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When Would You Need an Employment Lawyer & How Is One Helpful?

In case you are not happy with an employee or employer, there might be an easy way to do something about it without making you feel uncomfortable. This is where an employment lawyer comes to the rescue, helping you through the process of filing a complaint or representing you in a dispute. We, at Legal Chiefs, can get you in touch with a local attorney to help you with your civil lawsuits and litigation.

Keep scrolling through this page for more details on what an employment attorney does and when you would need to contact one.

When to Hire an Employment Lawyer if You Are the Employee

There is a wide variety of unlawful actions that employers can commit at a disadvantage or violate their employees’ rights. You may want to contact a lawyer in any of the following situations:

ou have been treated (by your employer or a fellow employee) in a discriminatory manner.

You have been harassed at work.

Your employer has retaliated against you because you exercised a right such as requesting overtime pay to which you are entitled by law.

Your employment has been terminated in violation of an employment contract.

You are forced to sign an agreement waiving rights to which you are entitled.

Your employer has not given you the benefits to which you are entitled under your contract.

It is recommended that you contact an attorney as soon as you become aware of an issue as any delay could prevent you from proving the conduct committed by the employer. Also, you should consider that there are time limits to asserting rights and complaints under the law. If you can’t find an employment lawyer that can fit you in a tight schedule, we, at Legal Chiefs, are here to help!

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When to Hire an Employment Lawyer if You Are the Employer

If you need someone to educate you on any particular federal and state laws that apply in your workplace, an employment attorney can not only do that but also ensure you comply with those laws. You can also ask for help with your obligations with the guidelines of the OSHA as well as environmental regulations. Additionally, an experienced attorney can defend you before a range of governmental boards and agencies in the event you are cited for non-compliance. Consider contacting an attorney if:

You need representation in collective bargaining negotiations with a union

An employee has filed a complaint about discrimination or harassment against you

An employee has filed a lawsuit naming you as a defendant for an employment-related matter

You plan to lay off or fire a large number of employees, change the current pension plan, or terminate an employee benefits plan

These are just a few of the most common situations, but as you may know, a workplace is subject to many different types of regulations by many different laws, so you’d probably want to be in regular contact with an attorney with expertise in the domains of regulation that affect a particular workplace.

What to Expect in the Process

Any dissatisfaction with an employer or employee should be addressed and dealt with, and often, after filing a complaint and winning, you receive compensation. However, keep in mind that compensation may not always be involved but you may just be allowed to let go of your employee/employees or keep your job if you are the employee. In many cases, you may be able to resolve the issue out of court, which is generally the best-case scenario saving everyone time and money. Hiring an attorney is your safe bet to win a case or get valuable advice as an experienced employment lawyer, would know your local and state laws and procedures that may be hard to figure out on your own. So having a local attorney is a good idea.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes it is possible for an employee to sue their employer if the employer has acted illegally. For Instance, Federal and State laws make it illegal for your employer to discriminate against you for the following reasons:

● Race

● Religion

● Sex

Yes, you can sue your employer for harassment. Examples of harassment are: 

● Coworkers creating a hostile environment and/or making inappropriate comments based on your age, sex, religion, or appearance.

● Superiors at work making sexual comments or asking for sexual favors.

● If you are disqualified from a job die to Religion, sex, or race.

If you work more than 40 hours in a workweek you are entitled to receive overtime wages of 1.5X your regular hourly pay. However there are certain exceptions to this rule, so check with your attorney to see if you qualify.


We will connect you with a broad network of dedicated Employment Law attorneys who know how to handle complex cases and protect the interests of the client in the process.