In any lawsuit, it’s standard practice for lawyers to ask plaintiffs for the facts supporting their claims. Plaintiffs suing their employers for discrimination will sometimes focus on the purported problems co-workers had with management when responding to this question.These plaintiffs may then seek to have a string of other past and present employees troop to the stand and testify that they, too, experienced discrimination at the hands of the defendant employer.
The thrust of this tactic is to divert attention away from the plaintiff’s circumstances and instead create the appearance of discrimination by having a co-worker testify that it happened to “me, too.” In other words, the co-worker will claim to have also suffered the same type of discrimination.
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