Honest Answers From San Jose Employment Attorneys
1. Do I have a case?
The honest answer is, we don’t know yet. But we will analyze your specific case and give you a no-nonsense answer once we have the exact details of your specific employment law situation because just like people, every case is different.
2. How much do you charge for a consultation?
Your employment law consultation is absolutely free for sexual harassment, overtime, workers’ compensation and class-action cases.
3. How much will you charge me to litigate my case?
Not one penny unless we recover compensation for you. Our attorneys’ fees can be paid either hourly or on a contingency basis (somewhat like a commission). Our contingency fees range from 15 percent to 40 percent depending on the type of case you have.
4. Should I sign the termination paperwork my employer gave for me to sign?
Unless you completely understand the legal ramifications of what you are signing, it is a bad idea to sign anything before you have consulted an experienced employment law attorney, like the employment law attorneys at the the Navarette Law Firm who have over 20 years of experience in employment law.
5. How long will my case take?
Some cases resolve in a matter of a few months, but some cases take between six months and one year to resolve. This excludes class actions.
6. If I already have an attorney but am dissatisfied, can I seek the services of a different attorney?
Yes. And typically you will not owe your former attorney a fee; your new attorney will likely have to split the total fee with the former attorney. Also, you do not have to tell your former attorney that he or she is fired. Your new attorney can send a letter to your former attorney notifying him or her that you have a new attorney. Moreover, your new attorney should be able to obtain your complete file for you so you don’t have to be confronted by your former attorney. (Please note this is not a solicitation for you to fire your current attorney.)