Why You Want To Work With An Employment Law Attorney
Lawyers who do not focus on employment law often are so enticed by the promise of a large settlement or verdict they take on cases they do not have the experience or knowledge to handle properly. Some attorneys who ordinarily defend companies may take on an employment matter because the issues such as in overtime cases appear to be relatively straightforward. This often occurs in the noncompete area.
Oftentimes, this is a recipe for disaster. Even the most experienced lawyers who do not specialize in labor and employment law may miss issues, or create unreasonable expectations from the client based on their “gut feeling” of a case.
Your Lawyer Needs Experience With Your Type Of Case
As an example, Mr. Costales has handled cases in which lawyers who seek to enforce a noncompete agreement charge into court while failing to advise a client that the former employee has a viable counterclaim, based in employment law, which obliterates the claim.
Another example is a situation in which an attorney handling a sexual harassment case may not realize there are circumstances in which a Faragher defense to a sexual harassment claim may not be applicable.
These types of mistakes can lead to unrealistic expectations on the part of the client. In addition, employment law claims are geared toward trial and the time to prepare for trial starts at the initial consultation. It is therefore imperative that any litigant in this area of law retains an attorney who is well-versed in how to best present a case to a jury.
Mr. Costales has extensive experience litigating all types of employment law claims. He knows how to best present a case to a jury or judge.
Learn More About How We Can Help
For more information about our employment law services, please contact us online or call our firm at 786-446-7288. With offices in Miami and Boca Raton, Mr. Costales handles mediation throughout South Florida.