How Do I Choose an Employment Lawyer?

There are countless lawyers advertising their employment law services, and most advertising uses the same language. How are you supposed to cut through the noise and pick the best employment lawyer for you? Below are a list of the 4 most important things you should consider when making the important decision about who to hire as your employment lawyer.

Fees

Cost of legal services is the first and most significant factor that prospective clients typically consider when choosing an employment law firm. If you’re like many people in need of an employment lawyer, your finances may be tight, and you financial future may look uncertain. Employment lawyers’ rates can vary vastly and unpredictably, as can the way in which employment lawyers charge for their services (i.e., on a contingency, hourly, or fixed-fee basis).

If you have been fired without cause or severance pay, or are being harassed in the workplace, affording a lawyer will be an added layer of stress. The employment lawyers at Share Lawyers understand the financial pressure you are under. That’s why Share Lawyers offers legal advice and representation on a contingency fee basis, and covers all disbursements and litigation expenses. This includes a free consultation, a free review of your situation and severance package, and no fees unless you win your case.

Employment Expertise

Many lawyers practice some employment law, but not as many practice employment law exclusively. There is a big difference between the two. There is a common misconception among lawyers who “dabble” in employment law that the area is simple and straightforward, but that is not true. Employment law can be a surprisingly complex and technical area of law, and the difference between a winning case and a losing one can be one very fine point of legal interpretation.

Share Lawyers will review your case for free with one of our employment law experts who have years of experience practicing employment law exclusively. Experience matters.

Reviews from Former Clients

Have a look at reviews from former clients to see whether clients’ real experiences match up with the marketing materials. Share Lawyers prides itself on its client service and satisfaction. Our hundreds of reviews from satisfied clients backs up our reputation for excellence and client service.

Helpful Consultation

The best way to choose your employment lawyer is by having a consultation, which will allow you one-on-one time to get acquainted with and ask questions of your potential employment lawyer before signing a retainer. During a consultation, a good employment lawyer will:

  • Listen actively and ask pointed questions, not ignore what you have to say;

  • Speak meaningfully about the merits and value of your potential claim(s), not simply try to “sell” you;

  • Point out the significant legal issues in your matter, not simply gloss over the law;

  • Express empathy and understanding, even about matters that aren’t “legally relevant”;

  • Explain your options, not simply tell you what to do.

At Share Lawyers, we offer free consultations to help our clients make the best decision for themselves. Call and schedule a free consultation with Share Lawyers today.

If you are dealing with an employment issue such as wrongful dismissal, unfair severance, or workplace harassment in Ottawa,contact the employment lawyers at Share Lawyers. Our 35+ years of experience in long term disability (LTD) law and team of experienced employment lawyers can help you win your case against your employer. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless you win your case. Join us on Facebook and become a Top Fan for a chance to win each month.


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