Do I Need an Employment Attorney?

Stephen W. HogieEmployment Law Blog

Do I Need an Employment Attorney?

              Do I need an employment attorney or should I wait it out and hope for the best?

              Many employees trust the companies they work for. Most employees believe that their human resources department at work has their best interests in mind. But when things start to go wrong at work, the “wait it out and hope for the best” approach can be fatal for case where your rights have been violated.

              It is a good idea to contact an employment law attorney if you notice:

(1) you are being treated unfairly based on what you think may be because of race; gender, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected class;

(2) a pattern of people being terminated or laid off after being injured at work or taking protected leave (CFRA or PDL); or

(3) a sense of disloyalty fostered by management against employees that stand up to mistreatment or what they think are violations of the law (retaliation or whistleblowing).

              Some employees feel they are breaching their employer’s trust by contacting an attorney.  Most large companies have general counsel, an attorney that regularly advises the companies decision makers on legal issues 24/7.  It is your right to have an attorney to advise you on your legal rights just like them.

              Many employment issues can be resolved well before litigation in the interests of all the parties involved. Unfortunately if you attempt this on your own without taking the proper steps to document the claim and put your employer on notice you might damage your case or make some mistakes that will  make it difficult for an attorney to help you in the event you are unlawfully terminated and want assert your rights.

              If you believe you have a claim, the chances are your employer suspects it too and they are probably talking to their attorney about their best approach to avoid liability.

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              We can help. It is always better to get counsel from an employment attorney before this moment; especially if you believe you have been victimized by discriminatory or illegal practices. Hogie & Campbell will discuss your situation at no cost to you to help you determine whether you need to take action to protect your rights. At Hogie & Campbell we will work with you to decide if you need an employment attorney.  Call for a Free Consultation at (714) 508-6422.

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