Employer's Trial Strategy - Avoid Trials Just Before Christmas
by Michael Fox
Unfortunately, you can't always do that and there is really no indication that was the reason for the $2 million dollar verdict handed down by a Birmingham jury last week. The Birmingham News story on the whistleblower case by a former Vice President of Shelton Community College, Ted Spring, is one of the relatively few million dollar verdicts in an employment case that we have noted this year. But if nothing else it serves as a reminder that the claims of whistleblowers remain a serious threat, and of course, not to try cases the week before Christmas.