This is a tip not only for employees, but also for employers and anyone else who is thinking about litigation.
If you are thinking of filing a civil lawsuit, or gearing up for a vigorous defense of a lawsuit (e.g. “we’re not going to pay that s.o.b. a dime”), you should know that starting or prolonging a lawsuit is only good for a select few things (see below).
What a lawsuit is NOT good at doing is proving a “principle,” or obtaining any type of emotional satisfaction. To the contrary, the longer the litigation goes, both parties in a lawsuit usually become more and more emotionally-drained. Usually, both parties, and especially the defendant/respondent, become more financially-drained over time. (This disadvantage does not apply to the parties’ lawyers, who often get paid more the longer things go).