Protecting The Rights Of Employees For Over 25 Years
Although state and federal laws establish guidelines for the safety and fair treatment of employees in the workplace, exploitative, discriminatory and unsafe conditions are still all too common. Many businesses routinely fail to follow fair pay practices, create hostile work environments and violate other types of employment law. If you believe your employer has violated your rights and you wish to file a claim, I can help.
I have worked exclusively in employment law for over 25 years. I represent employees at the negotiating table and in court. Below is a brief overview of the types of cases I routinely work on. To discuss your situation, call 978-755-1965 or fill out my online contact form to set up a free initial consultation.
By law, all businesses are obliged to make reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws grant rights to fair treatment in the workplace for the disabled. I help clients understand their rights and hold their employers liable for any violations of those rights.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination based on race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and other characteristics. I represent employees from all types of industries from all types of discrimination lawsuits.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) establishes standards for the regulation and management of benefit plans. When a dispute arises between a benefits program management team and an employee, I fight for the interests of the employee.
If you believe your employer has treated you poorly or took action against you for taking family leave, filing a whistleblower claim or any other legally protected action, you may have grounds for an employer retaliation claim.
Family And Medical Leave Act
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employers are required to offer eligible employees unpaid leave and benefits, and protect their job for qualified reasons. This includes pregnancy, serious health conditions, illness within the family, National Guard or Reserve duty and other issues.
Hostile Work Environment
When supervisors or co-workers create a workplace environment that an average person would consider abusive or intimidating and it impacts your ability to do your job, you have grounds for hostile work environment claim. I help employees facing hostile work environments hold their employers accountable.
The laws concerning proper compensation for hours worked are pretty clear. There is simply no excuse for failing to pay the compensation you deserve. I can help you hold your employer accountable to state and federal laws so you can get the compensation you are owed.
Sexual harassment is defined as any unwanted verbal or physical sexualized conduct and is completely unacceptable in the workplace. I offer discreet representation in sexual harassment claims. All communications are strictly confidential.
Unemployment Compensation Claims
If you believe you were unfairly denied unemployment compensation benefits, you have the right to appeal the decision. I help people from all types of industries and occupations file appeals to get the compensation they deserve.
Filing a whistleblower claim is stressful and can often result in retaliation in the workplace. I work with employees who file whistleblower claims to help protect their rights and make sure they are treated fairly in the workplace. All communications are confidential.
Wrongful termination is typically in retaliation for a protected action that either hurts the employer financially or does damage to the reputation of the company. I lean on state and federal laws to help wrongfully terminated employees get the compensation they deserve.
Contact The Law Offices of Scott A. Lathrop Today
For a free initial consultation to discuss your employment law situation, call 978-755-1965 or fill out my online contact form to set up a meeting. Together we can look for a path forward.