2015 Hiscox Guide to EmployeeLawsuits

  • Anti-discrimination/fair employment practices:These include additional protected classes or impose restrictionson smaller-size companies that need to comply.
  • E-Verify: All private-sector employers mustenroll in the federal e-Verify system and use it to ensure all newhires are legally allowed to work in the U.S.
  • Pregnancy accommodation: Employers must makereasonable accommodations to the known limitations related topregnancy of an applicant or employee.
  • Criminal background checks: Employers arerestricted inquiring about — or requiring disclosure of— a job applicant's criminal record or criminal history.
  • Credit checks: Employers are prohibited fromtaking employment actions related to the credit history or creditreport of an employee or job applicant.

The states most at risk for employee lawsuits are outlinedin the slideshow above.

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