Employment Defense: FAQ

What can be done to defend a fraudulent claim against a company?

When an employee decides to file a claim, whether harassment, retaliation, injury or other claim, they base it upon certain evidence or accusations. In many cases, the supporting case is thin, and even in injury claims a worker could be exaggerating the degree of injury. Of course there are cases in which the injury is very real and must be addressed. The Florida Employment defense lawyer from our firm is concerned with those cases in which a false claim or exaggerated claim is made against a company in an effort to defraud the system and get an award.

There are some employees who have filed such claims multiple times in several companies; essentially, this is how they make their living. A full investigation of the facts will be done, and an independent investigator can be used to get the supporting data for denying a fraudulent claim. It is an unfortunate fact of life for business owners that this activity is widespread.

How is it possible to avoid these types of claims in the future?

Internal policies and procedures being put in place can help business owners avoid the repercussions of fraudulent claims. Cristal | Hanenian, Attorneys at Law has extensive experience in assisting business owners in internal procedures to protect themselves in the future.

How can our company avoid the problem of employer liability?

As state law allows for claims to be filed against an employer for damages in cases in which an injury was "virtually certain" to occur based upon negligence. This allows the alleged victim to sue the employer for damages beyond what they would receive through Workers' Compensation. Defending such a case aggressively can be of ultimate importance to a business, as the award could be so high that the company can no longer expect to stay in business. The legal team at the firm has extensive experience in defending these civil claims, and in taking action to ensure that the company is protected more thoroughly in the future. The many cases we have addressed on behalf of clients gives the legal team the knowledge of the law, recent case law and verdicts and other insight that can be extremely effective in court.

What types of legal matters does the firm defend?

The legal team at the firm is recognized as a premiere defense law firm that assists business owners, municipalities and insurance companies in defending against attacks in all types of legal situations, including employment defense, employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, stop work orders, hostile work environment, state audits, whistleblower claims, uninsured employers, fraudulent employee, Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), wage & hour claims, underreporting of payroll, willful misconduct, OSHA Violations, Defense Base Act (DBA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), professional employer organizations (PEOs), foreign voluntary compensation defense, client service agreements, return to work programs, internal policies & procedures, and in appellate law, with many successful verdicts that have increased the ability of business owners to succeed in the current litigious environment.

Contact a Florida Employment Defense lawyer from our firm to discuss your specific case and what legal action can be taken to defend you.