Employment Lawyers are lawyers that deal with labour law. They represent clients and mediate relationships amongst workers, employers, trade unions, and governments. There are two main types of labour law, collective and individual. While collective labourlaws relates to the relationship between employees, employers, and unions, individual labour law has to do with the rights of an employee as it relates to their contract. Usually, it is a good idea to contact an employment lawyer when you have been placed in a disadvantageous situation by your employer. If your employer’s actions are unlawful, then it is a good idea to contact an employment lawyer as soon as possible. While there are a number of situations where seeking the help of an employment lawyer can prove useful, some of the more common ones include being discriminated against by your employer, being harassed by your employer, being illegally fired or terminated, the employer is withholding some or all of your benefits that you are entitled to according to your contract, or when your employer violates any of the federal laws in place that protect the rights of the employee. In these situations it is a good idea to seek the counsel of a qualified employment lawyer.