Filing a lawsuit against an employer: career suicide?
Ladies, I need your opinions and advice. I'm in a horrible situation and need to decide what course of action to take. I was terminated abruptly by a top ranking executive in March. It's very clear retaliation for making equal pay claims. There were no performance issues, they didn't follow their own corrective action policy, and the list goes on. I have a top employment lawyer who tried to negotiate the severance agreement they gave me but we are at a stand still. It's likely to get any type of fair damages, I'm going to have to litigate. My questions to you are the following: 1) is this career suicide as future employers see this public suit?, 2) any tips on explaining this to future employers if I have to move forward? 3) is this information usually visible in typical background checks? 4) any other helpful info or advice. Thank you in advance.