Chances are that you’ve heard people proclaim that we are living in a compensation culture. Compensation culture is a mindset. It’s when people believe that they are entitled to take a company to court over everything and anything and that they will receive compensation as a result. It’s not all too surprising that many small business owners worry about this subject. A costly compensation case could bring a small business to the ground!
It is, of course, important to remember that people can’t actually make a claim against you for anything. People will only be able to take you to court if you actually do something wrong. If you are found to be in the right, the case will be thrown out pretty quickly and you needn’t have anything to worry about. You only need to worry if you are breaching rules and regulations that have been put in place to protect your employees, customers, and members of the public.
So, when it comes to how you can protect your business against compensation cases, the simple answer is to follow the guidelines. As long as you are running your business in a way that is safe for all involved, you will be just fine! Never doubt the importance of health and safety regulations in particular. As an employer and a business owner, you are responsible for the health and safety of anyone engaging with your business.
The infographic by EssentialSkillz below highlights the degree and severity of health and safety breaches in the workplace. This should be more than enough to encourage you to do the right thing!
Infographic Design By EssentialSkillz