Employers Beware! You Might Be Making 10 Common MIstakes: Insurers Financial Group

November, 2005 – Last month we presented a growing list of workplace torts that attract liability to both management and the organization.

Here are 10 common mistakes made by employers that create employment practices liability. Recognizing these identifiable pitfalls can tighten up your HR procedures and prevent a claim from happening.

  1. Using improper interview questions can lead to a “failure to hire” claim.

  2. Failing to conduct background checks.

  3. Failure to recognize “protected” leave requests.

  4. Ignoring the harassment-claim antidote.

  5. Perpetuating questionable wage and hour practices.

  6. Failing to appreciate the retaliation danger.

  7. Failure to conduct proper performance evaluations.

  8. Disciplining without documentation.

  9. Disregarding policy when making employment decisions.

  10. Failing to properly maintain records.

YOUR BEST STRATEGY IN MITIGATING THESE RISKS IS TO:

  • guard against these common mistakes with a comprehensive and updated HR policy;

  • seek appropriate legal advice as required;

  • expand your insurance portfolio to include employment practices liability insurance.

Insurers Financial Group.

The Insurers Financial Group (IFG) was founded on four core values – integrity, respect, innovation and action – and they have served us well. A large part of our success can be attributed to our continuing commitment to client satisfaction. Whether it’s as simple as insuring your home and automobile, or as complicated as specialized business insurance, or estate planning, we have the experience and expertise to customize a program to meet your needs. We’re proud to be building IFG on solid foundations. See for yourself what we have to offer. Check out our web site at http://www.ifgcanada.com