Settlement of lawsuit-good or bad idea
Many of our clients choose to settle discrimination lawsuits rather than fight, for various reasons such as costs, adverse publicity, etc. We always get confidentiality provisions in any settlement agreement. However, word tends to get around. We see with some clients that settlements tend to send a message to employees that the company is an easy target for some of this "legal blackmail litigation," and hence they are more likely to sue. As a result, settlements actually lead to more lawsuits. Any one have any experience with this?