When Should You Call an Employment Attorney?

Philadelphia Employment Lawyer, Michelle Patrick, Esq.

Are you having a problem at work? Should you call an attorney now or should you just wait and hope that things will get better?

Many times employees choose the latter and call an attorney after it is too late. We often get calls after someone has been terminated and already signed a severance or separation agreement, in which case it’s too late and there is nothing we can do for you. The exception to that situation is for employees over the age of 40 who must be given a seven day revocation period in any employment related agreement. Therefore, if you are over the age of 40 and call within that seven day revocation period, it is possible we can still help you. If you call without signing the agreement (which almost always contains a standard release in which you agree to give up your rights) or when you first start to experience problems at work, we may be able to help you. As employment attorneys, we are trained to recognize illegal workplace discrimination from workplace unfairness and to advise you as to the best way to deal with discrimination as it is happening. Most employees are happier after talking their situation over with an attorney and learning their legal rights and obligations, regardless of whether they have a claim or not.

If you want to know if you might have a claim or how you should handle an employment situation, please contact The Ezold Law Firm at 610-660-5585 or fill out our online form.

By: Michelle Patrick, Esq.