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By Louise Herman

Whether you’re suing an employer for wrongful termination or discrimination, pursuing justice can be overwhelming. However, taking the necessary steps to help prepare for this process can make it more manageable. If you’re meeting with a Providence County, Rhode Island employment attorney, understanding what information you must bring to your initial meeting is vital to helping the process go more smoothly. Keep reading to learn more about what you should bring when you meet with an employment attorney.

If I Am Going to Meet With an Employment Attorney, What Should I Bring?

If you’re preparing for a meeting with an attorney to hold an employer responsible for unlawful conduct, it’s vital to understand what you can do to help support your case. When you meet with your attorney, bringing the necessary documents can speed up the process.

You should any documents you receive from your employer while working for them. This includes employment offers, your contract, an employee handbook, and any other documents you may have signed. You should also bring documents about your performance, such as reviews, write-ups, recommendations, and any correspondence from management or coworkers about your ability to do your job.

Another beneficial thing to bring is the written job description of the position or positions you held within the company, as this can speak to the kind of work you were expected to do. These are very helpful during disability discrimination cases.

If possible, bring a list of witnesses and their contact information. For example, if your coworker witnessed your boss verbally harass you based on your race, your attorney is likely going to want to speak with them about the incident. You can also make a short note of what information you believe they could provide during the case.

Is There Anything Else I Can Do to Prepare?

While bringing all the necessary paperwork can help speed up the process, you can take additional measures to help the process. This includes writing down any questions you have regarding your case, such as whether or not you can expect compensation or if you have concerns regarding the specifics of your case.

You may also want to write down a comprehensive list of your experiences at work or compile the list if you took notes when incidents occurred. This includes instances of bias, discrimination, whether or not it was reported, and any evidence to support the claims against your employer.

When you’ve experienced discrimination at the hands of your employer, you don’t have to suffer in silence. At the Herman Law Group, our legal team understands how frustrating this can be. As such, we will do everything possible to help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we will fight for you to achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances.

About the Author
At Herman Law Group, our focus is on safeguarding the rights and careers of employees and businesses alike. With over 35 years of successful legal practice, Louise A. Herman brings an invaluable dual perspective from representing both employees and employers. This unique insight allows us to effectively achieve successful outcomes for our clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and nationwide.