Dabblers in employment law harm a lot of people — even though the rules governing lawyers let them do their dabbling
- Lawyers “dabble” in employment law all the time, and mess up the cases due to not really knowing enough about the law and the system — See someone who knows what they are doing please — This arises from good intentions — The guy who handled your car accident 5 years ago agrees to talk to you about your potential discrimination case today — which could be bad news for you.
- The dabbler in employment law does not do you any favors in many cases — they make things worse, very often.
- Possibly, employment law should join patent law as a “specialty”. (FYI — Employment law is a “concentration” and not an official “specialty”)
- But as we sit here today, any lawyer from Podunk Missouri can “dabble” in employment law and mess up your potential case, and then I have to repair the damage.
- All lawyers are allowed to take on any cases they feel competent to do — But are we really competent to do employment law cases well, when we have not done any? (Don’t ask about “success rates” because almost everything settles out of court — But it takes really special knowledge to get the best type of settlement.)
- In my experience, so many lawyers know so little about employment law that they should not touch these cases. These cases are toxic for those who do not know whereof they speak — Words mean things — Did you grasp what I just said?
- FYI to lawyers: Non-competes are legal, even if they may not be enforceable in a person’s unique setting. Don’t be telling people anything like “These things never hold up” — They frequently DO hold up, because YOU messed up the case.
- Don’t dabble in employment law.
Article written by | Tim Willoughby
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