In our last post we started a discussion about the importance of turning to an attorney when you are dealing with an employment law issue. Having an attorney on your side may be vital in order to prove your case. At attorney will know what paperwork is needed and what type of evidence is needed to prove the case.
Employment law attorneys do not only deal with sexual harassment or termination issues. They can also help you if you are asked to sign a contract that you do not understand. Many contracts have very detailed and complicated wording that can confuse an employee. An employer may also ask you to sign a severance pay agreement or a release of claims document. These types of documents can be brought to an employment attorney for further discussion. It’s important to understand what you are signing and to negotiate changes with the employer if you so choose.
You may also reach out to an attorney if you are unhappy with the way a government agency, such as the EEOC, handled the investigation of your complaint.
Remember, while your first thought may be to not turn to an attorney and instead try to deal with the issue yourself, the problem can quickly snowball. Not only that, if you take too long to compile your documentation, it may be too late to file a claim. At employment law attorney can help you understand your rights and your options as they pertain to your specific situation.