When you agree to work for an employer, you agree to do so under the assumption that you will not be discriminated against or harassed and that you will be paid for the hours you've worked. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. If you've experienced an injustice at your workplace, it's important to know how to start a claim against your employer, and when it's time to work with an experienced employment law attorney.
Follow these steps to begin your claim:
- Talk to your employer: In many instances, the very first step is to talk to your employer about the incident. Be calm, discreet and not overly emotional. Most companies want to stay within the law and avoid legal issues. Present the facts in a way that expresses you know your rights.
- Document the problem: When you've experienced a workplace violation on behalf of a coworker or employer, it's important to collect as much documentation about the incident or problem as possible. This could include emails, correspondence, witness testimonials, handbooks or anything else that can support your side of the story. However, do be careful and only collect documents you have legitimate access to.
- Consider legal action: If your employer doesn't seem to be taking your complaint seriously, or if you were fired because of your complaint—it's time to take legal action. Before speaking with an experienced employment law attorney, decide what your motives are, what evidence you have and your financial standing.
If you do decide to move forward with your employment law claim, be aware that this particular area of law requires that you meet specific legal deadlines. Fortunately, the attorneys at Leventhal Sar LLC can help you formulate your plan in a timely manner.
Our experienced team of employment law litigators will fight tirelessly for the justice you deserve, and to make sure what happened to you doesn't happen to anyone else.
If you are in the Aurora area and would like to learn more about how our employment law attorneys can help you with your case, give our office a call at 720.667.3030 to schedule your initial consultation.