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Running Your Business:
EEOC Initiatives Require Operators To Be Proactive In Preventing Discrimination Lawsuits
By Kenneth N. Winkler

It has been said that litigation is the legal right that guarantees every corporation its decade in court. Sadly, this has become a reality for many restaurant operators. Every day a new headline reveals the filing of a class action lawsuit or a high-dollar settlement. If you feel that your attention is too often focused on legal compliance and troubled employees, you are not alone. Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, the FLSA, OSHA and employing authorized workers are just a few of the issues that keep operators up at night.

Taking a few proactive measures, however, can go a long way to prevent litigation and allow you to redirect your focus to operations.

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