Most of the people will spend a third of their lives asleep. Similarly, as incredible as it may sound, another third will be spent at work. Annoyingly, yet true for most of us, one third of our adult life will be spent engaged in furthering the goals of our own personal goals. Particularly if a person is a long term employee, when his work situation becomes unpleasant for reasons of harassment, discrimination, retaliation or issues over pay. People may find themselves unusually upset, confused and feeling weirdly off balance.
There is less loyalty on both sides of the employment equation, employment stints are getting shorter, more discrimination Employment lawsuitis being filed, yet 99% of them are not going to trial. Those cases that do wind up in a court room typically obtain small verdicts. People do not require the lawyer to be their therapist, yet they probably want someone who is easy to talk too easy to reach by phone, email or text and who reports back to you regularly about what is going on with the case. It probably is not reasonable to expect the lawyer to communicate with you every day, yet once every two weeks is probably reasonable in a long term representation, unless there is a lot of activity going on, in which case they may hear from him or her or assistant, a couple of times in a week.
A reliable investigator can dramatically increase the value of an employment case. A competent, licensed investigator will use computer database searches and personal interviews to obtain information about the people involved in the debates. Ask the potential new lawyer if she or he uses an investigator and when that person will be brought into the case. By the time the complaint is filed, the victim don’t want there to be any surprises.