Employment Issues In Franchising
Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm successfully defends franchise clients from employment law liability claims. For example:
- Carmen successfully defended a franchisor when one of its key executives was accused of sexual harassment by an employee in the home office. This sensitive case threatened substantial damage to the company, which faced pressure to “do something” about a valuable executive that plausibly asserted that he was not guilty. Besides conducting the required investigation and then negotiating a settlement with the plaintiff’s attorney, Carmen convened a meeting at the franchisor’s headquarters to explain the company’s policy on harassment and oversaw the updating of the company’s employee’s manual.
- Our team has successfully defended our franchisee clients from Title VII discrimination claims on the grounds of race, gender and orientation; and from wage/hour claims brought by unit level employees including store managers.
Franchising clients face the same threat of employment law liability as any other business. The fact that we know your business gives us a substantial advantage in defending you successfully and efficiently.
When our clients have had insurance coverage for employment liability, we have been approved by the carriers as defense counsel.