fighting without a lawyer and winning!!!!!!!!!!

I was discharged from my place of employment. After I filed a chage of dicrimination with the EEOC, the company finaly gave a reason for firing me. The reson was false and without merrit. I was given a letter of a "right to sue". I filed my claim in Federal Court and after many arguments and motions the Judge ruled in my favor. The Judges dissicion was for me to forfill a contract I signed when I filled out my application for employment, I will have to go through mediation and(if neccessary) arbitration. If the problem is not solved the Judge orders the case be re-open by motion of either party.
Is there any way I can have a lawyer fight for a maximum award, and he/she be paid by the company that I am fighting?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 26, 2003 09:57 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

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Reagan Weaver
hiring a lawyer

Yes. Congratulations! It will depend on how strong the win is that you achieved as to whether a lawyer will step in now to help you on a contingency basis. It is not very clear just what has happened, but it sounds like the court is telling you both to comply with a contract that existed. Now you have to mediate or arbitrate to finish the process. A lawyer will take the case for a fee that will be based on his or her evaluation of the risks of losing.

posted by Reagan Weaver  |  Mar 26, 2003 10:52 AM [EST]

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