Offers of Judgment Can Help Shorten Employment Litigation, Reduce Costs

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Litigating employment cases can be expensive, time-consuming, and disruptive for employers. Fortunately, a litigation tactic known as an “offer of judgment” can lead to an early resolution of the case and reduce the costs.

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Employment cases normally involve the filing of various motions, such as requests for discovery (pretrial fact-finding) and summary judgment (dismissal without a trial). Most wrongful discharge cases, for example, are discovery-intensive, involving interviewing witnesses, gathering reams of documents, conducting extensive e-discovery, and taking depositions. Drafting and arguing the motions add to the defense

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