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There are several instances where an employee may find themselves in a situation at work where their rights are being violated. An employee may discover that their employer is not paying them minimum wage or overtime pay.
In other circumstances, an employer may have to deal with constant harassment or verbal abuse. These type of labor violations can create a hostile workplace that an employee dreads going to.That is where our attorneys can help. Morgan & Morgan’s labor and employment attorneys handle all types of employment and wage-related cases on behalf of employees across the country.
Our team of lawyers primarily focuses their attention on discrimination, harassment, overtime, minimum wage and wrongful discharge cases. Our Bowling Green employment lawyers have extensive experience representing employees in a wide range of labor disputes and are dedicated to seeking full compensation for our clients. If you feel you have a potential employment or wage and hour case, please fill out our free case evaluation form.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney?
If you are involved in a dispute with your employer, your decision to hire an attorney or pursue the matter alone can have a direct impact on whether your employment rights are ultimately protected. In most situations, the company, especially a large corporation, will have more resources than its employees.
The company may already have legal counsel, or will hire its own team of attorneys to help limit their exposure and reduce the risk of litigation. In these cases, you may need an employment lawyer who can protect your rights and improve your chances of filing a successful claim. It can be difficult to decide whether an employer’s actions are illegal, and speaking to our attorneys can help you make this important distinction.
We can also address any concerns you may have about negative consequences at work and investigate potential wage and hour violations which may be creating hardships for you and your family.
How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?
We generally handle these cases on a “contingency plus” representation, meaning that the employer/defendant is obligated to pay our attorney’s’ fees and costs (or a percentage of the client’s’ recovery if our total fees are not awarded by the court). Our clients don’t pay unless we succeed in winning their case.
Can I Be Retaliated Against for Filing a Complaint?
Retaliation against an employee who files an employment claim is strictly forbidden by law, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Employers may not demote, reduce an employee’s hours, assign an employee an undesirable shift, reduce job duties, or give intentionally false poor performance reviews when a claim is filed. Employees may be entitled to additional compensation if their employer engages in retaliation.
The employment lawyers at Morgan & Morgan handle numerous lawsuits involving labor and wage disputes in Bowling Green. To learn more, please fill out our free case evaluation form to have your case reviewed by one of our Bowling Green labor and employment lawyers.