The “Size Factor” in Employment Law Cases

One of the most important factors that an Evansville Employment lawyer must consider in determining the strength of an employment claim is the size of the employer.

There are two reasons why the size of the company is important:

1. Title VII Limitations

Evansville Employment lawyerTitle VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Title VII does not apply unless the employer has fifteen or more employees. As such, if the employer that is being sued does not employ the sufficient number of employees to satisfy the size requirement of Title VII, then the employer may not be subject to Title VII.  Other Federal and State laws governing employers’ treatment of employees may also have size requirements.

2. Litigating Against the Smaller Employer

Smaller employers do not generally see litigation as a routine cost of doing business. Instead, they are often personally offended by a lawsuit. As such, these smaller companies may be less willing to settle claims because they treat the suits as a personal attack or because they lack a litigation budget.  On the other hand, larger companies sometimes view lawsuits as a cost of doing business.

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For more information about the strength of your employment lawsuit and how the “size factor” affects your case, call the Siesky & Viehe Law Firm, PC at (812) 402-7700.  We will schedule a complimentary consultation with an Evansville Employment lawyer.