Posted on: 30 April 2018Share
Whether you're being harassed, threatened, or treated unfairly, don't wait until your employment ends to hire a lawyer and sue your employer. There are many good reasons to hire a lawyer now, while you're still employed. Following are just a few:
Increase Employment Security
When your employer finds out that you've hired a lawyer to represent you in a work dispute, they'll know that anything they do can be used against them if you end up going to court. You can expect your employer to treat you with respect for your decision to hire a lawyer and, and they will not retaliate by ending your employment for any undue reason.
Your employer shouldn't treat you any differently at work or suddenly set unattainable performance goals just to make you suffer. And chances are that whatever treatment you're disputing now won't be experienced anymore until your case is resolved. So, hiring a lawyer can provide you with a little more employment security as you work through the conflict you have with your employer.
Gain Workplace Guidance
Your lawyer will provide you with valuable guidance that will help you do things like collect evidence in the workplace that can help support your case, identify signs that your employer is retaliating for hiring a lawyer and considering a lawsuit, and maintain a professional attitude at work while your case unfolds.
If you are unsure of how to react to a certain situation that occurs at work, you can call your employment attorney to gain some insight into how each reaction you're considering may play out. This should help you make smart workplace decisions so your actions don't hurt your case in the long run.
Reach a Resolution Early
By hiring an employment lawyer while you're still working, you may be able to resolve your case early and avoid the need to go to court at all. If you wait until you've quit or been let go before talking to a lawyer, it may be too late for amicable negotiations, and you might find yourself in court quickly, where the fight could go on for weeks, if not months.
Your lawyer can work with your employer to dissolve any disputes you have with one another. They will work on your behalf to negotiate fair terms that both parties can agree on and that allow you to continue your employment without further problems. And because of early negotiations, you'll be less likely to miss out on income due to lost work hours while your dispute is being resolved.
For more information, contact a firm like John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC.