3 Reasons You Shouldn't Sue Your Employer On Your Own

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3 Reasons You Shouldn't Sue Your Employer On Your Own

4 September 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you've been discriminated against at work or otherwise think that you might have a lawsuit, you could have started doing your research online in hopes of filing a lawsuit by yourself. You might not think that you need a lawyer for this, particularly if your case seems to be pretty cut and dried, but you really probably shouldn't sue your employer on your own. Hiring a lawyer is probably the better option.

1. You'll Have to Pay for Any Related Expenses Upfront

You may think that if you handle the lawsuit on your own, you won't have to really pay any fees or costs related to the lawsuit. This simply is not true. Filing fees and other costs often have to be paid. If you win, then the judge might order your employer to repay you for these costs. If you don't have the money upfront to pay for it, though, that's going to make it hard for you to file the lawsuit.

If you hire a lawyer who works on a contingency basis, though, you may not have to pay anything upfront. Of course, you'll want to talk to the lawyer and be clear about this beforehand, so you'll know what you will and will not be expected to pay and when you will be required to make your payments.

2. Your Employer Might Retaliate Against You

Your employer isn't supposed to retaliate against you for filing a lawsuit, but that doesn't mean that this won't happen. If it does happen and you have legal representation, then your lawyer can help fight for your rights. If you don't have a lawyer, though, you might have a hard time defending yourself.

3. You're More Likely to Lose Your Case

Some employment lawsuits might seem very simple, and it might seem practically impossible for you to lose. These cases can get more complicated than you might realize, though, and your employer might hire experienced lawyers to fight for them. Having a good lawyer of your own is going to increase your chances of winning the lawsuit.

You shouldn't let your employer get away with breaking employment laws. Filing a lawsuit in these situations is often a good idea. Filing a lawsuit on your own, on the other hand, probably isn't the best idea, unless you have been to law school and have some legal experience of your own. Hiring an employment attorney is usually the better idea. For more information, contact a law office like Law Offices of Terry K. Davis.

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teenage mistakes that could ruin adult careers

My son has had the goal of becoming an attorney since he was about 14 years old. Unfortunately, he made a very poor decision with a group of friends when he was 16 that put his future plans in jeopardy. When my son told me what had happened and we received the citation, I knew that we had to hire an attorney to help him through this. I could not see how a small incident such as this should hurt his chances for success when he is an adult. Thankfully, things worked out for us, but it was a long journey which you can follow on our blog.