Labor And Employment Law Claims
We can all agree that labor and employment laws exist for good reason. People should be able to work reasonable hours in a safe work environment and get paid a fair wage for their efforts. When those basic employment laws are violated, a worker has every right to seek legal and monetary compensation for the injustice they’ve endured.
There Are No ‘Simple’ Employment Law Cases
I know that employment law cases are rarely cut-and-dry. I’m Maxwell Livingston and from my work as a labor and employment law attorney, I can tell you that there are always two sides to the story.
For that very reason, I work to uncover the truth of what happened and find a reasonable solution for my client — regardless of whether they’re the employee filing the claim or the employer seeking to resolve the problem and create a better work environment moving forward.
Employment Law Claims
If you know or suspect that any of the following have occurred in your place of work, please don’t wait to contact me. The sooner you speak up, the sooner I can help you pursue the best course of action and, ultimately, change your work environment for the better:
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations. FMLA-covered employers have a duty to protect the jobs of workers who take approved, unpaid leaves for medical and family emergencies.
- Wage & Hour Violations. These cases are often brought before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division (ERD). I am experienced in representing clients before the ERD.
- Discrimination. Whether based on age, sex, gender, religion, or another identifying quality, acts of workplace discrimination are a red flag to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- Workplace Harassment. Whether sexual or non-sexual in nature, workplace harassment gives an employee an extremely valid reason to file a claim against their employer.
- Employer Retaliation. Retaliation occurs when an employer mistreats an employee who did nothing wrong according to state or federal law (for instance, when an employee blows the whistle).
- Hostile Work Environment. Hostile work environment claims can result from just about any combination of the above-mentioned workplace violations.
- Wrongful Termination. An employee is considered “wrongfully terminated” when they are released from a job for any reason that is unrelated to work performance.
Take A Stand Against Workplace Injustice
These are just a few of the most common employment law violations I handle in my practice. Even if your particular concern isn’t listed above, I invite you to call my office to discuss your situation and legal options.
Fostering a Better Work Environment
When an employee’s rights are legitimately violated, it is up to their employer (and their attorney) to take corrective action. This goes deeper than simply “paying off” the aggrieved employee. It also means learning from the experience and striving to build a better work environment for current and future employees.
Assistance With Employment Law Compliance And Training
In my mission to make Wisconsin an overall better place for business, I offer the following services in addition to representing victims of employment law violations:
- Defend employers against false employment law claims
- Draft and review contracts
- Draft and review employment documentation (bylaws, shareholder agreements, employee handbooks, NDAs, confidentiality agreements, non-competes, independent contractor agreements, agreements to hire, separation agreements, 990s, annual status documents, liability waivers, stipulations, and more)
- Negotiate and/or mediate employment law disputes
If you’re looking for an employment law attorney who will go above and beyond the call of duty, please don’t hesitate to reach out and set up a consultation with me.
Contact Me Today
Discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other workplace injustices are extremely serious occurrences. Whether you’ve experienced one of these wrongs, been falsely accused of one, or are simply trying to take preventative measures to protect your business, my legal expertise is at your disposal. Call my Wauwatosa office at 414-206-1497 or use my online contact form to set up a meeting.