16 Nov How can an Employment Attorney help me?
If you are struggling with unfair workplace practices, you should know that as killed employment attorney can protect your interests in various ways.
Here are some of the different ways an employment attorney can help an employee.
While employment in Arizona is considered at-will, it is illegal for your employer to terminate you based on your race, nationality, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation or disability.
Discrimination may happen in a workplace, whether it is obvious or subtle. If you believe you have been discriminated against, consult a discrimination attorney to understand your best legal options.
Employees have the right to be protected from sexual harassment. Examples of sexual harassment in the workplace include unwelcome comments about your physical appearance, making sexual insults, asking for sexual favors, sexually suggestive gestures and more.
Unpaid overtime and wages
All employees should be paid for your time and efforts. These may include wages, overtime, bonuses and commissions, payment for sick pay, vacation pay, paid time off and severance pay. If your employer fails to pay what you are owed, your employment attorney can help you get what you deserve.
Your employer cannot retaliate against you for:
- filing a discrimination or harassment claim
- participating in an EEOC investigation
- testifying on behalf of a co-worker for a discrimination claim
- whistle blowing
Other cases where an employment attorney can help you include –
- FMLA violations
- Severance Agreement Review
- Contract Disputes
- Whistle blower protection