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You practice long enough as an employment lawyer, and you accrue stories upon stories to share with others. But, this one I’m about to tell you tops most.
This story should have been unremarkable. It involves an employee with workers’ compensation and discrimination claims against his former employer. The employer agreed to pay $20,000 to settle all of the employees’ claims, and the employee agreed. However, because the two sides were concerned that the labor commission would reject a workers’ compensation settlement with a full release, they decided to restructure the settlement. The employer agreed to pay $20,000 to