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Top 5 Times You Need an Employment Lawyer

The number 5Reasons to hire an employment lawyer.

When you need an attorney, you want someone who has experience dealing with the laws that affect your situation the most. This is true all the time, but it’s especially true when your legal issue has to do with the workplace. Working with an employment lawyer means someone will be protecting your rights and guiding you through the legal system who has a keen understanding of employment laws.

How do you find an employment lawyer?

The most common way to locate an experienced employment lawyer in your area is to speak to people you trust who have dealt with legal issues related to the workplace. If you don’t know anyone with this experience, you can also search for an attorney:

Remember, getting a referral is just the start of finding a qualified employment lawyer. You want to research the attorney and schedule a consultation before committing to a relationship with the attorney. This way you’ll not only have someone with experience who comes recommended, but you’ll also know you’re comfortable working with that person.

What are 5 of the Most Common Reasons People Hire Employment Lawyers?

1. Termination

A lot of people don’t even consider contacting an employment lawyer until they lose their job. Job loss is one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. Sometimes you just need to accept job loss, but some circumstances call for reaching out to an attorney. If you believe your termination was unjustified, it’s a good idea to call an employment lawyer.

2. Harassment and Discrimination

In an ideal world, your work environment will always be peaceful and supportive, even if your job is tough. But this isn’t always the case. Harassment and discrimination in the workplace are illegal and if you believe you are a victim, it’s important to seek legal guidance. It’s never okay to be mistreated or abused in the workplace and you have a right to pursue legal action if it happens to you.

3. Reviewing an Offer for Employment

Not all of the reasons for contacting an employment attorney are negative. Many people speak to someone with legal expertise before accepting an offer for employment. This is especially important for those working under an employment contract. An employment attorney will help you review a job offer and make sure that what you’re signing puts you in the best possible position.

4. Negotiating Your Exit from an Employer

In addition to working with a legal expert when you accept a job, it can also be helpful to have someone guide you through your exit from your current position with a company. In certain situations, it can be helpful to work with an employment lawyer to facilitate a gradual exit that satisfies both employers and employees.

5. Dealing with Various Workplace Issues

An employment attorney can help with any type of legal issue that arises in the workplace. There’s no reason to be miserable or assume you just have to accept your situation to protect your livelihood. If you have concerns about any issue in the workplace, it helps to speak with an attorney.

For more information or to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation, contact Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C.

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