When you need an employment litigation lawyer in Washington, D.C., Eric Siegel Law will be able to provide you exactly what you want. This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) will help get you started.
What kind of issues does employment litigation usually deal with?
In general, “discrimination,” “retaliation,” and “litigation” are the most common issues when it comes to employment litigation.
I’ve not heard much about these, how come?
It’s true that many workers have no idea if they’re being treated illegally on the job or not. If you suspect you might be in this position, consulting with an employment litigation lawyer might be just what you need.
How much does a consultation cost?
Eric Siegel Law regularly provides confidential, no-cost consultations to people concerning employment litigation. Such a consult will help you determine what, if anything you need to do about your situation. They will want to understand your unique circumstances including the details of any discrimination or retaliation you may have suffered and if you’re already involved in some sort of litigation. They also will answer your questions. You will come away from the confidential consultation knowing much more about your situation and your options.
Can you help me understand discrimination, retaliation and litigation?
Yes. First, it’s important to understand that while something may not be fair at work, that doesn’t mean it’s illegal. If, for example, someone gets promoted because they get along well with the boss even though you are better qualified, it’s probably not illegal. On the other hand, if you know or suspect you didn’t get the promotion because your boss doesn’t approve of your race, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin or other protected category, that’s discrimination. If this happens to you it makes sense for you to talk with an attorney.
Retaliation can be defined as an employer retaliates or strikes back against you because you took action concerning a protected category.
Litigation refers to you taking your employer to court, or to you being taken to court by your employer.
You can probably see why we suggest if you’re involved in any of these issues you probably want to at least consult with an attorney that has deep experience in employment litigation.
What’s a protected category?
Employment law is governed by local, state, and federal laws. A protected category is one that’s listed as discriminatory. Gender, sex, age and others are examples of protected categories. Proving that you’ve been illegally discriminated against can be tricky. That’s where a no-cost consultation can help you determine even if you have a case or not.
What is a hostile work environment?
A hostile work environment is the technical term for a workplace that discriminates against an employee, or a group of employees in a way that violates a protected category or retaliates against an employee or group of employees taking action in protest of a protected category. For example, race is among the protected categories in Federal law.
What can I expect if I take advantage of your no-cost consultation?
First you can expect to be listened to. We’ll need the details of how you believe you were discriminated or retaliated against. Next you can expect that we will give you our best evaluation of your situation. We will explain your options and we’ll work to make sure you understand exactly what we’re telling you.
You can contact us for your free, no cost consultation with Eric Siegel Law, skilled practitioners of employment litigation lawyers Washington, D.C.