What to Look for in an Employment Lawyer

By David Thompson

Dec 23, 2021 03:18 PM EST

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Whether you've recently been terminated from your job or you're facing problems at work, there are many scenarios that might warrant the help of an employment lawyer. However, to get the help you need, the critical question isn't whether you have a case against your employer; it is how to determine what lawyer will work best for you. 

Making the Right Choice for Your Situation

If you suspect that your employer is treating you in an unfair way, the first step to take is to talk to an employment lawyer to find out whether you deserve compensation. If you've been treated unfairly, a lawyer that specializes in employment cases will be able to assess your situation and help you decide whether you wish to seek justice and pursue compensation. 

That said, there are many different types of legal expertise that may apply to your case, depending on the situation's particulars. For example, you could require the help of any one of the following kinds of attorneys: 

  • Breach of Contract Lawyer

  • Dismissal Lawyer

  • Contractor Lawyer

  • Discrimination Lawyer

  • Employment Insurance Lawyer

  • Disability Insurance Lawyer

  • Human Rights Lawyer

  • Harassment Lawyer

  • Labour Lawyer

  • Severance Pay Lawyer

  • Workplace Lawyer

While there are many types of lawyers that might fit your case, any trustworthy employment lawyer you consult with will likely refer you to someone who specializes in your situation.  

Going with a Firm that Offers More

Another option that you can take is to look for a law firm that offers legal services in many different areas of employment law. When you work with a firm that employs a wide variety of experts in employment law and related matters, you won't have to worry about choosing the right type of person to represent you.

Reputation and Experience 

A more prominent law firm will also have a reputation for successful results. If you want to know whether the team or individual lawyer representing is likely to help you succeed in court, it helps to inquire about their background and experience. You might also consider doing your own research online for more information about that firm. 

A Contingency lawyer

If you're confident that you require the help of an employment lawyer but have been hesitant to contact one due to a lack of funds, you need to find a law firm that is willing to offer you a contingency lawyer. A contingency lawyer does not require payment upfront but instead arranges to use a percentage of the funds you are awarded as payment. 

When you're looking for an employment lawyer, always ask about whether the firm can offer you an assessment to determine whether you qualify for a contingency payment option. 

Whenever you're dealing with a situation where you feel you've been mistreated at work or wrongfully terminated, it can be challenging to think through your options. Get in contact with an employment lawyer immediately to ensure that you don't wait too long to seek justice.

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