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I Quit My Job to Take a New Position, but the Offer Was Rescinded! What Do I Do?
Negotiation

Imagine this all-too-common scenario. You applied and interviewed for a new job. It sounded like a great fit. You were excited when you got a job offer from the new company, so of course you accepted. You got ready to start...

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Why Hiring a Lawyer to Write a Strongly Worded Letter Is Almost Always a Bad Idea
Finding an Attorney, Hiring an Attorney, Negotiation

It is not uncommon for people to come in my office and ask me to write a “strongly worded letter” to their former employer after they have been fired. But that’s all they want me to do. Just write the...

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Thinking About Settlement
Negotiation

Your ability to reach a favorable settlement is related to two primary factors: (1) the objective strength of your case and (2) the “burn rate” associated with the litigation process. The objective strength of your case depends on the existence...

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What To Do Before You Go To Court
Negotiation

In many cases, you should—or must—take several steps before filing a claim of discrimination against your employer. In this chapter, we’ll cover the preliminary steps that normally precede pursuing a claim with an agency or a court. Step 1: Beat...

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