Workplace Issues: When To Consult An Attorney — 14 Things To Consider

Stephanie Dennis
8 min readNov 28, 2023
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When do you consult an attorney? This isn’t the most enjoyable topic ever but there are situations where people and/or companies need to be held accountable.

Let’s start by sharing this: I am not a litigious person. I’m not the first one to say go get a lawyer. Nothing wrong with attorneys it’s just not who I am. What I am saying is there are definitely times when you probably should consult an attorney.

The hard truth is sometimes companies do some hella shady shit. Sometimes it’s something very illegal, sometimes they cross lines, potentially breaking the law, unethical practices, etc.

Let’s talk about some things you can ask yourself to determine if you’re at the point where it makes sense to chat with a lawyer.

#1 — Were any laws broken?

Pretty straightforward on this one.

Now, the kicker, you may not always know if there were any laws broken. It’s definitely something you can research. For the most part, you can find all of that information online.

Whether it’s legal resources or just general websites, Google is a great place to start and a great resource. So ask yourself, were there any laws broken? Or if you’re not sure, just Google it.



Stephanie Dennis

Real Talk Enthusiast & Experience Optimizer