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When to Hire an Employment Lawyer

Employment law claims could be complex and complicated, and so it is advised that you hire an experienced employment attorney to help you with your potential legal claims. Our employment law attorneys are available 24/7 via phone, email, or in person. It is also important to consider that employment law also has very complex legal theories and defenses that could be brought up during litigation.

Who Are Employment Lawyers?

Employment lawyers are those that can represent both an employee and the employer with different issues regarding the state and federal law. Our attorneys have experience dealing with California state law, Nevada state law, and federal employment law. Our attorneys make sure the employees and employers are treated fairly and their rights are represented in court. Our attorneys also make sure that our employers are constantly in compliance with the local state and federal laws.

Our skilled attorneys also review and draft employee handbooks for our employers. We always make sure that the employment laws are drafted in compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s guidance. This commission provides guidance as to how employees should be treated, and how their rights should be protected while at work. This commission also provides attorneys with guidance as to how the employees should have their rights represented if they have been violated at work.

At Heidari Law Group, we handle a variety of various employment law claims including:

When Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer?

If you are an employee, you should hire an employment lawyer if you feel as though your rights have been taken advantage of at work. Below are some circumstances that could potentially trigger hiring an employment lawyer:

  • If you have been harassed at work
  • If you have been sexually assaulted at work
  • If you have been discriminated at work
  • If your employer has retaliated against you
  • If you have been terminated without an excuse
  • If your employer forces you to sign an agreement
  • If your employer denies paying you a salary or benefits

If you have been in any of the above circumstances, contact our attorneys immediately to determine your rights and how you can move forward with a lawsuit against your employer. Many clients are usually afraid to pursue a claim against their employer because they feel as though their employer will retaliate against them. Legally, your employer cannot retaliate against you for filing a lawsuit against them. If you have become aware of any of the above issues that are occurring at your place of work, contact an employment attorney as soon as possible.

When Should an Employer Hire an Employment Lawyer?

If you are an employer, you should hire an employment attorney when certain employment issues arise. Circumstances that could potentially trigger a lawsuit against an employee include:

  • When negotiating with an employee who belongs in the union
  • When you plan on letting go of an employee
  • When an employee discriminates against other employees at work

The above list is just a couple circumstances that could trigger an unemployment claim. To determine how our experienced employment attorneys could assist you with your legal issues, contact our attorneys today.

How to Hire an Employment Lawyer

There are certain steps you must take in order to hire an experienced employment attorney. Finding the right attorney could be very stressful, especially if you are either a business owner or an employee who has just lost their job. We understand that this could be very difficult for anybody to go through. That is why we have created a list of steps many can take when hiring an attorney.

  1. Search for an experienced attorney. Many may start by asking their friends and family for any employment law attorneys that they know of. However, it could sometimes feel a little stressful if your family and friends are pushing for a certain attorney you believe does not exactly qualify as an experienced employment attorney. You need to do your own verification when looking into an attorney’s experience. This means having your own personal consultation with the attorney and asking the attorney for experiences they’ve had specifically with defending cases like yours.
    •  We also advise that many look to Google or referral sites for skilled personal injury attorneys. It is important that you find a personal injury attorney that has dealt with clients from your city. Our experienced attorneys have had clients in a variety of cities in California and Nevada, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Fresno, Irvine, San Francisco, Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City, Santa Monica, etc.
  2.  After you believe you have found an experienced attorney, research their name on the California State Bar site. The State Bar site would usually have their information such as address, phone number, email, and their firm’s website.
  3.  Visit the attorney’s website to see the different types of cases that the attorney can handle.
  4.  Schedule an interview with the attorney. Our attorneys offer a free no risk consultation where clients could ask us about our personal experiences, and we can get a little bit of insight as to what your case could be. During this consultation we would ask for different details of your case to determine how we could successfully move forward with this lawsuit. For example, we could give you a broad overview as to how long your case may take, the different defenses we could potentially raise, and the damages that you could potentially recover.
  5.  During this consultation, it is also important to ask the attorney how their fee agreement works. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee basis means that you do not have to pay for the attorney upfront unless the attorney recovers a judgment or a verdict in your favor. This means that if the attorney is unable to bring any costs in your favor, you don’t have to pay the attorney anything. Other attorneys work on an hourly basis where you have to pay the attorney hourly upfront before, during, and potentially after the case.

Why should I hire an employment attorney?

If you are involved in any type of dispute involving employment law, we advise that you hire an employment attorney to make sure that you are in compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws. Federal employment laws could get very complex, especially if they involve multiple parties.

If you are an employee, your employment attorney could make sure that your rights are being adequately represented and you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. If you are an employer, your employment attorney could make sure that you are constantly in compliance with employment laws to prevent any lawsuits.

Contact us at Heidari Law Group to work with an experienced team of employment attorneys. Call us today for a free case evaluation.

***Disclaimer: This page is created by Heidari Law Group for educational purposes. This article provides a general understanding of the law. It does not provide specific advice. By using this site and reading through this page, there is no attorney-client relationship created between you and any member of Heidari Law. Further, due to the constant change of the law, some parts of the information above may no longer be good law.

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Sam Heidari

Sam Ryan Heidari

Sam Heidari is the founding principal of Heidari Law Group, a law firm specializing in personal injury, wrongful death, and employment law with offices in California and Nevada. Sam Heidari has been practicing law for over 11 years and handles a wide range of cases including car accidents, wrongful death, employment discrimination, and product liability. The Heidari Law Group legal firm is known for its comprehensive approach, handling cases from initial consultation through to final judgment. Sam Heidari is dedicated to community involvement and advocacy for civil liberties.

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