury or wrongful termination suits.
In the chance that employees make false claims, clear documentation will make sure that the case is dropped as soon as possible. This level of documentation is built into OneTeam360’s system, which can save companies time, legal costs, and prevent defamation.