EMPLOYMENT LAWIt 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.
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.
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.”
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 fails 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.