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.

Factors that might influence the outcome of discrimination claims

On Behalf of | Apr 30, 2022 | Employment Law |

While being passed over for a promotion or losing one’s job can be a harrowing experience, sometimes those who encounter such issues may feel that the actions taken against them were unlawful in nature. Individuals in Hawaii who feel that discrimination played a role in the situation may wish to protect their interests, they might not always know the steps to take to prepare for what comes next. Studies indicate that there may be several vital factors to address when facing similar concerns, some of which could have a significant influence on the outcome of a discrimination claim. 

Vital documents 

According to experts, one factor to address could involve carefully reviewing one’s job performances evaluations. These could hold a wealth of information that could either explain why the company took action or may conflict with the outcome thereof. Some other types of evidence to address during such a process could involve requesting to reviews company emails and messages for insight into the decision or to uncover evidence of wrongful behavior. 

It may also be helpful to carefully review one’s employee contract for contingencies such as arbitration agreements, and some employees might not even be aware of the presence of such terms. Another factor to address could involve performing research to identify any previous claims filed against the company under similar circumstances. Evidence of such behavior in the past could help support one’s claims of unlawful treatment, but even with the presence of such issues, the process can still be complex. 

Choosing a path 

While being subjected to discrimination at work can be a stressful and harrowing experience, preparing to protect against such treatment might not always be an easy task. With various topics to address and factors to consider, those who face similar concerns might benefit from consulting with legal counsel prior to choosing a path. An attorney in Hawaii can work toward protecting a client’s legal rights while preparing a strategy to safeguard his or her future interests through the appropriate outlets.