I am involved in a civil case (ADA / PHRA) against my former employer. We are in settlement talks. I also have another civil case against another former employer (after the first) for almost the same thing. The first case is saying my damages stop when the case against the second was filed. Is this true? If so, can you point me to some case law.
Employment / Labor Attorney
In any case filed under the ADA or PHRA against a former employer where you are in "settlement talks" you should be seek representation from an experienced employment law attorney as there are many legal issues. In a situation where there is more than one charge filed it is even more critical as there are strategy and damages issues. You contact an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible.
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We represent lots people across PA in these situations and the most common error we find in self representation is that the opposing side is low balling the settlement amount. And whats more is that you don't even realize it because they will say seemingly reasonable things like in your above comment or that unemployment offsets wages. You really do need counsel to explain how damages and to properly assert your claims so that you can get maximum value out of your case.
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