I've been considering opening an business which provides support to employees who have employment issues. Employees are often not prepared to have effective conversations with HR and leaders in organizations, and I'd like to provide them with support on how to do this, and essentially refer them to attorney's if they are unable to resolve and may have a legal case. While HR attempts to provide this type of advice and remain neutral, I feel HR in organizations on some level have to hold back given the risks in that environment.
I realize some employees could afford this service, and others could not. There are so many consultants in place to support organizations, but not necessarily employees. I feel employees should have alternatives, at least to begin with outside of EEOC, attorney's and labor unions. What are your thoughts on this business idea? Do you think this business could be successful both in it's purpose and financially? Do you think attorney would be willing to pay a fee for a referral on a case which may have merit?
I envision the consultant providing feedback, also reviewing drafts of complaints prior to the employee submitting them to HR, etc.
Thanks for your feedback.