Questions to Ask When Choosing a Workplace Lawyer 

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Workplace Lawyer 

Choosing an Ontario workplace lawyer might seem like a difficult undertaking. While there are many alternatives accessible today, only a handful have the skills to properly fight for your interests. Interviewing a legal firm is one of the most effective ways to determine whether or not you feel comfortable working with them. In this article, we will discuss some basic questions to ask lawyers during the first interview process. 

Questions you should ask an employment lawyer 

As an employer searching for assistance with recruiting and firing or as an employee seeking redress for abuse by your company, you need an efficient employment lawyer on your side. Here are some things to ask to assist you in distinguishing between good and bad employment lawyers in Ontario.

How long have you practiced employment law?

Everyone has to start somewhere, but for something as serious as employment law, you should choose an experienced lawyer with a track record of success.

How many people work in your company?

Lawyers without the necessary resources and staff to manage your case are likely to fail at some time. What you need is a staff member who can respond to your inquiries quickly, meticulously create your papers, and provide you with a service that meets all of your requirements – all while maintaining high quality.

How many cases similar to mine have you successfully litigated?

When it comes to choosing an employment lawyer, it makes no sense to try to protect anyone’s feelings. Inquire about their track record in comparable situations – or their “win/loss” record. The more cases a company has handled similar to yours, the better they will understand how to obtain the best possible outcome.

Do you only represent employees or only employers?

A law firm that has represented employees as well as employers will be better equipped to predict where the opposition’s case will go. As a result, they may keep one step ahead and increase your chances of receiving a favorable decision, whether you are an employee or an employer.

Do you have prior mediation, arbitration, or negotiating experience?

Not every grievance needs to be resolved in court. Many cases are best resolved through arbitration or mediation, Tribunals, Human Rights Applications, or Boards. However, if your employment lawyer has little expertise other than alternative dispute resolution (ADR), you may be preparing your case for a poor outcome from the start. Inquire with your potential employment lawyer about their expertise and opinions on various pathways for settlement. If they lack experience or are disdainful of the notion, you may be starting your case on the wrong foot. 

Clare Louise