Reducing Liability When Reducing Work Force

Law360, New York (February 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- No employer enjoys having to institute a reduction in force of its employees. However, today's financial climate makes reductions in work forces a reality that most employers need to consider.

Although painful for all concerned, there are steps that employers can take to reduce the stress and pain associated with a layoff driven by financial concerns, and which will also concomitantly reduce an employer’s liability from subsequent court litigation.

For many companies, being sued by an individual employee in court is difficult, but having the company’s...
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