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 age discrimination

On Behalf of | Aug 22, 2022 | Employment Law |

It might not come as a surprise that dealing with unfair treatment at work based on factors such as age can be a daunting experience. However, age discrimination continues to impact the lives of many and individuals in Hawaii who encounter such unjust treatment may suffer in various ways. Studies indicate that those who are searching for new employment while above a certain age might find it helpful to seek insight on ways to reduce the risks of encountering the trials of age discrimination. 

Seeking new employment can be intimidating under any scenario and there may be various steps to take to help protect against unlawful behavior during such endeavors, some of which may include: 

  • Company research:  Prior to seeking employment, one could benefit from researching the goals and mission statements of prospective employers for insight on company values to determine which ones might be a proper fit. 
  • Employment ads:  Experts indicate that looking through company job postings may also be helpful, as listings that only include pictures of younger workers might be a red flag. 
  • HR department:  Speaking with the HR department of potential employers could also help provide much-needed insight on the measures each company takes to provide a healthy atmosphere. 
  • Employee tools:  It may also be helpful to seek insight into the types of tools employers provide to help potential employees navigate their systems and find opportunities for employment. 

Unfortunately, it might not always be possible to avoid unjust treatment in the workplace, and those who encounter discrimination may be left in search of answers on all their legal rights and available options. 

The presence of age discrimination can take a dire toll on all parties involved, employers and employees alike. When similar issues arise, those who wish to protect against such unjust activity could consider speaking with an attorney for advice on their options and the best course of action to take. An attorney in Hawaii can help a client carefully evaluate all the available options and assist in creating a plan with which to safeguard his or her interests through the appropriate outlets.