Anatomy of an Employment Lawsuit, Part I: Intake and Response
Our Employment Practice Group, will be co-presenting a program called “Anatomy of an Employment Lawsuit, Part I: Intake and Response” at the CCCBA’s 25th Annual MCLE Spectacular on November 22, 2019.
An employee of Dunder Mifflin was allegedly harassed and discriminated against by the supervisor, Michael Scott. The intrepid plaintiff’s attorney discovers several “me-too” witnesses. When Dunder Mifflin’s astute defense counsel is presented with a demand letter, they must explain the case to Dunder’s baffled management. Their internal investigation reveals that Michael scheduled office meetings at employees’ lunch breaks – a potential wage-and-hour violation. In this informative and entertaining session, the panel will discuss the intake process for plaintiff’s and defense counsel, including some ethical pitfalls to avoid and how to investigate a matter. In future 2020 sessions, the panel will follow this case from discovery through trial and post-trial practice.
.50 hours Legal Ethics and 1.50 hours General MCLE Credit
Anjuli M. Cargain
Duane Morris LLP
David S. Ratner
David Ratner Law Firm, LLP