“AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE.”
In the 1700s, a fire was one of the most dangerous threats facing Philadelphians. Benjamin Franklin identified the value of fire prevention, as well as of protection for the victims of fire. In 1736 he organized Philadelphia’s first fire company, and in 1752 he helped to found the Philadelphia Contribution for Insurance Against Loss by Fire.
Preventive Law, like fire prevention, helps employers take precautions to prevent a legal fire in the workplace, and educates them about how to survive a blaze. An ounce of legal prevention can provide an employer with invaluable tools to prevent, identify, and extinguish legal fires before they turn into calamitous, costly infernos that result in significant damages.
October 8 -14, 2017 is Fire Prevention Week. It’s the perfect time for employers to consult an employment attorney for a risk assessment. An employment attorney is one whose expertise can help employers determine whether they are taking sensible, proactive steps to prevent legal fires from starting in the first place. An employment attorney can educate an employer about identifying risks and implementing precautions, and can help employers develop effective strategies to survive unpredictable blazes.
If you find yourself or your HR department constantly checking for the sources of smoke, or putting out small fires, or if your business has already suffered damage caused by a complaint of harassment, discrimination, workplace bullying, or an hour and wage dispute, don’t wait until it happens again.