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Protecting a Business From Litigation

Protecting a business from litigation is complex. You should consult with an experienced business lawyer for advice on how to protect your business from litigation. Litigation can prove costly for your business. Litigation has forced many businesses to shut down.

You business can be subject to different kinds of litigation. Generally the most common type of litigation that a business can face is contract disputes. Before your business enters into a contract with another party, you should have the contract reviewed by a business lawyer. The lawyer can review the contract and explain your rights and obligations under the contract. You should enter into the contract only after you have clearly understood your rights and obligations under the contract. It can be a big mistake to enter into a contract without understanding your obligations. Hire the services of an experienced business lawyer if your business is negotiating a contract with a third party.

If your business has employees, then you have to protect yourself against likely lawsuits by employees. Your business can be subject to different kinds of employee lawsuits. Most employee lawsuits deal with employment discrimination and termination. If you are hiring employees, you must ensure that your hiring policy is compliant with all Federal, state and local anti employment discrimination laws. Consult with an experienced business lawyer. The lawyer can review your hiring policy to ensure its compliance with the anti employment discrimination law. This will considerably lower the chances of discrimination lawsuits against your business. When you hire an employee, you should enter into an employment contract with the employee. You should have an experienced business lawyer prepare the employment contract. This will make it easier for you to fire the employee and considerably lower the chances of litigation at the time of termination. You should always be careful about a retaliation claim. If you take any action against an employee who makes a complaint against the business or against another employee, the action will be considered as retaliation unless circumstances prove otherwise. So if you have to take an action against any employee, even if that employee has not made any compliant, you should seek the advice of an experienced business lawyer.

Another common lawsuit which can hit a business is product liability lawsuit. You will be subject to a product liability lawsuit if you deal with products either as the manufacturer, dealer, distributor or seller. Any person who suffers any injury from the use of the product, can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and others involved with the product. You can avoid product liability lawsuits by ensuring that the product you are dealing with is safe for the intended use and contains necessary warnings. Consult with an experienced business lawyer for invaluable advice on how to avoid product liability lawsuits.

If you allow general public onto your premises, you will be liable for any injury a person may suffer from an accident that occurs on your premises. You have a duty to ensure that your premises are safe and there is no obvious danger for any person present on the premises.