When Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer?
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What Are Employment Lawyers?
Employment lawyers handle employment-related legal issues, including:
- Wrongful termination
- Workplace discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Contract violations
- Whistleblower protection
Many lawyers represent employees who are not part of a union and are basically powerless in situations where employers have done illegal actions that put employees at a disadvantage.
When Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer If I Am the Employee?
Employers can commit many unlawful actions that wrongfully place employees in a disadvantage.
You should contact an employment attorney in any of the following situations:
- You have been harassed, discriminated, or retaliated against by your employer.
- You were terminated or fired from employment and the termination was illegal.
- You are being forced to sign an agreement waiving rights you are entitled to.
- The employer has violated state or federal laws created to protected employees.
- Your employer has not given the benefits that you are entitled to under your employment contract.
Make sure to contact an employment attorney as soon as you become aware of an issue. If you wait to contact an attorney, the delay could prevent you from proving the illegal conduct committed by the employer and also prevent you from recovering damages.
When Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer If I Am the Employer?
As an employer, an experienced employment lawyer can assist you with various labor and employment issues. Many employment lawyers can educate employers with state and federal laws and ensure that the employers are in compliance with those laws.
You should contact an employment attorney if:
- You need representation for collective bargaining negotiations.
- An employee has filed a complaint for discrimination or harassment against you.
- When an employee has brought a cause of action against you for employment related matter.
- You plan to lay off or fire a large number of employees, terminate a employee benefit, or change the current pension plan you are offering.
An experienced employment attorney can also assist you with legal issues other than employee-employer disputes. An employment lawyer can help review or prepare contracts and agreements that you use with your employees such as employment contracts, severance contracts, or releases.
Why Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer?
If you are involved in an employment-related dispute, or if you need to ensure that you are in compliance with state or federal employment laws, you should contact an experienced employment lawyer for assistance. Your lawyer will help you understand the issue and will represent your best interests in resolving any legal disputes.
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Last Modified: 03-04-2015 11:00 AM PST
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