An Employment Attorney is one who is very knowledgeable in concerns connected with Employment and the Labor Law. He or she represents victims of sexual harassment cases, discrimination, wage issues, malpractices in the work place and similar. An Employment Attorney may also be involved in drafting policies that could ensure that companies do not encounter law suits from employees. At the same time, these professionals help employees in protecting their rights in the workplace.
An Employment Attorney should provide services for employees and employers who are involved in cases such as sexual harassment and discrimination, racial discrimination, age discrimination and disability harassment and discrimination. Problems with salary, benefits, hour issues and similar concerns when not settled between the concerned parties are usually sorted out by Employment Attorneys.
As earlier mentioned, companies may also hire them to create just policies that could protect employees without exploiting the interest of the company. He or she may be tasked to develop company policies on employment and labor issues and regulatory concerns. It is also crucial that the Employment Attorney carries out researching tasks to analyze complex employment cases. Appearance in court hearings and settlement cases is also a duty of an Employment Attorney.
Interested applicants for this position should have a Law degree from an accredited Law school or educational institution. Passing the bar exam for lawyers is also a must. Because law varies from one state to the other, it is crucial that the applicant has a license to practice in the State where he or she plans to work in.
The current, 2009, average wage for an Employment Attorney in the United States is around $160,000 per year, including bonuses and benefits.