While employees may be friends or even feel like family, it is possible for them to sue you. Lawsuits by employees may arise despite treating employees well. They unsettle everyone, may generate hurt feelings and can threaten the integrity of your firm. But what should you do when you’re getting sued by an employee?
Don’t Assume You Are Too Small
Some business owners think they’re too small to be sued under various government rules, but that’s rarely the case. The FLSA applies to companies with a gross revenue of half a million dollars. Discrimination cases can be filed against small businesses. Depending on what state you’re in, it could be filed against you even if you have as few as four people. This means you cannot dismiss the lawsuit out of hand and you may need an attorney.
First and foremost, remain calm. Don’t get angry. You …