I have an excellent lawyer however, I want addition information regarding mediation. I have already attended an EEOC mediation with the same company however, I was forced to file a new charge based on company breaching the agreement. The company was asked to mediate before I filed the complaint however, they declined. The company's motion to dismiss did not occur therefore they have agreed to mediate now. I have educated myself on all the information regarding outcomes of federal employment discrimination lawsuits nevertheless, it will take an substantial amount of money for me not to go forward with the lawsuit. Nevertheless, I am realistic and can go to the mediation devoid of any emotion . The company employed a new lawyer which I believe he only wants to size me up.
This question is best directed to your current attorney.
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I agree; if you have an excellent lawyer, since he or she is getting paid to represent you, you need to contact him or her and have a long sit down to discuss all this.
Since you indicate that you have hired an attorney, you should direct your questions to him or her. Not only would it be ethically suspect to second guess your attorney, he or she will have far more information about the situation than anyone on a simple question and answer forum would have.
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