Employee Handbooks Empower and Help Protect You
From Dishonest Employees
Employee Handbooks, also referred to as a policy and procedures manuals, is a declaration of the policies of your business and how you want your business is to be conducted. Your company’s employee handbook is one of the most important communication tools between you, your company and your employees. Not only does it set forth your expectations for your employees, but it also describes what they can expect from you and your company.
It is critical that your company has one and that it be clear as possible. Misunderstandings or misstatements can create legal liabilities for your business. In legal disputes courts have considered an employee handbook to be a contractual obligation, so word it carefully.
Catching an employee stealing from your company is a valid reason for firing him/her; however you could face a wrongful termination lawsuit with the dishonest employee seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation if you do not know your rights as a business owner and the rights of your employees.
Wrongful Termination: Written discrimination policies in an employee handbook helps protect you from wrongful practices and employer liability.
To avoid violating your employees' rights, every business owner should have employee handbooks which explains your company’s policies and procedures on employee theft, and what will happen if any employee is found to be stealing and make sure every employee has a copy of it and signs something acknowledging receipt of the employee handbook of policies and procedures concerning their place of employment.
Make sure you and all of your employees know the rules, and follow them. Check with your business attorney to make sure your guidelines protect you as the business owner, your business entity and your employees' rights, and update them if the law changes.
If your company needs employee handbooks give us a call at 877.643.3287
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