You should consult with an employment attorney if you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, or any other employment-related wrongful act, as you might be qualified to take legal action against your employer. For you to have a successful case or increase your chances of having a successful case, you need to hire an employment lawyer. An employment attorney can help you prove your case and obtain the compensation you deserve.
When it comes to meeting with an employment lawyer for an initial consultation, whether in person, over the phone, or by video call, it is crucial that you thoroughly prepare. By preparing yourself for an initial consultation with a lawyer, you can ensure you make the most of the meeting. The initial consultation with a lawyer is your chance to make sure the lawyer knows all the details about your case. It is your opportunity to show a lawyer that you are someone they want to work with. Also, the initial consultation with an employment attorney is your chance to determine if you would like to work with that specific lawyer.
Below are some steps to take before meeting with an employment attorney for the first time.
Prepare Your Story
It is vital that you write down a summary of your legal issue(s). Do not forget to tell the attorney about important details during the meeting. Do not assume that you will remember everything during the consultation. Writing down the details ahead of time ensures that you do not forget important pieces of information.
Gather Relevant Documents
Before meeting an employment attorney for the first time, gather all the relevant documents. If you are unsure about the importance of a document, put it together with the ones you are sure are connected to your case and allow the lawyer to advise you on its relevance. Examples of documents you may need to gather before meeting an employment lawyer for the first time include:
- Separation agreements
- Police or accident reports
- Employment records
- Written evidence of discrimination such as emails and text messages
- Pay stubs
Send the Documents to the Employment Attorney in Advance
It is advisable to send documents to the attorney in advance, preferably via email, so that they can go through them before the consultation. If, for example, you only have 30 minutes for a free consultation, sending documents to the attorney in advance will most likely come in handy.
Prepare Questions for the Attorney
Remember, an initial consultation is also a chance for you to interview the attorney and find out if they are the right lawyer for your case. Some of the questions you should ask the employment attorney during the initial consultation include questions on;
- Their fee structure
- Their past experiences with cases similar to yours
- Their success rate when it comes to employment cases similar to yours
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Have you been a victim of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, or any other employment-related wrongful act? If so, contact the Trabosh Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.