Columbus Employment Dispute Lawyer
Workers spend much of their lives at the workplace, and they should be treated with respect. Unfortunately, too many are harassed, discriminated against, or denied fair wages. Employers also face increased exposure to legal liability when employees complain that their rights have been violated. At the Oliver Law Office, our Columbus employment dispute lawyers are an excellent asset to have during a stressful dispute. Please contact us to set up a consultation. We are eager to hear the details of your dispute and to analyze whether we think you can sue.
- Discrimination & Protected Classes
- Intentional Torts
- Small Busines Consultation & Training
- Wage, Hour & FLSA
- Whistleblower & Retaliation
Our Employment Disputes Practice is Broad
A variety of disputes can arise between workers and management. Never try to negotiate a resolution on your own. We have ample experience to step in and help you with any of the following:
- Intentional torts. Many workers seek legal help for assault, battery, false imprisonment or intentional infliction of emotional distress. These torts cause emotional and physical harms which deserve compensation. In some situations, you can hold your employer liable for any tort committed against you at work.
- Wage and Hour and FLSA. Employers must pay a minimum wage and overtime, where applicable. They also cannot cheat workers out of wages by refusing to pay for legal breaks.
- Whistleblower protections. Whistleblowers often face retaliation when they shine a spotlight on illegal corporate or government behavior. You could be entitled to job reinstatement or other remedies.
- FMLA leave. Federal law gives certain workers the ability to take up to 12 weeks a year to deal with a medical issue or provide care for someone who is sick. Other people can take time under the FMLA after the birth or adoption of a child, or to take care of a service member.
- Discrimination & protected classes. Employment discrimination takes many forms, including bias in hiring, termination, pay, promotion, or training. Harassment is also a form of discrimination. Protected classes are based on age, gender, race, nationality, religion, disability, and other characteristics.
Employers certainly have legal representation and will do everything in their power to protect their rights and reputation. A worker with a grievance should also quickly reach out to a lawyer. Your rights will depend on the facts of your case. But Attorney Oliver has had success negotiating favorable resolutions with employers. She is also prepared to file a charge with an administrative agency or file a lawsuit in court.
Employment law has many important deadlines. You don’t want to go over them because you might lose the ability to sue your employer. Instead, reach out to a lawyer.
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Employment disputes must be handled with care. Many of our clients hope to continue working with their employer, so we try to reach an amicable resolution. In other situations, there is no choice but to fight fire with fire.
For assistance, call the Oliver Law Office to speak with our Columbus employment disputes lawyer. We have successfully obtained thousands of dollars for our clients harmed by illegal employment activity.