If you are dealing with employment discrimination, working with a legal professional specializing in employee rights is key to getting justice. An employment discrimination attorney serves as your powerful advocate against employers who violate employment law.
But how do you go about finding an employment discrimination attorney?
For many workers, this could be the first time you have ever needed a lawyer. With these types of cases, there are certain qualities to look for when searching for a Florida employment discrimination attorney.
What to Look for When Choosing the Best Employment Discrimination Attorney for Your Case
1. A Thoughtful & Understanding Manner
When you are working with a workplace discrimination lawyer, their demeanor matters. Dealing with discrimination in the workplace is difficult enough, and you should not have to deal with the added stressors of a curt lawyer who does not care about what you are going through.
When you consult with a legal professional and expert on employee rights, listen to how they talk and pay attention to how they treat you. You will be communicating with them a lot. Working with someone who is thoughtful and understanding makes the process of filing a claim better and less stressful.
2. Strong Leadership Battling Powerful Employers
There is an important difference between how good lawyers work with their clients as opposed to how they fight for their client’s rights against powerful employers. Strong leadership, including the ability to communicate very assertively with employers and their lawyers, is a top quality of employment discrimination attorneys.
This duality serves the client well in two ways: (1) the thoughtful and understanding side makes it easy and comfortable to work with the lawyer, and (2) the ability to be aggressive in communications and negotiations to hold employers accountable for their unlawful behavior.
3. Strategic Location to Best Represent Your Case
The particulars of your case are part of the decision-making process when you are looking for an employment discrimination attorney. Someone in the same area is more suited to handle your case because they will know the state and any local laws that would apply to your situation. They would also know the exact processes within the county, state, and any federal needs for efficiency purposes.
Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., has excellent Florida employment discrimination attorneys working across locations throughout the state. Our main office is located in Tampa, however, we have appointments available in Orlando, Sarasota, Miami, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, and West Palm Beach, among other cities. During the restrictions in place for COVID-19 we are fully operational and will work with you to confer via telephone and video technologies to protect you and our staff.
4. Knowledge & Ability in Working with Employment Discrimination Cases
There are a lot of lawyers out there. Employment discrimination cases require an attorney who has the knowledge and ability to work within this particular area. It takes expertise and experience with employee rights and discrimination in the workplace to represent a client effectively.
Strategy is a central component of getting the best outcome possible. Having this quality is extremely important when you are looking for a lawyer to represent you in this area of the law. Depending on the situation, a great employee rights lawyer with this kind of knowledge and experience may be able to get you reinstated in your job if you were fired, acquire back pay for you from your employer, and acquire additional compensation/damages due to employment discrimination, and much more.
5. Have a Proven Record of Success
Just like when it comes to your health, your legal rights should be handled by a law firm that has a proven record of success. You would not want to put your life in the hands of a general surgeon when you need delicate and complex heart surgery. By the same token, you would not want to put your employment law claims in the hands of a law firm that has not successfully helped employees take on their employers after having been discriminated against in the workplace.
Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. – A Top Quality Employee Rights Law Firm
At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., we know how to fight for the rights of workers across the state. We do it every day. We understand the complexities of employment discrimination cases and have held employers across industries accountable for their terrible, unlawful actions. Our attorneys are top quality and are dedicated legal advocates of our clients. With a strong passion for employee rights, we work diligently and aggressively for our clients who have suffered through employment discrimination, while being thoughtful and understanding of your needs.
It is critical not to delay contacting an attorney. There are statutes of limitations on filing discrimination cases, and you can easily run out of time if you do not take action.
At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., we provide the resources, experience, and wisdom needed to navigate your legal dispute, obtain workplace justice, and put this chapter of your life behind you.
Please Note: At the time this article was written, the information contained within it was current based on the prevailing law at the time. Laws and precedents are subject to change, so this information may not be up to date. Always speak with a law firm regarding any legal situation to get the most current information available.