I sued my employer in Santa Clara court for discrimination and retaliation. Employer sent arbitration agreement, and I have to go through that. I learnt that arbitration agreements favor employer and I most likely won’t get fair trial, discovery, witness etc. I learnt about someone’s sexual harassment case settled through arbitration, the person didn’t get fair trial. I would like an attorney who could help me in this scenario. Currently both parties are in the process of finalizing arbitrator. In parallel I want to start campaign to end arbitration agreements at employer and will also need to understand legal options.
Hopefully you have not already agreed to arbitrate this present dispute. If so it may be too late to go back.
You do need immediate legal help. However this Q&A board is not a place to solicit assistance. Instead you need to reach out to attorneys, explain your case, and find one interested in assisting you. I would suggest you look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law offer a free or low-charge consultation and then if the matter has merit and sufficient value, they work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.
Good luck to you.
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