I am a trial lawyer. I love employment litigation, but I’ve never represented a company who did. The depositions, the document production, the second-guessing of one’s actions in a public forum are not the sorts of things employers hope for, and having to pay attorneys for the duration only makes the process more painful.

Although I now work on the defense side, I dedicated the first part of my career to representing employees almost exclusively. This has given me a unique 360-degree view of how employers come to the decision to terminate, what about those terminations cause employees to call lawyers, and why lawyers take their cases. 

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