Q: I was terminated from a position and overlooked for a position due to racial discrimination. Should I get a lawyer?
A: ABSOLUTELY GET A LAWYER. Employment law and the laws related to discrimination in the workplace are very complex and confusing. There are many traps for the unwary. First consult your family attorney, or a lawyer you know, about this matter. Lots of times they can refer you to a good lawyer in the area even if they don't do employment law. You can call the Alabama State Bar for a referral. I don't do employment law in my practice. But if you don't already have a family attorney you could contact me and I'll try to refer you to another attorney who would be equipped to deal with this kind of case. If you click on my name it will take you to my contact page. There you can find information on how to contact me, either by phone or by email. I don't charge for the first 30 minutes of an initial consultation.
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