Chillicothe Employment Law Lawyers
Employment law is the area of law that deals with employees’ and employers’ rights. In most cases, your employer has the right to terminate your employment without notice and without giving you a reason for the termination. But you, too, have the right to seek compensation for your damages related to the firing if you were terminated as an act of discrimination or retaliation.
As employment lawyers, our job is to defend employees’ rights and work to seek justice for our clients. A significant part of that job is to counsel employees who have been wronged to determine the appropriate course of action to take to seek compensation and justice.
Case Types Our Firm Handles
Our team works with clients facing the following types of dispute:
- Wage and hour disputes;
- Denial of benefits;
- Wrongful termination;
- Non-compete agreements and other aspects of employment contracts;
- Misclassification as an independent contractor;
- Employee misconduct;
- Workplace safety violations;
- Sexual harassment claims;
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues;
- Overtime claims; and
- Issues related to at-will employment.
Recovering Compensation for your Damages through an Employment Claim
If your case was one of discrimination or retaliation, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). After you file a claim with the EEOC, a representative will investigate your claim and potentially facilitate a settlement that covers your damages.
If your case was one regarding a wage dispute or denial of compensation or benefits, it is grounds for a claim with the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor. Other issues like misclassification, denial of your right to FMLA leave, and labor union disputes are handled by the Department of Labor as well. When you experience a safety violation at work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the federal agency that enforces laws related to your case.
The compensation you can recover through your claim depends on the nature of the violation and the extent of your losses. Your compensation package could include:
- Compensation for your lost wages, including front pay and back pay. Back pay is the money you should have earned while the violation occurred, such as overtime pay that was compensated at your typical rate. Front pay is compensation you could have earned if you remained with your employer;
- Compensation for medical expenses if the violation caused you to be injured or pay for medical care out of pocket when you should have had healthcare benefits; and
- Compensation for your emotional trauma related to the violation.
Work with an Experienced Chillicothe Employment Lawyer
If you feel your rights in the workplace were violated, do not stand by and let your employer continue to mistreat you or put your safety in danger. Instead, contact our team of experienced employment lawyers at Marshall & Forman, LLC today to set up your initial consultation in our office, during which we can determine the most effective way to move forward with your claim.