Why there is a Consultation Fee:

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.

Reducing the risks of workplace discrimination

On Behalf of | Mar 17, 2022 | Employment Law |

The presence of unlawful behavior in the work environment could wreak havoc on all parties involved and many individuals may share a common goal of staving off similar concerns. Unfortunately, issues such as workplace discrimination continue to be prevalent in many workplace settings. Employers and employees in Hawaii who wish to reduce the risks of workplace discrimination may find that there could be various steps to take to help achieve such a goal, but things might not always go as planned.

Workplace discrimination can take on various forms and the fallout of such unlawful behavior could have a lingering impact on everyone involved. Some ways to help mitigate the risks of discrimination might include:

  • Know the types: Understanding the various types of discrimination could play a vital role in finding ways to stave off such behavior and protect the interests of everyone involved.
  • Proper training: Companies may find it helpful to provide frequent training on workplace discrimination prevention and employees could benefit from taking advantage of these opportunities.
  • Access to resources: It could also be helpful to provide employees with access to resources and outlets through which to report unjust behavior, as this could help create a positive workplace atmosphere.
  • Company procedures: Creating thorough company policies on how to address reports of discrimination may also be integral to protecting the interests of employers and employees alike.

While similar steps may help reduce the chances of discrimination, preventing all forms of unlawful treatment in the workplace could prove a nearly impossible feat.

When issues pertaining the workplace discrimination arise, all parties involved may be left in search of advice on the best course of action with which to proceed. Those who face similar issues could consider retaining the services of an attorney as soon as possible for insight in evaluating the situation thoroughly and choosing the best path forward. An attorney in Hawaii can work toward protecting a client’s legal rights and assist in preparing a strategy with which to seek an acceptable resolution through the proper outlets.