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.
Unfortunately, employment law cases are rarely cut-and-dry. And as a labor and employment law attorney, I can tell you from experience 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.
Legitimate 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.
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 legal options.