In general, most employees are employed at will meaning either the employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason. However, there are several exceptions to the employment at will doctrine that make it illegal for an employer to make discriminatory employment decisions that are based on an employee’s protected class status. Given our team’s substantial experience and knowledge in the field, we pride ourselves on quickly ferreting out any exceptions to the employment at will doctrine that may provide our clients with leverage and protect their rights. This may include actively communicating/negotiating with an employer, working with the administrative agencies responsible for enforcing laws that protect employees such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, and Department of Labor and/or filing a lawsuit.
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Our experience and commitment to this field allow us to handle the full gambit of labor and employment law matters you may be facing. Our state and/or federal laws protect you from harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation because of your age (over 40), disability, medical condition, medical leave, gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, military service, arrest record, conviction record and other protected classes. It is also generally illegal for an employer to retaliate against you because you have raised a complaint about workplace discrimination. Our lawyers can help you to ferret out what is legal, as opposed to what is not, and assist you with any appropriate contacts and correspondence with your employer, settlement negotiations, as well as legal proceedings (if necessary) to achieve your objectives.
Unlawful employment discrimination involves treating an employee or job applicant unfavorably because of that person’s membership in a particular class, such as their race, age, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, or disability. This means that, in order for an action to qualify as discrimination, an employer must treat an employee or job applicant differently because that person belongs to a category that is protected under the law.
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Our attorneys are available to directly address your concerns, and put our many years of experience to work for you. Though the events and “drama” that arise in the workplace can often be confusing and emotionally taxing, our legal team deals with these matters on a daily basis. We can therefore provide you with a level head, as well as a well-rounded approach.
We quickly identify the root of the specific problem you are facing at work.
We explain clearly where you stand with respect to your legal rights.
We disclose your options and likelihoods for obtaining a favorable outcome.
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We plead that good legal service starts by alleviating the “ulcer” that comes from not knowing your legal rights, and replacing that with a definitive, smart and practical strategy, moving forward.