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What an Employment Lawyer Does

What an Employment Lawyer Does

Rossman Law Group, LLC can help you in a few different ways when it comes to the law. One area relates to issues at work that might require you to take legal action. This can be everything from employee discrimination to getting paid an unfair wage. Going into a case can also be a gamble, which is why you should never go at it alone. A much smarter decision would be to get some help from an employment lawyer. Whether you are the employer or the employee, understand what an employment lawyer does, and learn how much they can help your case.

Explain Your Rights

When you enter a legal case, there are a lot of things you may not know about the law or more importantly, know about your rights. That is why it is extremely beneficial to enlist the services of an employment lawyer who can explain it all to you so you can better understand what is happening with your case. An employment lawyer can also narrow down what are the best options for your case and guide you along the way to give you the best chance at winning.

Evaluate Your Case

Given a lawyer’s knowledge and experience with the legal system, an employment lawyer can look over your case thoroughly and see how strong your argument really is as well as find ways to make it even stronger so you can get the right amount of compensation. An employment lawyer can also let you know if your case is even worth pursuing before you go on to spend a ton of money and potentially lose it all.

Compliance with the Law

Employment lawyers can also make sure that the employers remain compliant with the law throughout the case. For instance, they can make sure the employer abides federal and state anti-discrimination laws such as drafting policies and telling employers and management that they can’t discriminate against others based on race, color, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, or disability. Employment lawyers can also ensure they are following certain guidelines for your industry.

Claim Filing

To continue legal action in a private case, you will typically have to file a claim will typically  with either an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a government agency. This is another way an employment lawyer can help, as they can step in and correctly file the claim for you.

Look Over A Contract

Employment lawyers can also help you before a potential case happens. For example, if you were just hired for a job, it’s not a bad idea to have an employment lawyer look over it and spot any details in the fine print that you might want to reconsider.

Negotiate a Settlement

One of the many benefits of having an employment lawyer on your side is that they can help you negotiate a deal that serves your best interests. Negotiation is a trait many lawyers possess, and their understanding of the law can make sure that you get a fair settlement.

Represent You in Court

If a case were to go to a trial, an employment lawyer can represent you in court. This is a much better option than the alternative because a lawyer usually has more knowledge of the legal system and more experience in a courtroom.

Potential Cases

Wage and Hour Lawsuits

If you run into a situation as an employee where you aren’t getting the proper compensation for working off the clock, then you could file a lawsuit. For instance, you might be working overtime off the clock and not getting the pay you deserve. A wage claim attorney can help you get the pay you deserve in a wage and hour lawsuit.

Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

In addition to wage and hour lawsuits, a lawyer can also help an employee if they are facing discrimination at the workplace. There are various types of discrimination (i.e. based on race, sex, sexuality, age, and so much more) that can lead to a lawsuit. There are signs that an employee can look out for too that can pinpoint this potential problem that may have gotten you terminated, kept you from getting a job, or unfair promotions.

Employment Class Actions

Another case an attorney from Rossman Law Group can assist you with is an employment class action. This type of case arises when multiple employees are affected by an employer by bringing different lawsuits to them, such as employment discrimination or getting paid an unfair wage. A case like this involves multiple plaintiffs, but it allows for employees to split litigation costs.

Workers’ Compensation Claims

There are also instances when an employee could become injured or ill due to work, to which an employee could then file for a worker’s compensation claim. An employment lawyer can also help along the way with the claim or appeal process. On the flip side, an employer can also help the employer and fight the worker’s compensation claims.

Third-Party Lawsuits

A third-party lawsuit occurs when an employee undergoes a work-related injury that involves another party and not just the employer. Similar to a lawsuit against an employer, a lawyer can help with the process in a major way by preparing a defense, speaking with the other party’s legal representative, and representing you in court.

Union Issues

Unions are an excellent way for employees to ensure they are protected and treated fairly in the workplace. Employment lawyers can assist a group of employees who are looking to form a union by informing them of the law and the certain rights they have along the way.

Now that you have a better understanding of what an employment lawyer does, you might have realized that you might have a case worth pursuing and need some help. Rossman Law Group, LLC can give you the help you need with a team of employment lawyers that can ensure you get the representation you deserve. It can be difficult to navigate the law on your own, but with the help of an employment lawyer, you can instantly increase your chances.

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