’Complicated’ Employment Law Cases-Avoid This Common Mistake
If I had a euro for every time an employee told me they had a 'complicated case’ I would have a nice little stash.
My experience is that most employment cases, and most legal cases, come down to one or two very specific issues. These are the issues on which the entire case stands or falls.
Prove this one or two things and you win; fail to do so and you lose. It is nearly always that simple. The rest is window dressing and so much hot air and bluster.
Employees who tell me they have a 'complicated case’ fall into one of a few possible categories, the most common of which is they are not sure whether they have a case at all or not.
By 'case’ I mean a stateable case/justiciable claim/cause of action known to the law. A breach of contract. Or a breach of an employment right. Or a breach of a constitutional right.