When Americans first heard the news about the 2017 Equifax scandal, the Takata airbags cover-up, the deeds that Wells Fargo was taking part in, and the recent sexual harassment allegations that are currently sweeping through the news and entertainment industries, most were shocked, angry, and just a little bit confused. How and why were corporations allowed to take advantage of employees and/or customers or look in the opposite direction from employee misconduct when it was allowed to happen?
2017 was an unparalleled year for corporation misconduct. Multiple corporations made news headlines for wrongful activities or actions they took part in– at a level we’ve never seen before.
In a new study published by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the organization looks at the largest cases of corporation misconduct that occurred in 2017 and discusses how some of the business got away with poor conduct and how the cases were resolved (or are still being resolved).
To read the full study, you can find it here.
The study brings up one vital question as we head into a new year: How do we stop corporation misconduct from happening in the United States? The answer is simple– We hold corporations accountable for their wrongful actions. The civil justice system lets Americans hold companies accountable for misconduct they take part in.
Oftentimes, corporations conduct themselves poorly for one fact and one fact only– They think they can get away with it. Lawsuits help make sure they can’t get away with misconduct and treat employees and customers alike fairly and equally.
The AAJ is one such legal organization that fights for civil rights like the right to hold corporations accountable for employee and customer misconduct. To learn more about how AAJ helps protect our rights, you can learn more here.
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