It is important to understand your rights as an employee. Federal and state governments have enacted employment laws that protect you from discriminatory treatment, not getting paid overtime or other wages, unfair labor practices, unsafe work conditions, and more.
At Fah Law Group we are ready and committed to fight for your rights. Our attorneys provide legal representation to individuals who have experienced violations to their employment rights. We do not represent employers. For an employee, litigation with an employer can be life-changing, and we are there to not just aggressively pursue a valid claim, but also to make sure that the process itself is as humane as possible. If you are looking for representation that provides honest and realistic goals, please call us. Our firm provides trustworthy case assessments as we value clear communication and work hard to ensure that our clients understand the different elements of their case and how our law firm can assist them in achieving their desired goals. Our firm tackles employment law cases dealing with discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violation, and Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) violation.
The following is a short list of the cases that qualify under employment law. To see if your case qualifies please call us or complete the online case evaluation form.
Failure to Pay Overtime and Other Wages
An employee is at a disadvantage when an employer mistreats them, and the most common way employees are abused involves compensation. There are laws and ordinances (Federal and state) to protect you. If you are denied the required minimum wage, overtime pay and/or other wages we can help you recover the wages you are owed.
Sex, Race, National Origin, & Religious Discrimination
If your employer has fired, demoted or treated you unfairly in other ways, you may have a claim for employment discrimination. The main question to consider is: why were you treated unfairly? Were you discriminated because of your race, sex, age, disability, religion or other protected classification? Is yes, then please call us for a consultation about your legal rights and options for further action and resolution.
The law recognizes two general forms of sexual harassment: 1) “Hostile Environment” and 2) “Quid Pro Quo.”
1. “Hostile Environment” requires an employee to prove that they were repeatedly exposed to sexually offensive comments, emails, practical jokes, explicit photographs or other graphic displays, or other materials that a reasonable person would find to be sufficiently offensive, severe & pervasive. The plaintiff must also show that they were actually damaged by the sexually offensive conduct. The plaintiff must have also reported the offensive conduct to a manager or supervisor.
2. “Quid Pro Quo” involves being pressured by a person in authority over you (manager, supervisor, etc.) to have sexual interactions, do sexual favors, or tolerate unwanted touching, fondling or advances. The employee is led to believe that sex will be exchanged for better or favorable treatment at work, being hired, or to keep their job.
If you are concerned that the person you report for sexual harassment will retaliate for filing a sexual harassment complaint, or you would like to discuss your case and/or advice about the best way to present your case, call us and we will review your case.
Workplace Injuries are injuries or illnesses that occur in the work environment and as a direct result of your responsibilities/tasks of your specific job. Many states define “workplace injury” as one that “arises out of and in the course of employment.” Most workplace injuries occur because the work environment is unsafe, premises are dangerous, equipment may be defective, or the environment is contaminated with hazardous substances. Employers are required to maintain a safe workplace for their employees, unfortunately many fail to do so, and as a result employees are injured. If you have already suffered an injury, please call us for a consultation as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and other losses.
Wrongful termination, also referred to as “wrongful dismissal,” or “wrongful discharge,” involves the termination of an employee without just cause. Wrongful Termination laws seek to protect employees from being taken advantage by employers. However, the termination must involve some type of discrimination that violates the employees’ civil rights. Wrongful Termination laws primarily focus on employees who have been terminated improperly, had the terms of their employment contract violated, or for a discriminatory purpose.