Key Things an Employment Attorney Can Do for You
In the event that your employer were to short you on pay, refuse to give you your benefits, or makes you the subject of harassment, a Houston employment attorney can represent you and be your advocate during an often messy litigation process. Even though you may be tempted to represent yourself, partnering with an attorney at Garcia-Martin and Martin can help you win your case by helping you with several things. Some of these include:
Reviewing your employment contract: Whether you are starting a new job or renegotiating your current contract, a seasoned employment attorney can review your employment contract with you. This can help you identify provisions you don’t understand and your attorney can advise you as to whether their terms are fair or not.
Helping you file an EEOC discrimination complaint: When you have been discriminated against at work you can file an EEOC workplace discrimination complaint. This complaint must be filed within 180 days of the incident and filled out properly, or you could lose your right to sue your employer. Your employment attorney can ensure that the form is complete, turned in on time, and provide any other guidance that you may need.
Representing you in court: If you case goes before a jury, or even goes to mediation, partnering with an experienced and savvy employment attorney can ensure that you are prepared for these situations and have an advocate by your side each step of the way.
Negotiating with your employer: If you are trying to reach a settlement with your employer, it may be best to let your attorney do the talking for you, especially if you still hold any animosity or resentment towards the company.
If you have recently been fired or are concerned about your working conditions, reach out to the professionals at Garcia-Martin and Martin. One of our employment attorneys would be happy to provide you with a free consultation and determine if you have a viable case.