A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & GENERAL PRACTICE LAW FIRM
While wrongful dismissal as an employee might be the prominent reason to seek an employment lawyer, there are several other reasons for seeking their guidance and advice. Additionally, a visit to an employment attorney is helpful to both employer and the employee. Below, four reasons to speak with an employment lawyer are explored.
Whether reviewing an employment contract as a new employee or drafting an employment contract for hiring purposes, an employment lawyer can ensure the verbiage contained in a legal employment document has your best interests in mind. In addition, the legal jargon involved with most contracts can overwhelm most people – an employment lawyer can help review the documentation in easy-to-understand language.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (also known as EEOC) protects employees from discrimination in the workplace
. Individuals are not to be discriminated against based on their age, disability, national origin, race/color, and religion. Additionally, individuals must not be sexually discriminated, meaning that an individual is not permitted to be treated unfavorably due to their sex. In addition, individuals should not endure any form of sexual harassment. Individuals who feel they are experiencing any form of discrimination may wish to speak with an employment lawyer
An individual may be entitled to compensation
if they were either laid off or terminated by their employer wrongfully. An employer may not terminate an employee if it’s in violation of state or federal laws; if it violates labor laws, if it breaches a mutually agreed employment contract; or if it’s intended as retaliation for a complaint lodged by the employee against the employer.
You are the Employer
It’s easy to remember the reasons an employee might seek an employment law attorney, but there are many reasons an employer should have one close at hand too. An employment law attorney can help an employer ensure compliance for state and federal labor laws. In addition, they can help guide an employer through a challenging termination reducing the likelihood of possible legal action.
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Employees struggling with their employer often feel they’re out-numbered and out-financed when stacked against the employer. The best way to balance the power struggle is to engage an employment lawyer to help provide guidance including any rights and benefits, and finally, the best course of action.