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.

The emotional challenges of dealing with workplace harassment

On Behalf of | Jun 12, 2022 | Employment Law |

While finding ways to cultivate a healthy workplace environment may be a goal that is shared by both employers and employees alike, things might not always work out as planned. Workplace harassment continues to affect the lives of many individuals and it might not always be easy to grasp the possible emotional trials one might experience after being subjected to such unlawful behavior. Spreading awareness of these challenges could help stem the tide of harassment, or at least provide individuals in Hawaii who encounter such issues with the strength to step forward. 

Workplace harassment can come in various forms and fashions and such behavior could take a dire toll on a person’s well-being. Some of the possible emotional trials of dealing with harassment may include: 

  • Loss of focus:  Studies indicate that those who deal with harassment at work may struggle to focus on tasks, which could have a significant impact on their job performance. 
  • High stress levels:  Dealing with harassment can be exceedingly stressful and prolonged bouts with stress could carry a multitude of potential health complications. 
  • Lack of sleep:  Such treatment could also disrupt one’s sleep patterns and lead to restless nights and lack of energy during the day. 
  • Mental health:  Studies suggest that constant bouts with stress and lack of sleep stemming from similar issues may cause a person to be more susceptible to developing mental health concerns.  

Those who encounter harassment may also struggle with lack of confidence and self-esteem and may be more prone to developing eating disorders. 

Workplace harassment can affect various aspects of one’s life and those who encounter such behavior might not always know how to step out from the shadows and protect their interests. Fortunately, this isn’t something one must face alone, as there are attorneys who can help provide a person in Hawaii with guidance on the next steps to take. An attorney can work with a client in preparing to safeguard his or her interests and rights and if necessary, assist in pursuing any compensation entitled through the appropriate outlets.