Atlanta, GA asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Georgia

Q: Will an attorney represent me on a employer discrimination case for free up front?

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

A: It seems you're asking about a "contingency fee" arrangement, meaning what the attorney gets paid is "contingent" upon what you get paid. Contingency fees are very common in personal injury cases, but less common in other types of cases. However, you absolutely might be able to find an attorney to handle an employment discrimination case on a contingency basis.

You didn't specify whether you're the employer or the employee. But something to keep in mind about contingency fee cases is that they only make sense if you're the party who stands to get paid, rather than the party who will likely owe money to the other. So, it would be pretty hard to find an attorney to represent you on contingency if you're the employer.

Last, something to keep in mind about employment discrimination cases is that they usually have really short filing windows. So, you should start speaking with attorneys as soon as possible to make sure you have one in place in time to help you meet whichever deadlines apply to you.

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