“I believe” that you can often find helpful employment law and workplace lessons from TV shows — that includes the feel-good show about everyone’s favorite football coach, “Ted Lasso.”
For readers who may be unfamiliar with the NBC Sports commercial turned Apple TV hit show, “Ted Lasso” revolves around an American college football coach who journeys “across the pond” to London to coach a professional soccer team called AFC Richmond. The show is heartwarming and tackles difficult topics, like depression and divorce, with empathy, humor, and refreshing optimism.
There are certainly several life lessons viewers can gather from watching “Ted Lasso” — (beyond perhaps the most notable, “football is life!”). Employers specifically may have realized that several of the storylines addressed in the recently aired Season 2 finale relate to workplace issues they likely face every day. Let’s take a closer look at three specific employment-related issues (and warning — spoilers ahead!).