- Question from Music Lover: I would like to contact a lawyer regarding what I believe was a discriminating decision on my employer’s side. However, now that I don't have a job, how can I pay for this? I'm already having to cover my health insurance. Are there lawyers who work for low-cost?
- Answers - Barbara Hoffman There are some lawyer referral services that may help you find an attorney who will donate his/her time or work for low cost. Look through your local bar association, or through an organization called the National Employment Lawyers Association, the website for which is www.nela.org. It has information about contacting an attorney who specializes in employment discrimination. Additionally, there are some cancer advocacy organizations that can help you find a lawyer specializing in cancer-related discrimination. These include the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (www.canceradvocacy.org) and the Patient Advocate Foundation (www.patientadvocate.org).
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