A lot of people ask me about why I charge a Consultation Fee of $300. Employment Law is different from other areas of the law. For example, with a traffic accident case, a lawsuit can be filed shortly after the accident. So a number of attorneys provide free consultations to individuals because a decision on filing a lawsuit can be made shortly after.

For people with Employment Law issues, the situation is a lot more complicated. Employment law requires employees and former employees to follow a “process” or protocol in order to address their issues. The purpose of meeting with me is to find out where you are in that required process and what options you may have.

The consultation fee is to make sure that only people who are serious about pursuing a path that may result in a lawsuit meet with me. The fee is also based on my years of training and experience to help guide you to the next steps. You are getting the benefit of my real world experience in employment law and other areas of the law. That is why a Consultation Fee is required.

Getting the right help for employment disputes

On Behalf of | Jun 18, 2021 | Employment Law |

Workers are often at a significant disadvantage in the workplace. When it comes to work-related issues, employers tend to hold most of the power over any given situation. If you are dealing with your own issues in the workplace, you have likely experienced feeling alone and powerless. If you are ready to protect your rights as a worker in Hawaii, you need the right advocate on your side who understands the unique nature of employment disputes.

You are not alone

Although employment disputes can feel isolating, these types of incidents are far from uncommon. Workers all across Hawaii have unfortunately had to deal discrimination based on things like their race, religion and gender. Other disputes that tend to pop up in the workplace include:

  • Denial of benefits
  • Employee misclassification
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wage and hour violations

These types of employment disputes can have a long lasting impact on your future. For example, missing out on a promotion or a raise because of discrimination can set you back on your career path. Your finances can also take a hit when dealing with virtually any type of dispute in the workplace, which can inhibit your ability to meet your own needs.

You do not have to suffer a violation of your rights in silence. Although it can feel overwhelming to stand up to your employer, you might feel emboldened when you have a knowledgeable advocate who is ready to uphold your rights. You can learn more about employment disputes and what you can do to seek compensation for your damages by visiting our Hawaii employment law website.