|Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer|
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
The Things People Say and Do
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In any event, one of their recent reports of a filing of a lawsuit by a pro se plaintiff in Harris County, Texas was the following:
Plaintiff points to ... an executive assistant, as the source of such office hostility that plaintiff gave her an article titled "De-clawing cattiness at work." She was fired the next day. She wants $600,000 damages.And just in case you are wondering, it is at least theoretically possible that this did happen as a Google search reveals a 2005 article by Executive Coach Kay Cannon, De-clawing Cattiness in the Workplace.
Apparently, no matter how good the advice, it was not appreciated.