Do I Need an Employment Law Attorney?

Photo of a judge about to bang a gavel on a sounding blockWhen do you actually need an employment attorney to help with your case?

Reasons You May Need an Employment Lawyer

  • Employment law is complex and there are several deadlines you need to meet in order to pursue your case. Unless you spend some serious time researching these laws for your state, it is a wiser idea to let someone handle it who knows what they are doing.
  • There are many facets of employment law that you may not know about. Some employment laws are confusing, and you may end up having a case that you did not even realize you had. Additionally, there are some laws that you think exist, but actually do not. If ever you think you might have a case, it is best to run it by a lawyer.
  • If your employer is not taking your claim seriously, a lawyer can help straighten that situation out for you.
  • Some people are uncomfortable with confrontation, especially when it comes to their work – their livelihoods. Your attorney is not afraid of confrontation and will work as an advocate for you.
  • If your employer threatens to sue you, you need to speak to an attorney.
  • If you are asked to sign an agreement that you do not understand fully, such as an arbitration agreement, you should not sign without speaking to a lawyer.
  • If you think your employer has broken an employment law, you should speak to a lawyer.
  • If you believe you have been retaliated against for reporting or complaining about something that the employer has done illegally, an attorney is your best bet for ending the retaliation.
  • If you believe your employer has broken wage laws, you should speak to an attorney.

Our law firm offers free attorney consultations for employees in California.



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