Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas

Q: EEOC says I have a solid case with concrete evidence. Should I get a lawyer?

I received an email of me being terminated from my employer due to being pregnant. I filed a charge with EEOC.

1 Lawyer Answer
Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL

A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Whether you should get a lawyer depends on your goals with the EEOC Charge of Discrimination (settlement, mediation, litigation) and your damages from the experience. A lawyer will bring the expertise, advocacy and stress relief you may need during this difficult time, and can make recommendations about how to move forward with the case. If you do hire a lawyer, you should be prepared to pay the lawyer for their work. If you move forward without a lawyer, you will miss out on experienced guidance and support, and if the employer does settle the EEOC Charge with you, they may not take you as seriously advocating for yourself alone.

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