Laid-off workers in any industry are bound to be distressed, bitter and potentially litigious -- especially when facing the current job market. But law firms have a few added reasons to proceed with caution when they part ways with attorneys and legal staffers. Law firms generally have far less experience with mass layoffs than their corporate counterparts, and attorneys are also more familiar with their legal rights. In addition, layoffs may tarnish a firm's reputation and hurt recruitment.
How Do Firms Lay Off Lawyers? Very Carefully
The National Law Journal
March 16, 2009