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Do I Need an Employment Lawyer?

By Dan Atkerson on August 16, 2018

Signing a business contractOur law firm has helped numerous people in the Dallas and Carrollton, TX area offering expert legal insights on a whole host of matters. When it comes to workplace disputes and worker’s rights, we always put the needs and legal protections of our clients first.

A number of people who have been wronged by their employer wonder if they need an employment law attorney. Let’s take a few moments to consider these issues and why seeking legal aid may be crucial to your situation.

Cases Employment Lawyers Can Help With

Employment lawyers can help people who have the following legal claims and disputes:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employer mistreatment
  • Employer retaliation
  • Breach of contract
  • Violation of labor laws

Any issues involving employees and their employers or disputes among employees may be addressed by an employment lawyer.

Scenarios in Which You May Need an Employment Lawyer

Simply put, if you feel that an employer has somehow broken employment laws or has repeatedly subjected you to a toxic or hostile work environment, you may need an employment lawyer to help you with these matters.

Scenarios in Which You May Not Need an Employment Lawyer

When going about regular workplace business or reporting problems to the human resources department, an employment lawyer is not required. These issues can be handled by most employees on their own without a legal representative.

Discussing Your Legal Claim Clearly

Sometimes the key benefit of working with an employment lawyer is being able to lay out your case clearly and receive feedback on the legitimacy of your claim. Ambiguities on state and federal laws and how they apply to your case can also be discussed at length so you understand what to expect.

Going Over Legal Deadlines

A number of filing deadlines are at stake regarding workplace lawsuits. An employment lawyer can go over all of these deadlines in full detail so you can prioritize assembling certain documents and so forth. Your lawyer can also provide a general timeline of the legal process, which can be helpful for realistic expectations about your case.

Representing You When Speaking with Others

Speaking to other attorneys, your employer, or a judge can be intimidating if you do not have experience with such matters. Having an employment lawyer on your side means that you will have a skilled representative to discuss your legal claims. An employment lawyer has experience dealing with such matters, and will not be easily intimidated when discussing your legal rights.

A Lawyer Can Make Your Claim Seem More Legitimate

By working with an employment lawyer, your case takes on an added sense of legitimacy. It shows your employer or other parties that this legal claim is serious, and that you will not simply back down at the first sign of pushback. This sense of legitimacy is essential for having your side heard by authorities.

Contact an Experienced Employment Lawyer

For more information on how an employment lawyer can help you, we encourage you to contact an employment law and worker’s rights lawyer. We at the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson are here to help you in your time of need, offering expert counsel and legal guidance.

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