1. The law is complex: Employment Laws provide protection for both employees and employers. So you can rest assured your employer has legal representation and considers it a standard cost of doing business. Employees without access to sound legal advice find themselves at a considerable disadvantage when up against opposing counsel, and employers will take every opportunity to benefit from this inequity. They have already been preparing a defense to make sure any claims against them will fail.
A word of caution: When a person is under stress they tend to make decisions based on their emotions. With the explosion of social media and online resources, it’s tempting to panic and get caught up in being part of the “Google It” school of legal education. Unfortunately, with laws changing so rapidly, online information is often outdated and incomplete. Likewise, social media, which serves a critical role within the context of communication, is an extremely poor substitute for qualified counsel when an employee’s livelihood hangs in the balance. That is why an experienced employment law attorney makes the best advocate because they can provide objective and knowledgeable advice. They also have an ethical obligation to stay up to date and keep up with the latest in their area of practice. This enables them to offer their clients the most innovative legal strategies available.