As an employer and an employee, you are obligated by law to seek legal advice regarding employment related issues. It doesn’t matter who may be at fault, both parties have the right to employment lawyers. When it comes to finding a reliable lawyer, that can be a difficult task because there are a lot of lawyers you will come across and some of them may not be very good at their jobs. Here are some tips you should keep in mind when choosing a Toronto employment lawyer.

Doing a survey on the internet

You can find lawyers through a variety of ways such as by the name of the company, doing a survey of the lawyers near you and also by the field of law, in this case employment law. With the help of the internet, you can find a bunch of relevant law firms which will give you an idea as to how capable and reliable they are. You should also check the reviews and ratings of these law firms, as people who have actually used these services will have given their feedback which could be of some importance to you. With some research you will be able to narrow down some law firms and then choose one out of those.

Asking for suggestions

There are a lot of people you can go to for referrals such as your family and friends, and even people from your work place. There will be a high chance that some of them may have some good suggestions. You can even become aware of the lawyers that you definitely shouldn’t go to if these people have had negative experiences with them. Moreover, if you have acquired the services of some other lawyers in the past, you can always go to them and they will definitely have some great recommendations since they are working in the same field too.

Look at their portfolios

Once you have narrowed down some lawyers using the first two tips, now you should meet with each of the lawyers and have them show you their portfolios. By doing so, you will get insight into what type of cases they have worked on in the past, and whether or not those cases are similar to yours. If the cases do turn out to be similar, that means you will have better odds of winning your case with that lawyer since they will know what to do this time around. Moreover, make sure you choose the lawyers who specifically represent the party you belong to i.e. employer or employee.

Choosing someone you feel comfortable with

Since you will be working with the lawyers over a considerable period of time, it is important that you choose someone who you are comfortable with. You should be able to ask them and tell them anything without hesitation if you want your case to be strong.