Areas of Specialty
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
why Do I Need An Employment Lawyer?
Do I Have a Case?
- If you think your employer or former employer has broken employment laws;
- If you have been retaliated against for complaining about discrimination or something illegal the employer has done;
- If you're not being paid all the wages you're owed;
- If you think you're misclassified as exempt from overtime or as an independent contractor.
- To make a written complaint of discrimination to the human resources department, as long as you follow the policy;
- To attend a disciplinary meeting (take good notes, don't sign anything except a form acknowledging receipt of the discipline, and sign "as to receipt only, rebuttal to follow);
- To sign documents you understand, like applications, insurance forms, and tax documents.
- To file a union grievance if you're a union member (use your union rep - they're free).
Do I Have A Case?
Here is a checklist to help you figure out if you might have a case against your employer. It's not exhaustive, since every state has different laws, but this will give you a start.
CASES INVOLVING TERMINATION, DEMOTION, OR SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may have potential claims. Contact the office of Eric P. Oren to find out if you have a case if any of these occurred shortly before your termination, demotion, and suspension without pay or other discipline.
_____ Did you make a worker's compensation claim shortly before being fired?
_____ Had you recently objected to, refused to participate in, or reported illegal activity or discrimination by the company? (as opposed to something unethical or a violation of company policy)
_____ Had you recently had surgery, revealed the existence of a medical condition, genetic information or pregnancy?
_____ Has the employer made a false statement of fact (as opposed to opinion) about you to someone outside the company, such as a potential employer?
_____ Had you recently performed jury duty?
_____ Had you recently served in the military?
_____ Had you recently taken family or medical leave?
_____ Had you recently served as a witness in a lawsuit or provided testimony or evidence to EEOC?
_____ Had you recently engaged in activity for the benefit of co-workers with respect to terms and conditions of employment?
_____ Did your employer fail to pay you for all hours worked, or fail to pay overtime if you worked over 40 hours per week? Many times, employees are misclassified as exempt and will be owed back wages for up to 2 - 3 years.
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ERIC P. OREN INC.
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