David Yamada and I have never met but have developed a friendship via the net. Even though we often have different views, usually not on the desired result, but on the ways of getting there, based on our civil conversations in an area where that is not often the case, I think it is fair to say that David would never wish me ill, in a financial sense or otherwise.
However, clearly in his most recent post, What if we applied the Golden Rule at work?, he has intentionally or otherwise stumbled on a concept that if followed would clearly lessen the need for those on both the defense and plaintiff sides of the employment law bar, including yours truly.
Just to emphasize David’s post, for all the training I have done about employment law, best hr practices, employment law trials, not making juries mad, positive employee relations, etc. at the end of the day, the Golden Rule is a most apt summary for each of those topics. And actually one which is really hard to improve on.
Unfortunately, I don’t think it is likely the need for employment lawyers is going to end any time soon.
But a basic tenet, well known and available to all, that really could lessen the need, is there for all of us to see.