Generally, if you suspect that something is amiss at work, you should call an employment law attorney at your earliest opportunity. Engaging a qualified attorney as quickly as possible will increase your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome because it will enable your attorney to begin building a file of important information and evidence needed to effectively represent you.
The following is a list of situations in which you are strongly encouraged to speak with an attorney immediately:
— You were terminated and you have concerns that your termination or layoff was illegal;
— You are being treated unfairly at work and you feel that your termination is imminent;
— You are considering quitting your job because of your employer’s unlawful conduct;
— You do not want to or cannot negotiate with your employer regarding severance pay;
— You are being pressured to sign a complicated “release of claims” that you do not understand;
— Many other employees want to bring the same type of claim against the same employer;
— You are dissatisfied with a governmental agency’s investigation of your complaint;
— You have strong evidence that your termination was illegal;
— You are being retaliated against for complaining of workplace safety, discrimination, or harassment.