When Good Employment Discrimination Claims Go Bad: Common Case Killing Mistakes Made by Employees
Centuries ago military strategist Sun Tzu taught that every battle is won or lost before it is fought. That maxim remains true today even if the battlefield happens to be an employee's workplace. Throughout my 17 years as a labor and employment attorney I have turned down countless cases for one recurring reason: the employee unknowingly committed case killing mistakes months before seeking advice from a labor and employment attorney. By the time these unfortunate employees arrive in my office there is nothing I can do to resuscitate their claims. At that point their case is dead on arrival. What follows is a three part series about the common mistakes that employees make before seeking legal advice about a workplace issue. By avoiding these self-inflicted wounds employees give themselves a fighting chance of prevailing against their employer.