If someone has filed a claim of discrimination before the California Civil Rights Division (CRD), or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or if they have a mediation agreement in their employment or housing contract, they may have an opportunity to negotiate a settlement of their claim at an early stage through the process of mediation.
Do you need an attorney to represent you at the mediation?
Here are some considerations:
1. Do you expect the other side to have an attorney present?
2. Is the value of your claim more than $10,000?
3. Do you feel you need help understanding the settlement value of your claim and negotiating?
If the answer is Yes to these questions, you’re better off having an attorney represent you at the mediation.
Most attorneys will not represent someone at a mediation unless they are paid an hourly fee up front, or unless they expect to file a lawsuit if the case does not settle. Finding a attorney, who will work on a contingency fee on short notice is not easy.
Good news. For 25% of the settlement, my firm can provide representation at the mediation. If there is no settlement, there is no fee.
What does that representation include?
- Client interview to learn the facts.
- Preparation of a mediation (legal) brief for the mediator
- Representation at the mediation.
- Review of the settlement agreement if the case settles.
Our attorneys are highly skilled at negotiating discrimination claims for employment, housing, and disability.
Contact us for a free case evaluation.
- SE HABLA ESPANOL