Washington employment lawyer Donald Heyrich details some recent huge verdicts against employers.  The verdicts in his report range all the way up to a whopping $47 million.

Looking to avoid big verdicts?  I say treat employees with RESPECT and keep in mind the Golden Rule of Employee Relations:  Fairness.  Unfortunately too many employers forget these basic rules.

It is critical to remember that in a jury trial your jurors are likely to be employees rather than employers.  Being fair will not only reduce the employment claims against you but increase your chances of success if you are sued.

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