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Legal Measures to Minimize Employee Claims

What legal measures may an employer take to minimize employee claims and other employment-related liabilities, such as wrongful discharge? Consider, for example, whether an employer could require a job applicant to agree to the following:

- Never sue for wrongful discharge
- Agree that any employment disputes are only resolved by arbitration
- Never file a worker's compensation claim

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Employers can take a few steps to minimize liability. One of the ways is to ensure that all employees have copies of all policies and procedures. This is one concrete way of letting employees know what is expected of them, which protects against various liability claims. Another method is for employers to always document various circumstances, like when employees are late, when their performance drops, the notes from their performance appraisals, and any other incidents ...

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What legal measures may an employer take to minimize employee claims and other employment-related liabilities, such as wrongful discharge? Consider, for example, whether an employer could require a job applicant to agree to the following:

- Never sue for wrongful discharge
- Agree that any employment disputes are only resolved by arbitration
- Never file a worker's compensation claim

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