18 Oct What to Avoid in Employment Consultations
When heading into an employment consultation, it can feel like emotional overload. You have been propelled into a situation that you may never have anticipated, and you may be searching for a lot of answers. An employment lawyer will help alleviate this stress because not only will they answer your questions, but they will also know what actionable steps to take for your situation. All you need to do is be yourself and fully disclose the matter at hand so that the lawyer can implement the best plan for you. This article will address exactly what behaviours clients can do without when entering an employment meeting so that the meeting remains as productive as possible.
5 Behaviours to Avoid
- Do not leave out relevant documents or information. When asked to supply relevant documents, this does not mean all the information possible. However, there is a possibility that you may not provide enough information. If there are documents that you believe could be legally relevant but aren’t sure, ask your lawyer whether it may be applicable to the case. It is likely that the employment lawyer will tell you what documents to provide, but you know your situation best. If there are a few details that you believe could be important, it is probably best to include it.
- Refrain from leaving out any details when explaining your case to the lawyer. Your lawyer needs to know the circumstances of the situation, whether they mitigate or aggravate your case. Do not weed out any facts you believe to be irrelevant, because every detail is important. Knowing the whole story will help your lawyer find solutions that are best suited to your legal matter.
- Try to avoid disagreeing with your lawyer’s advice, and instead, try to understand their point of view further. It is likely that your lawyer has dealt with many situations like yours. Try your best to trust the lawyer you have hired. If opinions continue to differ, you may receive further opinions from other lawyers, however, know that this can take time.
- Avoid being indecisive. If you and your lawyer have agreed on a plan of action, refrain from changing your mind once plans have been put in place. For example, decide whether you wish to settle or whether you are comfortable going to trial right away. These have completely different processes, and it is important to determine your goals right from the start. It will help you and your lawyer come up with a collective purpose that works for both of you.
- Don’t be reluctant to ask for clarifications. Your lawyer is there to help you better understand your matter. If you don’t understand something, don’t hesitate to ask questions. Part of any lawyer’s job is to make sure their client knows and understands the legal steps that are being taken.
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