Accusations of discrimination can be costly in money and reputation to businesses of all sizes. United Airlines is currently facing a $10 million lawsuit by a former professional basketball player. The suit involves a flight in July.
No business owner wants to be accused of discrimination, as these lawsuits can be costly. They can also damage a business's reputation -- and that of its owners.
The term "estate planning" probably brings to mind writing your last will and testament. The will always seems to be the focus in movies, books and other forms of media. However, wills are only one part of estate plans and have limitations on what they can include.
Nearly 80 percent of divorcing couples say that financial problems played at least some role in their break-ups. That's according to a study by Experian from last year. However, another study found that only 2 percent of married couples have prenuptial agreements. One attorney notes that they're even less common among people getting remarried, even though they often have more to protect, such as children from their previous marriages.
When the person who's the name and face of a Louisville-based company speaks out in ways that many people find offensive, that company can suffer potentially irreversible damage. In recent years, Papa John's has become known more for the words and actions of its chief executive officer and founder John Schnatter than for its pizza.