Zanesville Employment Law Attorney
As an employee in the United States, you have certain rights. These include the right to be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, the right to work in an environment free of harassment and discrimination, and the right to take unpaid leave and return to the same or a substantially similar job after the birth of a child. These rights are guaranteed by laws that include the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. In many states, state laws provide additional protections for workers. One example is the Ohio minimum wage of $8.15 per hour.
When your rights are violated in the workplace, you have the right to seek justice and in some cases, financial compensation for your related damages. Work with an experienced employment lawyer to determine the most effective way to handle your claim, because different types of claim are handled by different state and federal agencies.
Employment Cases we Handle
Our team works with individuals facing the following types of case:
- Sexual harassment;
- Wage and hour disputes;
- Wrongful termination;
- Denial of compensation or benefits;
- Violations regarding disability pay and time off;
- Non-payment of overtime compensation;
- Safety violations;
- Issues related to labor unions;
- Employee misconduct;
- At-will employment;
- Retaliation claims; and
- Issues related to non-compete agreements and other parts of employment contracts.
What you can Recover through an Employment Claim
When you face a rights violation in the workplace, the first party to discuss your concerns with is your supervisor. Human Resources should also be included in this discussion because often, issues can be corrected at this level.
If you cannot resolve your case by working with Human Resources, speak with an experienced employment lawyer about your legal options. Depending on the nature of your case, you could file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Ohio Department of Labor, or the federal Department of Labor. After an investigation of your case, the government agency may determine an appropriate course of action and facilitate a settlement, which could include:
- Compensation for your lost wages and back pay, in cases of non-payment of overtime compensation or failure to compensate you at the minimum wage. You can also be compensated front pay, the pay you would have received if you had continued to work at the company;
- Compensation for your medical bills if the violation resulted in your physical injury;
- Compensation for your emotional trauma regarding the incident;
- Depending on the circumstances, reinstatement in your job; and
- If the claim is related to a reasonable accommodation you requested, your employer may be required to make this accommodation.
Work with an Experienced Zanesville Employment Lawyer
If you suffered damages because of a violation of your workplace rights, contact our team of Zanesville employment lawyers at Marshall & Forman, LLC today to set up your initial consultation in our office.