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5 Questions to Ask During Your Initial Consultation With An Employment Lawyer

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5 Questions to Ask During Your Initial Consultation With An Employment Lawyer

With hundreds of millions of employees across the country, both state and federal organizations must be in place to protect the rights of those employees. But what happens if your rights are violated? In the instance that you experience a workplace complication such as discrimination, sexual harassment, or wage violations, it’s important to seek justice. By working with an employment attorney, you may navigate the legal claims process with ease. When looking to hire an attorney, you may be wondering what to ask them to ensure that they can help you through your case effectively. Below are 5 questions to ask during your initial consultation with an employment lawyer. 

  • What Specific Experience Do You Have That Makes You the Best Attorney for My Case?

Different employment law firms will have their own size, experiences, and specializations. By asking your prospective attorney about the experience they have related to your case, you can identify whether they have handled similar situations before and identify their results. For example, if an employment law firm traditionally handles only sexual harassment cases, but you are searching for someone with more experience in wrongful termination, you might consider seeking a different employment lawyer. 

  • How Should I Prepare for My Case?

Whatever your reason for hiring an employment lawyer, an attorney will require certain types of evidence for your case. You want to ensure that you have all the evidence you need for them to form a solid case, so it’s important to ask them how they expect you to prepare for the claim. Types of information you may be requested to gather depends on your reason for seeking a lawyer but may include and are not limited to your employment records, contracts, emails or text messages, and recollections of interactions. 

  • How Will I Be Charged?

When choosing an attorney, understanding how they operate is essential. It’s important to know how and what you can expect to be charged for their services so you can prepare your finances accordingly. Some lawyers may charge a flat fee, while others may offer hourly rates. 

  • What Results Might I Expect For My Case?

You might expect your attorney to have worked on cases like your own in the past, so it would be helpful to receive their insight about their expectations for your case. This will help set expectations from the beginning and give you a sense of both best- and worst-case scenarios for your claim. While the attorney will not offer you any guarantees, they may tell you more generalized potential outcomes. 

  • What Is Your Preferred Method of Communication?

Knowing how your attorney prefers to communicate will streamline your communication from the very beginning of your interactions. Do they tend to use email, phone, or text communication? Identifying the best way to contact them is essential for smooth, effective communication. 

Work With a Passionate and Zealous Employment Attorney

For all your employment law needs, hire an employment attorney who will advocate for your rights. Jeannette A. Vaccaro, at The Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro, will passionately represent you as her client for your employment dispute. To schedule a free consultation, contact Jeannette at her law office today. 

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