It’s a painful situation. It’s hard, and that realization is difficult for clients to come to, but when that happens, document everything that you can. Make notes of everything that’s happened. Keep a journal. Have it fresh in your mind when you talk to a lawyer about it. When there are records associated with that, make sure you either identify those records or can take them into your possession. It’s really important early in that process to find a lawyer that can help you navigate through either raising those complaints to the employer and making sure that appropriate action happens, corrective measures, or if the employer doesn’t do that, make sure you find an advocate that can help you hold the employer accountable through whatever step of the process is required. That’s what we do here at Schaefer Halleen.
About Larry Schaefer
Lawrence P. Schaefer has earned the respect of judges and other lawyers for his thorough and aggressive client advocacy in negotiation and litigation. He focuses exclusively on representing people who have been subject to employment discrimination at work. Larry serves as the firm’s President and head of litigation. Learn more >
About Toni Halleen
Toni has practiced employment law since graduating from law school in 1988. The field appeals to her because in our society, our jobs can be core to our identity and well-being. Even in her early years in the 70s and 80s, Toni remembers being drawn to ideals of justice, fairness, and social equality in attending anti-discrimination marches, participating in school activism, and admiring the political satire of the Smothers Brothers (and others). Learn more >