Documentation is so important and any kind of documentation can help us. If you take notes, if you keep copies of emails or memos that you receive that are related to the discriminatory practices, the denial of benefits or compensation, or denials of promotions or raises. Keeping those documents from as early on as you can is going to be critical, is going to be very helpful to us.
When to contact a lawyer? You don’t have to wait until you’re facing termination or something like that. We often advise clients behind the scenes during difficult decisions or discussions that they’re having. And so earlier is better and keep as many documents as you can.
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 >