3 Steps to Take When Facing a Wrongful Termination Suit

Signs of imminent wrongful termination litigation come from many sources—e.g., through internal or informal employee complaints, agency charges, and attorney demand letters. How serious the claim seems to be may vary, but defense counsel’s basic response should always be these three steps. Continue reading

For Retaliation or Whistleblower Claims, Knowing When (and How) to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Is Key

The multitude of federal and state antiretaliation and whistleblower statutes are, on the whole, quite similar in their basic structure: They all prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for engaging in some type of “protected activity” like reporting violations of law, unsafe working conditions, or gross mismanagement and waste. But this macro similarity can obscure subtle, yet critical, differences among the statutes that practitioners need to be aware of. Continue reading