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.