What makes a termination “wrongful” is when there is an illegal motivation behind it. An illegal motivation may be related to an employee’s race, gender, disability, religion, or because an employee exercised her rights to benefits such as workers’ compensation.
It is important that you understand your rights, and we can help explain these rights and ensure that your employer is held accountable for its actions.
It happens far too often – an employee makes a complaint, believing that he is doing “the right thing” by bringing the issue to management’s attention, but instead of being rewarded; the employee is marked and begins experiencing retaliation.
If you are experiencing unfair retaliation, we can help make it stop.
You have the right to be employed in a workplace free of unlawful discrimination. Your employer cannot use any of your “protected traits” as a factor when making important employment decisions like hiring, firing, compensation, or layoffs.
If you are a victim of workplace discrimination we can help you fight back and protect your rights.
Too often, employees are required to sign away their right to compete, through restrictive contracts and policies that limit their ability to earn a living. The first time you realize the extent of your non-compete might be after you leave, when you receive a “cease and desist” letter from your old employer.
We can help with an enforceability evaluation, negotiation, and representation in litigation if it becomes necessary.
Contract Review & Negotiations
Unfortunately, many people sign contracts without a full understanding of their terms. You’re always better off negotiating an agreement on the front end, rather than waiting for something to go wrong.
We can help with contract review, enforceability evaluations, and bringing a breach of contract lawsuit if necessary.
Pregnancy & Nursing
Welcoming a new child should be a joyous event, and you should be able to focus on your new arrival’s many needs without worrying about your job.
State and federal law requires an employer to treat women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions in the same manner as other applicants or employees, and provides special protections for new mothers.
Sexual harassment ranges from derogatory comments to unwanted sexual advances. If you’ve been subjected to sexual harassment at work, you don’t have to be a victim.
We can intervene on your behalf and help to bring about a positive resolution and make the harassment stop. We represent employees in courts, arbitrations, and in front of the EEOC.
Severance & Separation
When your employment ends you may be asked to sign lengthy severance documents full of legal jargon. It is of the upmost importance that you understand your legal rights before you sign.
We offer both severance review and severance negotiation services. We will explain the process and answer your questions and then negotiate on your behalf to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
Family & Medical Leave
The Family & Medical Leave Act protects your right to be away from work when you’re sick, injured, or needed to care for a sick family member.
Unfortunately, few employers fully understand or properly implement this complicated law. When they don’t, we’re here to correct the problem.