19 May Contacting an Employment Lawyer: How can I best prepare for a consultation?
You need to consult an employment lawyer, but you are not sure how to reach out or how to best prepare for the meeting. That is completely reasonable! Reaching out to lawyers can seem overwhelming and outside of your regular routine. Below we have listed some ways that can help you get organized.
First, you may contact KCY at LAW by filling in an online consultation request or contact us by phone at 905-639-0999 to book your consultation. By calling this number or filling out a request, you have begun the process and now you can start preparing for the meeting.
As a client, you should have some understanding of what could be helpful for the lawyer to see as it pertains to your specific case. If you are unsure what information qualifies as relevant to your case, you can always ask the lawyer what documentation they believe is necessary. There are some things that you can do on your own to maximize your opportunity with the lawyer. We suggest that you think of bringing the following:
- A government issued ID so your identity may be confirmed.
- Any documents that may be applicable to your case. This could be documentation that has been provided to you by your employer, for example, a Confidentiality Agreement. You may also include things like Employment Agreement/Contract, Termination Letter (if applicable), Non-solicitation and/or Non-competition documents, current pay stub, Promotion Letters, disciplinary warnings, etc.
- Any performance reviews you have received. You may include any informal or formal performance reviews you have received, however, be aware that you should only be including material that is purely relevant and not extraneous.
- A brief summary of the incident with any details that are important for understanding the event. It is imperative that you disclose anything that could be relevant to the facts of the case so that the lawyer knows how they can best help you.
- Any relevant witnesses that could supply helpful information pertaining to your case. It is important that you include their position at the workplace and how they can be contacted by the employment lawyer.
- A specific timeline of your role or the encounters you have experienced at the workplace. It could also be as simple as tracking any payments or bonuses you have received from your employer. For a harassment case, this could include the specific dates in which the alleged harassment(s) took place.
As stated above, if you would like to book a consultation to receive advice on any employment matter, please contact KCY at LAW by filling in an online consultation request or contact us by phone at 905-639-0999 to book your consultation. We hope we can help!