CALIFORNIA IS AMONG THE RISKIEST STATES FOR EMPLOYEE LAWSUITS
According to a new study by international specialist insurer Hiscox, California, Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia are the top five riskiest areas in the United States for employee lawsuits. Businesses in these states face a substantially higher risk of being sued by their employees compared to the national average.
According to the study, on average, a US-based business with at least 10 employees has a 12.5% chance of having an employment liability suit filed against them. However, California has the most frequent incidences of charges in the country, with a 42% higher chance of being sued by an employee over the national average.
State laws can have a significant impact on risk. For example, the employee-friendly nature of California law in the area of disability discrimination may contribute to the high charge frequency in the state.
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