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When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



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Scenarios Where You Might Want To Hire An Employment Or Labor Litigation Attorney

by Lillian Wheeler

No one ever plans on getting into trouble in the workplace. But sometimes, things go sideways or unexpected problems arise. If you are having a problem in the workplace and you are not satisfied with the outcome, it might be possible for you to fight the situation if you can prove you were not treated fairly. But with that said, most employers these days have an HR department that looks out for the company's best interests first and foremost, and most employers will likely have their own attorney as well. If you want to level the playing field, you will need the assistance of an employment lawyer or a law firm that offers labor litigation services. Here are just some of the different scenarios where a lawyer might be able to help you.

You've Been Discriminated Against or Harassed

Discrimination or harassment in the workplace is not permitted and yet, it still occurs from time to time. Were you discriminated against because of your race or gender? Have you been sexually or verbally harassed by a co-worker or superior and they just won't quit? These are all situations where a good attorney can quickly get you the justice you deserve. You might be able to not just get a financial payout, but change the culture of the workplace for other employees as well.

Your Employer Did Not Hold Up Their End of the Contract

Are you a freelancer or a contract employee who signed a deal to work certain hours or provide certain deliverables in exchange for a certain amount of money? Disputes between employers and contractors are not uncommon. Sometimes the employer might try to get you to sneak in extra work outside the scope of the contract and act like it's no big deal. Sometimes the problem is more severe and could include not getting paid at all. A labor litigation lawyer will look over your contract and fight to get you what you deserve.

You Were Retaliated Against After Whistleblowing

Did you notice someone acting in a bad way and report it to management? Whether it was just someone not following a policy or someone that was actually harassing their coworkers, a whistleblower has the expectation that the company will see they are doing the right thing by reporting the poor conduct. If you were retaliated against in some way including up to being fired after reporting workplace misconduct, an employment lawyer will have your back.

To learn more, reach out to a local labor litigation service.