Many handbooks unintentionally create liability for employers. Some of the pitfalls include language that:
nullifies the at-will status of employees,
obligates employers to use progressive discipline,
creates expectations of privacy that can be used against employers,
omits protections for drug testing and background investigations,
creates discriminatory policies,
makes promises without disclaimers,
promotes improper wage and hour policies, etc.
Employment litigation is too costly to ignore, and employers should make every effort to avoid it. A well-drafted handbook can limit potential liability and provide smother operations for employers.
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