HOW HANDBOOKS PROTECT EMPLOYERS
A company’s employee handbook provides its workforce with a step-by-step guide to success. The handbook establishes a code of conduct for employees to follow, and provides a framework for supervisors and managers to follow when addressing any instances of misconduct.
While the company’s policies are by no means a guarantee that a disgruntled existing or former employee will never file a claim, they do provide a layer of protection in the event that something does happen. When implemented and enforced effectively and consistently, the corporate policies contained in a company’s employee handbook help demonstrate that a company is operating ethically and proactively for the benefit and safety of its employees, its shareholders, and the public.