Have you been treated unfairly at work? Do you have questions about whether your employer may be violating your rights as an employee?
It may surprise you to learn that most of the time employees with valid claims are not even aware that they are being treated wrongly. Employers often go to great lengths to conceal their wrongdoing, and the laws governing employment can be complex and nuanced. Many times, employers themselves don’t even know they are breaking the law!
Let us make sure you are being treated fairly and help you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact Hutchings Law Group today, we can help.
Federal law provides protections to most employees in the form of minimum wage and overtime regulations. These protections apply to all non-exempt employees, but what makes an employee exempt is often misunderstood by employers and employees, alike. Even if you have been told you are an exempt employee, you may still have a claim against your employer for violations of Federal wage and hour laws.
There are many forms of harassment that employees may be subjected to in the workplace. Perhaps most familiar is sexual harassment, where coworkers or supervisors make unwanted sexual advances or engage in other inappropriate sexual behavior. Harassment may take other forms, as well: for example, when the behavior of employees or supervisors creates a work environment that is intimidating, hostile, or offensive to individuals of a particular race, ethnicity, or ability. Whatever form it takes, workplace harassment is illegal, and employees are entitled to proper treatment and compensation when they have been harassed at work.
Discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin is not only wrong, it is illegal. There is an extensive and well-established body of law regarding the wrongfulness of discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, this type of activity continues to occur quite frequently; creating victims out of innocent employees for no other reason than the prejudices of an unscrupulous employer. If you have been treated unfairly as a result of any of the above characteristics, there is a good chance you are entitled to compensation. This compensation may consist of money damages for harm you suffered, money damages as punishment for your employer, or reinstatement or other kinds of specific relief.
Reporting unlawful activity in the workplace is one of the most noble, and problematic situations an employee will ever find themselves in. If you have already engaged in whistle-blowing activity, or if you are considering it, we strongly recommend you contact us to advise you during the process, and to help prevent or respond to unlawful retaliation as a result of your decision to do the right thing.
Negotiations are always high-stakes when they involve your career and livelihood. Even if you are an expert at getting the best deal, it helps to have a team of dedicated professionals with your interests in mind backing you up when it comes time to step up to the negotiating table. We are ready and able to assist you in negotiating the best outcomes in any and all employment situations: from getting the most favorable terms in initial contracts to maximizing your severance when it comes time to move on, and everything in between.
Do not let the illegal and unethical practices of your employer deprive you of the safe, fair, and harassment free workplace you deserve. Contact Hutchings Law Group today, we can help.