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If you believe your employer has violated your employee rights, you might have grounds to file an employment law claim to recover compensation for your losses. A common concern many employees have when they are thinking about filing a claim against their employer is how much it will cost to hire a lawyer. Hiring an employment attorney can be expensive. Even if you have plenty of evidence to support your claim for discrimination, retaliation, harassment, or another wrongful action, you might be worried about the expenses involved with pursuing your case. Additionally, many employees are worried about pursuing claims and how it could affect their jobs.

At the Los Angeles law firm of Steven M. Sweat, APC, we represent employees in employment claims against their employers and do not charge fees upfront. Instead, we only recover our fees if and when we successfully recover compensation for our clients. This means that we can help you pursue your case without you worrying about paying money out-of-pocket while your case is pending. Here are some of the advantages of working with an experienced employment attorney at the law firm of Steven M. Sweat, APC.

How Can Our Attorneys Help You?

When an employee wins their case against their employer, they will either be paid a settlement or a verdict award. Most cases are settled outside of court. If that occurs in your case, you will receive the agreed-upon settlement amount minus your lawyer's fees. If you instead take your case to trial and win, the jury will award a verdict in your favor. This verdict is for the various damages the jury believes you suffered. How much your attorney will receive out of your settlement or verdict depends on the mutually agreed-upon contingency fee that you and your attorney determined when they accepted your case.

How much money you receive in your case is important. You must receive enough money through a settlement or verdict to fairly compensate you for all of your losses. This means you must receive enough to make you whole. When you meet with us, we will analyze your case and determine whether your potential settlement would be enough to compensate you and pay for our services. We evaluate all potential factors that could affect your claim's value. If we accept your case, we will investigate your case and gather evidence to help strengthen your claim. This helps us to recover favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients.

If your lawyer can negotiate a settlement for you, the legal fees you will ultimately pay will be lower than if you take your case to trial. While a settlement might be lower than what you could potentially recover at trial, accepting a settlement also helps you avoid the risk of potentially losing at trial.

What Is the Benefit of Hiring an Employment Lawyer on a Contingent Fee Basis?

A major benefit of hiring an employment lawyer on a contingent fee basis is that you won't have to pay anything upfront for their services. If your claim is unsuccessful, you still won't owe any money for your lawyer's work. Because of this, employment lawyers who accept cases on a contingency fee typically are careful with which claims they accept. While no lawyer can guarantee the outcome of a case, your attorney at our firm will be honest and work hard to secure the most favorable resolution possible to your claim.

Our attorneys have fought for the rights of our clients for more than two decades and strongly believe that workers deserve to be fully compensated when their employers have engaged in wrongful conduct against them. Worrying about expensive attorney's fees is a reason why many people fail to pursue employment cases. Our contingent fee agreements mean you can feel certain that you will not have to pay our fees if we do not recover compensation for you. We have extensive legal knowledge and experience, and we are dedicated to pursuing justice for our clients.

What Is a Free Consultation?

When you meet with an attorney at the law firm of Steven M. Sweat, APC, we offer a free initial consultation. This allows you to learn more about the help we can provide and determine whether you want to pursue your case with us. Your free initial consultation also allows us to evaluate your case and provide you with a fair assessment of its strengths and weaknesses. This initial meeting is offered at no cost to you, and you will not have to hire us just because we meet. This means you won't have anything to lose and can benefit from the opportunity to learn about the laws that might affect your potential claim.

What Types of Employment Claims Do You Handle?

Our employment lawyers handle a variety of employment cases, including the following:

  • Workplace discrimination based on an employee's protected characteristics
  • Workplace harassment based on protected characteristics that creates a hostile workplace environment
  • Quid pro quo harassment claims
  • Wrongful termination and retaliation claims
  • Failure to pay the state's minimum wage for all hours worked
  • Failure to provide the required rest or meal breaks
  • Failing to pay overtime compensation
  • Misclassifying workers to avoid minimum wage and overtime compensation
  • Whistleblower lawsuits

When you retain an employment attorney at our law firm, you can benefit from our extensive experience and reputation in the legal community. If you want to achieve justice, hold your employer accountable for their wrongful actions, and recover compensation, you should work with an employment lawyer who can anticipate the tactics the defense lawyers might raise and effectively counter them.

Why Work With Our Los Angeles Attorneys?

If your employer has violated your rights as an employee, the knowledgeable attorneys at the law firm of Steven M. Sweat, APC can evaluate your case and explain your legal rights. We can talk to you about the next steps and fight for you to protect your interests. Our attorneys dedicate themselves to holding employers accountable and achieving justice for our clients. We provide free consultations to help people understand their rights and work on a contingent fee, which means you won't have to pay anything until and unless we recover compensation for you. Our attorneys always strive to provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation and treat each client with the respect they deserve. Because of the way we approach our cases, we have built a strong track record of success and a solid reputation with our peers in the legal community and the defense bar. This helps us secure better outcomes for our clients than they otherwise might be able to receive.

What Does an Employment Lawyer Do?

An employment lawyer is an attorney who represents employees or employers in employment disputes. AN employment lawyer who represents employees and works to ensure workers are treated fairly and equitably by their employers. When an employer breaks the law and treats an employee unfairly, an employment lawyer uses their knowledge of the law to pursue a claim for damages. By helping with employment disputes, employment lawyers can help to hold employers accountable when they violate the law and ensure their clients' rights are protected.

They do a variety of things for employees, including the following:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Investigating the case
  • Helping with administrative claims filed with the state or the EEOC
  • Filing lawsuits in state or federal court
  • Negotiating with defense lawyers, employers, and insurance companies
  • Advocating for their client's best interests
  • Working to secure the maximum compensation amount possible

If you are considering talking to an employment attorney, you likely are dealing with a dispute with your employer and possible mistreatment at work. To learn about your rights, it is a good idea to consult an experienced lawyer at the law firm of Steven M. Sweat, APC. You can meet with an attorney for a free consultation and learn whether you have grounds to pursue a claim. To learn more, call us today to schedule your free case evaluation at 866-96-5240.

Client Reviews
Steve was very attentive and very quickly grasped the essence of my situation. His work and advice was the best I could find and resulted in a very favorable settlement. Can think of no one else in his position that is as informed, knowledgeable, and personable as Steve. He has my highest recommendation. Rich
I would sincerely thank Steven and his team for their professionalism and assistance during our most devastating time. Steven made me feel important, not just as a client but also as a friend. He never failed to inform or update me. Moreover, he was very empathetic and encouraging during this difficult process. He really made a positive difference in our lives. Araceli
All the way through the course of our legal proceedings, we were offered a small amount for settlement. Unsatisfied, we rejected the offer and with the help, the encouragement and the guidance Steven brought to the table were instrumental for us to move forward with the litigation, which eventually led to achieving positive results and a recovery for a much greater amount than what was initially offered. He went above and beyond his call of duty! Desiree