Kaarin Nelson Schaffer Authors Article on Assessing the Employment Law Case

December 4, 2018 – Firm partner Kaarin Nelson Schaffer was published in the Fall 2018 issue of Minnesota Trial, the Journal of the Minnesota Association for Justice. In her article, “Should You Take an Employment Case?,” Kaarin offers guidance to attorneys who may not typically practice employment law but are interested in trying to take on an employment case.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys that regularly practice employment law know the many challenges that they and their clients face when bringing a claim of discrimination against an employer. These cases are technical—meaning that a good understanding of the relevant statutes and case law is essential when pursuing an employment discrimination claim. Further, the timeline for these cases can be long—sometimes lasting more than a year—and the claims can be difficult to litigate.

In the article, Kaarin provides a basic overview of a method of proof in employment discrimination cases and outlines several characteristics that tend to make the case stronger. However, she notes that in the end, these tips are meant to provide some understanding of the challenges presented by employment cases and are not meant to be a substitute for competent representation. Failing to adequately represent an employee may not only be a disservice to the employee, but it can fail to address the underlying discrimination in the workplace.

Kaarin Nelson Schaffer is a partner at Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP and a driven advocate for employee rights. Kaarin represents employees facing discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other forms of unlawful workplace conduct by employers and has litigated many cases through trial. She has been named to the list of Minnesota Rising Stars in employment litigation every year since 2014 and regularly presents at conferences on employment law matters.

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is an employment law firm committed to protecting the rights of employees who have suffered workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as other employment related issues. For questions about the firm or your employment rights, contact Kaarin or any of our attorneys by clicking here or calling us at 612-252-3570.