Newark Employment Law Lawyer
Employment law is all about employee’s rights. As an American employee, you have the right to be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, the right to join a labor union, the right to take unpaid time off work to care for a close loved one or manage your own health under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and many more rights. Our team of employment lawyers at Marshall & Forman, LLC can work with you to protect and promote these rights if you feel yours have been violated. Never be afraid to exercise your rights in the workplace.
Case Types We Handle
Our team works with individuals facing a wide variety of employment law case types, including the following:
- Retaliation claims;
- Sexual harassment claims;
- Wage and hour dispute;
- Disputes related to non-compete clauses and other employment contract language;
- At-will employment issues;
- Reasonable accommodations;
- Overtime pay;
- Employee misconduct;
- Workplace safety violations;
- Discrimination claims;
- Employee misclassification; and
- Denial of benefits.
Pursuing and Recovering Compensation through an Employment Claim
If you cannot resolve your issue with your supervisor or your company’s Human Resources department, speak with an experienced employment lawyer about it. Your lawyer can evaluate your case and determine the most effective way to proceed with, which could mean filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or another government agency.
Through your claim, you can seek compensation for your damages related to the violation. The government agency conducting your investigation or the court can also require that your employer make changes to its operation, such as complying with current safety standards to prevent future employee injuries. The court may also impose punitive damages on your employer or require that they cover your court costs. Depending on the nature of your case, you can potentially recover compensation for:
- Your emotional and psychological trauma related to the violation;
- Your medical expenses if the violation somehow caused you to suffer an injury or a worsened medical condition. For example, if you are suffering from an illness related to the exposure to toxic substances you faced due to insufficient safety gear made available by your employer, you can seek compensation for your related medical care; and
- Your lost compensation. This can go beyond your immediate lost earnings; it can include back pay, compensation for earnings you should have received while the violation was occurring like overtime hours compensated at your normal rate, as well as front pay, the compensation you could have earned if you had remained employed.
Work with an Experienced Newark Employment Lawyer
When your rights are violated in the workplace, you have the right to pursue compensation for your related damages and potentially other forms of justice and positive changes at your company. To learn more about employment law and your rights, contact our team of experienced employment lawyers at Marshall & Forman, LLC today to set up your initial consultation in our office.