Do you need to hire a lawyer to help you win a gender discrimination case against your employer? Here is what you can expect your representative to do for you.
Offer Some Workplace Guidance
One important thing your lawyer can do for you is offer some expert guidance about how to get along at work while your gender discrimination lawsuit gets hashed out. Just because you accuse your employer of gender discrimination doesn't mean that they can fire you, so if you decide that you want to continue working for the same company while working out your grievances, your lawyer can help make your working experience a little easier by recommending things such as:
Who to talk to and who to avoid talking to about your gender discrimination case.
How to document any instances that occur at work that are connected to your case in any way.
Who to report to if a problem arises while you are at work.
What to do if you're feeling threatened or uncomfortable in any way at work.
If you have any questions or concerns throughout the workweek, your gender discrimination lawyer should be there to address those issues immediately.
Identify and Interview Witnesses
To help prove your gender discrimination case, your lawyer will work to identify potential witnesses within your workplace and thoroughly interview anyone who has direct knowledge about the discrimination you've been experiencing. If someone has seen or heard something that relates to your case, your attorney will take the time to meet with them one-on-one and create an in-depth report about what they learn.
The information they gain will help your lawyer build a strong case that proves the pain and suffering you have experienced. And it will help them determine who they can call on to testify on your behalf if your case ends up in court.
Determine Whether You Need to Go to Court
Your gender discrimination lawyer will do all they can to settle your case and get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering before deciding whether to take your case to the courtroom. They will work tirelessly to negotiate with your employer's legal representatives to come to an agreement.
But if an agreement can't be made, your attorney will sit down with you and help you determine whether it's necessary to take your employer to court. And if you end up in court, your lawyer will be your mouthpiece and represent you every step of the way.
For more information, speak with a local gender discrimination law service.