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By Louise Herman

As an employee, you expect to be treated fairly by your employer. Although many employers do a great job and comply with the law, some take advantage of their employees. When this happens, many employees find themselves unsure of what to do. If your rights as an employee have been violated, you should contact an experienced employment law attorney. In this article, we discuss the role of employment lawyers in protecting employee rights.

What is an Employment Lawyer? 

Employment lawyers, also commonly called workplace lawyers or workplace discrimination lawyers, are legal professionals who provide legal services to employees. The primary focus of employment lawyers is providing legal representation to employees regarding workplace matters.

The Role of Employment Lawyers

Employment lawyers serve many functions for employees. Below is an overview of some of the primary roles played by employment lawyers. 

Employee Representation

One of the main roles of employment lawyers is representing employees in legal matters. Whether you are dealing with harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, or any other work-related issue, an employment lawyer can provide you with effective representation and guide you through the legal process.

Legal Advice 

In addition to providing you with legal representation, an employment lawyer can advise you on your situation and provide guidance on your rights under the applicable laws. Although the course of action you take is ultimately your decision, an experienced employment lawyer can give you all the information you need to make an informed choice. Specifically, an employment lawyer will assess the merits of your case, explain your rights to you, and help you understand your legal options.


If you are a victim of any type of workplace mistreatment, an employment lawyer can conduct a full investigation into your matter. As part of this investigation, your lawyer may interview witnesses, analyze the facts of your case, and review relevant documentation.  


Often, employment disputes can be resolved through negotiation. An experienced employment lawyer can represent you during negotiations with your employer, ensuring that your rights are protected while advocating for a fair resolution of your case. 


Finally, if your case doesn’t settle, an experienced employment lawyer can litigate your case in court. As part of this process, your attorney will gather evidence, prepare your case, make arguments, and advocate for your rights. Given the complexities of the legal system, it’s imperative to have an experienced lawyer on your side during any type of employment-related legal matter. 

Contact Our Experienced Rhode Island Employment Law Attorney

If you have been mistreated by your employer, it’s important to have an experienced employment law attorney on your side. When you contact the Herman Law Group for help with your case, we will guide you through the legal process, taking the steps necessary to successfully resolve your situation. Our attorneys are highly experienced in employment law matters, and we are passionate about achieving great results for our clients. Please contact us to schedule an initial consultation with one of our talented lawyers.

Herman Law Group is based in Providence but offers its services nationwide. We help clients throughout Rhode Island, including Bristol County, Kent County, Washington County, Providence County, Warwick, & Cranston. Additionally, the firm extends expertise in Attleboro, Boston, and across the rest of Massachusetts.

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.