Workplace Word® - Five Reasons Why Employees Talk to Lawyers


by Walker F. Crowson

“Why am I getting sued?” is a common question we get from our employer clients when faced with what they perceive as a frivolous lawsuit brought by a ne’er-do-well former employee out for a quick buck or a pound of flesh. The short answer to that question is usually pretty simple – the employee decided to talk to a lawyer. Unfortunately, all the nuts and bolts employment training in the world may not stop a terminated employee from calling a lawyer. Nevertheless, understanding a few reasons why employees make an appointment with a plaintiff’s attorney in the first place may help prevent that phone call from happening at all.

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