Employment lawyer’s activity has its own characteristics. Among them – competent juridical helping in conflict situations managers or workers of some organizations are involved in. This kind of lawyers can work with physical and juridical persons as well. Employment attorney works on a professional basis. To be a lawyer whose work is connected with employment the specialist must have official status. The main mission of these lawyers’ work is defending of rights, freedoms and interests of his clients and providing them with the access to the justice. Only the presence of these characteristics makes the activity of the specialist to be considered the work of employment attorney.
To realize the activity of employment lawyer one must be a special kind of person. For getting the profession of this kind of attorney the ordinary studying is not enough. The activity of all kinds of lawyers is connected with people lives and destinies. When we talk about work of employment attorneys we mean close connection with their clients’ career and whole professional life.
The mission of the these lawyers is to defend rights of different organizations’ personnel. When the problem touches career sphere these attorneys are right in time to solve it. Most of the democratic countries’ employment attorneys are guided by the rule that every person must be protected of all kinds of discriminations on his or her working places. Rights of employees include unalienable freedom to express their own opinions and to be provided with optimal working conditions. As a rule, starting a case employment lawyer gets information about manager’s and colleagues’ attitude to his client and observes ethical rules of the organization he or she works in. Employment attorney searches for some facts of discrimination (all kinds of discrimination can be regarded – ethnical, sexual, religious). If the specialist finds such facts he tries to prove it in the court.
There are plenty of well-known cases where the employment lawyer helped a client in situation that seemed to be absolutely hopeless. As a rule, those are cases about defending of employees that were discharged because of discrimination connected with some kind of disorder or illness. The loudest cases all over the world are connected with workers that were fired because they had positive AIDS reaction. Most of them were rehabilitated by employment attorneys.