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.

Workplace discrimination could take a toll on everyone

On Behalf of | Oct 4, 2022 | Employment Law |

It might come as no surprise that a healthy work environment could carry a multitude of benefits ranging anywhere from improving productivity to promoting compliance and equality. However, there are certain types of issues that may only act to create an unhealthy atmosphere within a workplace. Knowing the hazards of workplace discrimination could prove vital to helping prepare to protect against such behavior, as the presence of similar issues could take a toll on employers and employees in Hawaii alike.

The impact

Studies indicate that the presence of discrimination within a workplace could carry a variety of risks. For instance, such unjust behavior may only act to cultivate an unhealthy environment that could expose everyone to high levels of stress and conflict. Similar issues could also cause employees to experience a lack of motivation to engage in job tasks, which may in turn diminish overall workplace productivity.

According to studies, discrimination within a workplace may also lead to issues with inclusion and cause workers to feel they are undervalued or experience a lack of respect. Such issues may also act to create a negative environment that may lead to concerns about a possible lack of workplace equality. Taking steps to protect against the trials of discrimination may not only be essential to proving employees with a fair and healthy atmosphere, but it could also be essential to improving workplace productivity and compliance.

Addressing discrimination

While there might be a variety of ways to help protect against workplace discrimination, sometimes it might not always be possible to prevent it entirely. Individuals who have concerns about similar issues or who encounter unlawful behavior might benefit from retaining the services of an employment law attorney for advice in preparing to address the situation. An attorney can help a client create effective strategies to help mitigate the risk of discrimination and assist in preparing to protect his or her rights and interests should such unlawful behavior occur.