Representation for Plaintiffs and Defense in Employment Law
Our certified employment law attorney can help employers and employees with contract disputes, or provide the expertise to help prevent these types of disagreements. At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we can assist in the drafting, negotiating, review, and analysis of all employment-related contracts.
If an employer denies employment or equal wages, harasses, treats adversely, or terminates an employee based on certain factors, it is considered illegal discrimination. Employees have a right to complain about discrimination, and if it continues or accelerates, an employment law case can be filed.
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal statute designed to protect employees from discrimination or retaliation if they are forced to leave work due to a medical condition or to care for a close family member. Pregnancy leave, childbirth, and adoption are covered by the FMLA.
Wage and hour disputes can pertain to various areas of labor law, including unpaid salary, paychecks, or commissions, overtime or vacation pay, minimum wage, or any unauthorized deduction of an employee's wages. It is common for disputes to occur regarding these practices and other issues.
Sexual harassment can take many forms, including unwanted sharing of offensive material, threats, or special treatment for sexual favors. An employee who complains about sexual harassment should not suffer retaliation, and if he or she is fired, it may be considered wrongful termination.
A whistle-blower is an employee who complains about the illegal or unethical activity of an employer or coworkers. Whistle-blowers sometimes suffer retaliation, and may experience harassment, a demotion, or even wrongful termination. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee.
Wage and hour employment standards are governed by state and federal laws. Failure to meet these standards not only creates financial stress for an employee, but can endanger the livelihood of their dependents. Our attorney can protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve.