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Do I need a lawyer with me in the mediation meeting?

I filed a charge of racial and sexual discrimination against my former employer for wrongful termination.

Asked on June 12, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You are not required to have a lawyer but an employment attorney would clearly be beneficial. The lawyer will, far better than you, know what evidence is and is not relevant; know how to present that evidence for maximum effect; be able to address any defenses the employer tries to present; and will know how to best negotiate a good settlement for you, assuming a settlement is possible.


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