There is no constitutional right to a free attorney in employment discrimination cases. Unless a so-called pro se litigant can show the court that his claim clearly has merit, he’ll have to serve as his own lawyer.
Recent case: Carlos worked for Madelaine Chocolate. The company temporarily shut down, terminating its employees. About a month later, Madelaine started up production again, and Carlos returned shortly after several others were rehired.
He sued, alleging that he and other employees of Dominican nationality were the last rehired, resulting in the loss of a week’s worth of wages. He asked the court to assign a free lawyer to help him present his case.
The court refused and tossed out the lawsuit, concluding that Carlos didn’t have a case. A short delay in rehiring isn’t grounds for a federal lawsuit. (Pena v. Madelaine Chocolate, No. 10-CV-4067, SD NY, 2012)
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/31809/court-no-free-lawyer-unless-case-has-real-merit "