When Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer?

If you’ve lost your job, you may want to hire an employment lawyer should you believe your termination was unlawful or if you have legal claims against your employer. However, losing your job isn’t the only time you should consider hiring an employment lawyer. 

There’s a lot of workplace situations an employment lawyer can help you with. An employment lawyer assists in navigating complex employment laws and provides representation in negotiations or court proceedings. If you believe you’re the victim of discrimination or harassment, wrongful termination, contract disputes, or your whistleblower protections have been violated, it would be beneficial to consult with an employment lawyer. Let’s take a closer look at the next steps you should take. 

Call as Soon You Start Having Problems with Your Employer

It can be a good idea to call an employment lawyer as soon as you start experiencing problems with your employer. By contacting an employment lawyer early on, you can get advice on your legal rights and options, and take steps to protect yourself and your job.

If you are experiencing issues with your employer, such as discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, an employment lawyer will advise you on how to address the situation. In some cases, an employment lawyer may be able to help you resolve the issue through negotiation or mediation with your employer. In other cases, legal action may be necessary to protect your rights.

Hire an Employment Lawyer if You’ve Lost Your Job

If you’re fired from your job for an illegal reason, such as discrimination, retaliation, or whistleblowing, an employment lawyer can help you determine if you have a case and represent you in court. However, an employment lawyer can do a lot more than fight for your rights after your termination. In addition to helping you identify if your termination was discriminatory, an employment lawyer can help you with learning the nuances of employment law.

If you have signed a non-compete agreement with your employer and you are seeking new employment, an employment lawyer will help you understand your rights and obligations under the agreement. 

Reaching Out for Help if You’re Discriminated Against

It’s important to take action if you believe you are experiencing discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination is illegal and should not be tolerated. By taking steps to address the situation, you can protect yourself and others from discrimination in the future. Discrimination can have serious consequences, including the loss of job opportunities, financial losses, and emotional distress. 

When you are experiencing discrimination, you may want to talk with an employment lawyer to get a better idea of your legal rights and options. An employment lawyer can help you determine if you have a case and represent you in court if necessary.

Deciding When to Hire an Employment Lawyer

No matter what type of conflict you’re facing in your place of employment, speaking to an employment lawyer as soon as conflict begins is always a good idea. An employment lawyer will walk with you each step of the way to let you know what legal grounds you have for any conflict. Provide your legal team with as much documentation as you can to help support your case. 

If you’ve decided it’s time to hire an employment lawyer, contact our team today!

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Amy Boyle

Amy is a Founding Partner of MSB Employment Justice. She brings a personalized approach to each of her cases and prides herself on giving her clients a candid assessment of their case. While Amy handles all types of employment matters, she has a particular focus on representing women who have experienced sex discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, and retaliation at work and whistleblower clients who have reported illegal workplace practices or companies engaged in deceitful conduct. See Full Bio

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