Q: On an appeals call with the department of labor regarding my unemployment eligibility I was discriminated against. Help

I was forced to take the call off of speaker phone because the examiner didn't like the sound of rustling paperwork. Despite my having requested in writing prior to the hearing that any accomodations be made to assist my hearing impaired conditions. She hung up on me and I haven't heard from them since. I was unfairly terminated from my job of 8 years and I can prove it. I feel like I have a legitimate claim for discrimination on 2 separate fronts. Will an attorney fight for me on this without being paid up front?

1 Lawyer Answer
N'kia (NLN)
N'kia (NLN)
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Cary, NC

A: The attorneys answering questions here don't receive information about the people submitting them, because the Q&A forum isn't really intended to be a referral platform. If you're seeking an attorney to take your case, and not just to answer your questions, you will likely have better luck if you search the directory and start reaching out to attorneys individually.

Keep in mind that most types of discrimination cases have shorter filing windows than typical civil cases. An attorney will probably require you to start with a consultation, regardless of how the attorney eventually agrees to be paid. If you wait until too close to a deadline, many attorneys will decline to handle that particular claim and might not even be willing to consult with you about it.

You should start contacting attorneys so you can get on their calendars soon. A knowledgeable attorney can help evaluate multiple different options, prioritize, and get the ball rolling on the urgent claims before you miss any important deadlines.

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