If you’re an employer dealing with a workplace dispute, hiring a labor attorney may be your next step. A labor attorney provides a variety of services to employees and employers and can be beneficial in explaining employment law.  Below are some of the most common questions clients ask about labor law.

What does a labor attorney do?

A labor attorney can help explain rights to the employer or employee. This includes providing available options to the client, such as mediation, negotiation, litigation, and more.  An attorney can give you the pros and cons of the situation and the best way to proceed with the case.

Why should I hire a labor attorney?

  • You find yourself being asked to sign an agreement waiving the rights you are entitled to.
  • You are experiencing emotion distress at work. Note: Emotional distress must be either negligently or intentionally inflicted.
  • You have been harassed, discriminated, or retaliated against by your employer.
  • You have been terminated or fired from employment and you feel it was an illegal termination.

Why would a business owner need a labor or employment lawyer?

Owners and employers should retain a labor or employment lawyer to help them develop employment policies prior to hiring any employees. This allows the owner and lawyer to work together to draft employment contracts and advise on the policies and practices they need.

Are you looking for a labor attorney? Contact one of the experienced attorneys at East Tennessee Employment Law in Knoxville today. We can help you start collecting paperwork and information on your claim. Even if you still work for the employer, you have a limited amount of time to file claims. Also, you may be required to take other steps before filing a lawsuit or other legal claim. Contact us today to get started!