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.

Finding ways to protect against workplace harassment

On Behalf of | Dec 5, 2022 | Employment Law |

While combating unlawful behavior in the workplace is a goal that many companies may constantly strive to achieve, preventing it altogether could prove a challenging task. Issues such as harassment remain a concern in many fields and the presence of such behavior can create an unhealthy work atmosphere that may take a toll on all parties involved, employers and employees in Hawaii alike. Finding ways to reduce the risks of workplace harassment could prove vital to protecting against such behavior and cultivating a healthier work environment.

There may be numerous steps companies can take to help protect against workplace harassment and help employees become engaged in similar pursuits, some of which may include:

  • Leadership roles: Studies indicate that it may be easier to combat unlawful behavior when those in leadership roles are committed to cultivating a positive work culture and lead by example.
  • Sufficient training: Providing adequate training on workplace rules and compliance topics may also help set a positive tone and help workers better engage in healthy behavior.
  • Identifying harassment: Training sessions may also help provide insight on ways to detect harassment and help raise awareness on issues such as unconscious bias.

Providing employees with outlets via which to report harassment and encouraging communication may also prove essential components to creating a positive work atmosphere.

Unfortunately, preventing all incidents of workplace harassment can prove challenging at times and the fallout of such issues can carry dire ramifications for everyone involved. Individuals in Hawaii who face similar concerns and remain uncertain of the next steps to take to protect their rights and interests may choose to speak with an experienced attorney for guidance on their options. An attorney can evaluate the circumstances a client is facing, help determine the best course of action with which to proceed and guide him or her through every step of the process.