The Lacy Employment Law Firm provides detailed employment counseling sessions. In many situations, we have found that people just want an answer.
Due to our limited scope agreements, we have the ability to guide you in the right direction. This is especially true with many employees who are still employed and face legal issues at work. Many employment law firms refuse to speak with anyone who is still employed. We, however, are not among those firms.
If you’re still employed, do not wait until you are fired to determine your rights and in what ways you might protect yourself. If you are terminated, let us help you figure out next steps and your options going forward.
A good lawyer and obtaining legal counsel is worth every penny you might spend. In many cases, we hear from a lot of people who would be in a much better situation if only they had the ability to speak with a lawyer sooner.
Yes, if we agree that you have a case to pursue we will reimburse you for the consultation fee. We often find in our counseling sessions that your case is a good candidate for litigation. Book a session and find out your options.
Paying for a counseling session buys you time with an attorney and our attorney’s undivided attention to your employment issues. We specialize only in employment law. And during our session, we will evaluate whether you might have an employment case against your employer.
But there is so much more. You may need advice on unemployment, the EEOC, a severance agreement, a missed job promotion, whether you should quit your job, whether you should report discrimination/harassment, etc. The list goes on and on.
Law firms that only give “free” consutlations are usually only looking to determine, as quickly as possible, whether you have an employment case that will make them money. You will receive personalized attention and receive the advice that you need.
Sure. We also used to do only “free” consultations. Any other firms still do. But what we found is that we were actually doing a disservice in the process.
With a free consultation, the ethical rules dictate that a lawyer should get just enough facts needed to determine whether the attorney should take the case.
In other words, with free consultations, the attorney is only looking at whether your situation is a good case for the firm. That could mean whether the lawyer giving the consultation has enough time for you, whether your case is worth enough money for the firm to take on a contigency, or if there is enough proof to ultimately take your case to trial.
But there is so much more to employment situations. With more dedicated time, perhaps you do have a case and the lawyer who was giving the “free” consult did not have enough time to figure that out. This can easily happen.
Or maybe the advice you needed was to simply resign and find a new job. Or that you needed to report harassment to your supervisor. These steps have nothing to do with you having an “employment case” and may not be addressed in a free consultation.
You get what you pay for. And you’re paying for a qualified lawyer to work through your legal problem and provide you with sound advice and answers.
You get an attorney who will for the allotted time gived you their undivided attention. This means that the attorney is not just looking to determine whether you have a case or otherwise rush you off the phone.
We will likely explore a variety of issues such as: a wrongful termination claim, negotiating a job offer, severance issues, employment contract issues, filing a charge with the EEOC, unemployment, the PHRC, how to protect yourself at work, whether to disclose a disability. These are but a few of many examples.
Yes! We will do our very best. We find that a lot of people who call us just want their questions answered. Based on our experience and specializiation in employment law, we are well equipped to answer your questions.
If you’ve ever been to therapy, you know that you pay by the hour for someone to listen. In our counseling sessions, we are doing that and giving you employment, career, and life advice.
As lawyers, we are trained to problem solve. We spent seven years acquiring education to do this and then spent years talking to employees, negotiating against employers, and seeing hundreds of different employment situations.
Even if your case is not desitned for court, we can add immense value in our counseling sessions by partnering with you as an advisor. Why not pay to talk to someone who has seen someone in the same situation as you have been and has seen how it plays out? Chances are that you do not know someone who can do that for you.