New practicePRO resource: The employment law malpractice claims fact sheet
With such a large amount of claims prevention information available in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create simple fact sheets that CPD providers and others could use in developing their program material for specific areas of law. The ninth in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers labour and employment law.
Labour and employment law claims have remained steady in count and cost over the past decade, consistently costing LAWPRO about $1 million dollars each year. These claims are notable for having errors of law claims that are costly in relation to their numbers.
Furthermore, the emotional toll of a job loss and resulting legal fight can leave lawyers in this area more likely to have claims made against them for ‘civil rights violations’ or ‘malicious prosecution’, alleging wrongdoing, bias or colluding against the client.
Download the full Fact Sheet (PDF) for detailed information.