4 Essential Steps to Take Before Filing an Employment Lawsuit

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According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a total of 916,623 discrimination cases were filed between 2009 and 2018. These numbers don’t include all of the other employment law cases employees experience in the workplace. If your employer has wronged you, and you are considering filing an employment lawsuit, there are some essential steps you need to take first. These steps will help ensure that your case is strong and that you have a good chance of winning.

#1: Document All Events

Before filing an employment law case it is vital that you document everything. If you have a conversation with the person who is committing the wrongdoing, you should write a follow-up email. If you file a complaint with the Human Resources department, you should put your complaint in writing. Having everything in writing will allow you to have a paper trail of evidence to support your case.

#2: Create a Timeline

Before filing a lawsuit, you should review your documents and create a timeline of the events in your employment situation. You should create a timeline as soon as you experience the first incident and then you should update it frequently if other issues arise. This will help you and your legal team get a clear picture of the situation.

#3: File All Evidence

If you have tangible evidence, such as printed or digital papers or pictures, you should file this as evidence. You also should avoid deleting emails, text messages, phone log history, or social media messages that can help you prove your case. Even if you don’t see that the message is relevant to your case, you should keep it and have an experienced attorney review your case.

#4: Seek Legal Guidance

If you want to file a lawsuit against your employer, you will need legal guidance. An experienced attorney can help you develop a strong case to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your employer’s wrongdoing. Your employer will likely have a strong legal team protecting them, so it is important that you have someone on your corner. Our team at Polaris Law Group has years of experience helping employees across California. We have the skills and experience needed to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

Contact our team today at (888) 796-4010 to schedule a consultation!

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