- Jul 6, 2005
What I don't understand is why bring one such massive lawsuit. They should just cite them on the most serious things, and pursue the rest as separate cases. I think making it into one giant lawsuit will not just drag out the case for years delaying any compensation of victims, but also makes it less solid and harder to win.
It seems to me that a lot of false allegations are being piggybacked on this case by opportunists that will ultimately hurt the real victims of harassment.
In order to bring an employment-related suit in many states, you are *required* to first file a complaint with the state authority.
That state authority will decide whether they have jurisdiction and whether they need to conduct a preliminary investigation, and whether they will file an initiating suit.
If the agency decides against any of those things then the individual can file a case of their own.
It's at least partially designed to help apply state resources to employment issues because employees often lack the resources to conduct investigations or legal suits against large companies.
Just like any suit, opposing sides will vet their be cases and amend the complaints and responses over time. The initial complaint in any suit will almost surely include a bunch of stuff because you're not sure what's going to stick... But you initial complaint needs to be broad because the process to add new causes on action later can be cumbersome.