Almost everyone needs to work to live, but we all deserve a fair, healthy work environment. If you have been treated unfairly or if you’ve been fired from your job due to unfair discrimination you may need an employee labor relations lawyer. Hiring an experienced lawyer will help you take back control over the situation and determine whether or not you have a case and what would be the best approach for a legal action.
Now not all circumstances of unfair treatment constitutes discrimination, and even the smallest detail can have a great impact on the outcome of your case. It is very important for you to know your rights, hiring a qualified lawyer can guide you through the complicated legal process.
Getting a winning verdict without a lawyer is almost impossible. Aside from knowing the law and court procedures, a good lawyer will know what information you need to win, how to get it and how to present documents and witnesses. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you will win and save on attorney fees by doing this alone. Doing it alone you could end up with nothing, or even end up owing your employer for their court and attorney fees.
Here are some examples of the situations where it is strongly recommended you speak with an attorney immediately:
- If you have concerns about how you are being treated in the workplace or if your layoff or termination was legal.
- If you’re considering quitting your because of your employer’s unlawful conduct.
- If you do not want to or if you cannot negotiate severance pay with your employer.
- If you don’t clearly understand your rights or if you’re unsure of the right action to take after you’ve been terminated.
- If you’re being pressured into singing a complicated “release of claims”
- If you’re unhappy with a governmental agency’s investigation into your complaint.
- If you have strong evidence that your termination was illegal