At Scott Law Firm, we are prepared to give our clients the relevant information they need in the area of employment law. If you are either an employer or employee, we are able to assist through this legal situation and can help you find the answers that are relevant to your situation. For employees who have concerns over a legal workplace situation and for employers who want information on the legal aspects of the hiring and firing process, a lawyer from our firm can assist you. We can carefully review the situation and inform you of all your state and federal legal rights. Our team can then advise you as to the approach that you should take. We are thoroughly familiar with many types of employment law, including the following:
Workplace discrimination is unlawful. This includes discrimination based on age, race, sex, religion, nationality, pregnancy status, or disability. This is found under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and specifies that employers cannot hire or fire based on those considerations.
Some employees have additional job security through an employment contract. This should be reviewed by an employment lawyer prior to being signed. These contracts can be very difficult to negotiate and understand on ones’ own, and a lawyer from our firm can carefully examine it to make sure it works for both parties and does not violate any laws.
OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It covers all employees and employers in all 50 states except for self-employed persons, farms that employ immediate family members, and employees of state and local governments. It covers many laws that must be followed by both employer and employee in the workplace.
Intentional interference with contractual relations, or tortious interference, takes place when an individual deliberately damages a contractual relationship and causes another individual to commit a breach of contract. If one party interferes with the other’s ability to fulfill a contract, this is a violation of tort law.
Wage and Overtime Disputes
Wage-overtime disputes are governed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under this act, employees are entitled to specific rights and protections, which means that employers who violate this act are liable for their wrongdoing. Employers must abide by certain requirements, and if they do not, then they could face serious problems.
A whistleblower is an individual who discloses information that he or she believes shows dishonest or illegal misconduct. This information should be reasonably believed to show an evidence of gross mismanagement, an abuse of authority of employer, a violation of a law or regulation, or a substantial danger to public health or safety. There are laws to protect whistle blowers, including the United States False Claims Act revised in 1986.
Employees are protected from wrongful termination from their employer. There are many circumstances that you cannot be fired for, such as filing a claim for discrimination, claiming to have been sexually harassed, or becoming pregnant.
Discuss Your Legal Matter with an Employment Lawyer
If you are having trouble with a legal workplace matter involving an employee-employer relationship, then it is important to talk to a legal representative from our firm. We can discuss your case with you to find out where you stand on the matter. Our firm can recommend you a course of action to follow to help you stand on a solid foundation. We can use our previous experiences to build your case and help you get the answers you require.