The 5 cold, hard truths about employment lawsuits

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

by Jennifer Achtert, Esq.

While many of you have a wealth of experience with litigation—probably more than you want—others have been fortunate enough to go years or even decades in business without being part of a lawsuit.

Those who are new to lawsuits are frequently surprised by the reality of the law, our court system and litigation in general.

Of course, most people understand that movies and TV shows are not accurate reflections of reality. Nevertheless, if you are one of the “newbies,” media depictions and things that you hear from friends-of-friends may influence your expectations of what will happen in a lawsuit.

Here are a few facts that will help you prepare for the reality of litigation.

1. Cases aren’t resolved in 60 minutes

Naturally, no one really expects lawsuits to magically vanish within an hour, but you might be surprised by the slow pace of litigation. Don’t be shocked if a lawsuit lingers for a year or mo...(register to read more)

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