There are many reasons why employees may need a lawyer. Employees who find that they need legal help should:
They should help with explicit problems, including discrimination, non-compete contracts and sexual harassment.
Following things are consider while choosing an employment solicitors
- Do the lawyers have cooperative information on their web sites that's applicable to your legal problem?
- Do the lawyers have the legal background and experience in your area of need?
- Do the lawyers normally represent employees or employers?
- Do the lawyers have any information, such as FAQs or legal articles, on the internet?
- Do the lawyers have a good reputation in the community?
- Are the lawyers in good standing with the state?
- Are the advertisements of the lawyers helpful and in good taste?
- Is there any good or bad publicity about the lawyers in the newspapers?
- Do the lawyers have any special skills that'll help meet your needs, such as the ability to speak multiple languages?
After you have narrowed down the list, you should contact the two or three lawyers and ask for a consultation.
A lawyer may be too busy to meet you right away. It may take a week to see you. However, if the wait is too long, the lawyer probably doesn't have the time your legal problem deserves and needs.
During the consultation, you have the ability to evaluate the lawyer and decide if you want to hire her. Examples of evaluation factors to consider include:
- Does the lawyer listen to you?
- Is the lawyer able to answer all your questions?
- Does the lawyer have the ability to explain things clearly and precisely?
- Does the lawyer seem confident in being able to solve your problem?
- Does the lawyer have friendly staff that act professional?
- Is the lawyer representing your employer or another party that may create a conflict of interest?
- Does the lawyer have references from other clients as to her legal skills?
- Does the lawyer's promotional information match what she says and what other sources say?