Monday, February 23, 2009

Discrimination Court Cases Drop

The odds against winning discrimination cases have some employee lawyers reluctant even to try. "We will no longer take individual employment-discrimination cases, because there's such a high likelihood of losing," New York plaintiffs' attorney Joe Whatley Jr. says. Job-discrimination case filings declined by 40% from 1999 to 2007, federal court records show.

Read the rest of The Wall Street Journal article here. It's well-worth reading. The point about employers settling the more worthy cases is a good one.

1 comment:

Larry Sheldon said...

Lawyer in a case of which I have some knowledge told the wronged person there was no hope--including in his reasons the fact that all the judges involved got their law degrees at the University that fired the wronged for being too old.

And despite the findings of both the NE and US EOC's, they refused to pursue the matter.