Questions to Ask an Employment Lawyer

When looking to hire an employment lawyer, it can be challenging to know which one is the right one for you. Fortunately, many lawyers offer a free initial consultation. During your consultation with a lawyer, try to  make use of every available minute. Use that initial meeting with a lawyer to ask them questions that will help you determine whether they are the right lawyer for you. Below are some questions you should ask a prospective New Jersey employment lawyer during your initial consultation.

What Percentage of Your Practice is Employment Law?

It is best that you hire an attorney who focuses their practice on employment law. If an attorney exclusively practices employment law, chances are they are current with changes in the law and case decisions. 

What Experience Do You Have?

Apart from finding out what percentage of an attorney’s practice is focused on employment, you need to determine an attorney’s experience level before deciding whether to hire them. It is best to hire an employment lawyer with specific knowledge of federal laws and state laws governing employment.

Also, it is best to hire a lawyer who has handled cases similar to yours before. Such an attorney is likely to understand your challenges and how to present your case. For instance, suppose you were wrongfully fired after your employer discovered you were pregnant. In such a case, you will want to hire an attorney with experience handling pregnancy discrimination cases.

What Kind of Outcomes are the Most Likely Scenarios for My Case?

A qualified employment lawyer should be able to assess the specifics of your case and advise you on the possible outcomes. However, the right lawyer will not tell you with absolute certainty what will happen. They can only give you an idea of the different types of results you might get. For example, if you were wrongfully terminated after your boss discovered you were pregnant, an lawyer might tell you that you may be reinstated to your job and can receive payment for the damages you suffered.

What are Your Lines of Communication?

A professional, experienced, and client-centered employment lawyer or law firm should be able to explain to you clearly the lines of communication. You should be able to know who the primary contact for your case will be and about the different lines of communication. The process becomes smoother when you understand how a lawyer or law firm communicates with clients.

What Is Your Success Rate?

Indeed, past results do not reflect the outcome of your case. However, hiring an employment lawyer with a successful track record could mean an increase in your chances of seeing a successful outcome. A successful track record can indicate that the lawyer will do everything they can to fight for your rights and the justice you deserve.

How Do You Charge Clients?

It is vital that you understand how an employment lawyer charges their clients before hiring them, so you know if you can afford to work with the lawyer.

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If you’re looking for an experienced and dedicated employment lawyer to help you with your case, contact The Trabosh Law Firm at (856) 874-8840 for a free consultation.