Employment Law

Employment law is a broad area of law that covers the professional relationship between an employer and an employee.  An employment law attorney is sometimes needed to protect employees from wrongful acts by their employers such as wrongful termination, retaliation, and sexual harassment.  The areas of employment law that you may need an attorney for are:

  • Employment Agreements – while some employment contracts are implied or made by verbal agreement, most are written agreements that outline the rule of employment such as employee start date, salary, vacation/sick time, benefits, and pension.  In some industries, employees are represented by a union who can help negotiate on their behalf.  If an employer violates these terms, or you want to negotiate aspects of your contract, you should contact the experience employment law attorneys at the Liskey Law Firm.
  • Retaliation – the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) deems it illegal to ‘retaliate’ (fire, harass, or demote) against applicants or employees because they complained about workplace discrimination, or participate in a discrimination lawsuit or investigation.  If you feel that an employer has retaliated against you for standing up to them, contact the retaliation attorneys at the Liskey Law Firm.
  • Worker’s Compensation – worker’s comp is an insurance based plan providing wage replacement and medical benefits to an employee who sustained injuries during the course of employment.  Sometimes an employee or employer will hire an employment law attorney to guide them through this process.
  • Sexual Harassment – sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors for the purpose of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating work environment.  If you are the victim of sexual harassment at your workplace, you should seek the advice and counsel of an experienced employment law attorney immediately.
  • Wrongful Termination – wrongful termination occurs when an employee has been terminated for reasons that violate the employee’s legal rights.  For example, it is illegal to terminate a person based on their race, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, religion, national origin, or gender identity.  If you feel that you have been terminated on unfair grounds, contact an employment law attorney.

As an employee or an employer, you have rights.  Do not hesitate to contact a reputable employment law firm, such as the Liskey firm, if you believe your employment rights have been violated.