If you’re having problems at your workplace, you may need a human resources lawyer. These attorneys handle issues like wrongful termination, pension disputes, contract disagreements, benefit claims, unemployment issues, and workplace discrimination. You may never have to enter a courtroom if both parties settle. In the event of not being able to obtain a fair settlement, the case can go to trial. The Fair Labor Standards Act, workers’ compensation laws, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act protect employees from specific actions against them.
Having the right law firm on your side can make all the difference. All law firms are not the same. With more than 400 attorneys nationwide, Morgan & Morgan has the resources necessary to provide you the best service possible. If you feel you’ve experienced misconduct at work, fill out this form for a free case evaluation.
State and Federal Laws
In addition to federal laws and regulations governing employee treatment, states have their own laws and regulations. They may cover:
- Age discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Race and religion discrimination
- Child labor laws
- Health and safety at the state level in addition to the federal level
- Fair labor standards act at the state level in addition to the federal level
- The Family/Medical Leave Act at the state level in addition to the federal level
- Leave laws
- Meals and breaks
- Minimum wage laws
- Overtime laws
- Wage payment laws
- Workers’ compensation
- Vacation leave laws
Human resources attorneys also handle cases that involve an employee harassing or discriminating another, and the employer ignores the situation. Depending on your circumstances, federal or state laws may cover your case should you go to trial.
The Job Hiring Process
In many cases, people are the target of discrimination even before they are hired. An employer may decline your application because of a disability that doesn’t hinder your ability to work but may require reasonable accommodations.
Sometimes, hiring managers or HR departments discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, and other factors – even during the application process. If you suspect you’ve experienced discrimination during the hiring process, you should contact a human resources attorney immediately.
In addition to regulations prohibiting discrimination during the hiring process, employers also cannot pass up workers for promotions in a discriminatory manner. For example, your boss can’t refuse to promote you because of a disability, your race, religion, or because you need time off for military duty.
Contact a Human Resources Lawyer
Contacting a human resources lawyer after experiencing discrimination or another employment issue is crucial. One way to know which law firm to hire is by asking your family and friends. Morgan & Morgan receives thousands of referrals from other lawyers, doctors, and even judges. With more than 30 years of experience and billions of dollars recovered, our clients get the best service and outcomes possible. And, we never charge by the hour – we only get paid if we win for you.
The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are passionate about fighting for the rights of discrimination victims, handling their cases personally. Don’t go through this alone. Talk to one of our human resources lawyers today by filling out this form and receiving a free case evaluation.
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