Wave of layoffs a legal minefield

Clients on both sides besiege firms.

, The National Law Journal

The sinking economy may have triggered tough times for some law firms, but it's been a boon for lawyers hired to plan and execute layoffs in every corner of Corporate America. It's no easy task, they note, stressing that layoffs gone wrong can trigger discrimination lawsuits, wrongful discharge claims and disparate-impact class actions.

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