In the United States, workers across all industries are protected by various federal and state laws. As an employee, it is important that you know your rights, as well as what to do when an employer violates those rights. You could be entitled to take legal action against your employer or former employer and seek financial restitution for the losses you have suffered.
If you believe that your employer has violated your rights, contact Nichols Kaster, PLLP as soon as possible.
Our employment law attorneys are nationally recognized and widely regarded as authorities in the areas of wage and hour law, unpaid overtime, workplace discrimination, harassment, and other employment-related legal matters. We are dedicated advocates for our clients and are prepared to fight aggressively for the justice you deserve.
We proudly serve clients nationwide. Reach out to our team today at (877) 344-4628 to request a confidential case review.
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All workers—including full-time, part-time, and temporary workers, as well as employees, independent contractors, executives, laborers, and others—have certain rights. Many of these rights are federally protected, while others are governed by state or local statutes. It is important that you fully understand your rights as an employee, as this allows you to know when an employer has violated those rights or otherwise tried to unlawfully take advantage of you.
Some of your basic rights as an employee in the U.S. include:
The right to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment
The right to fair pay for hours worked
The right to overtime pay (for non-exempt employees)
The right to reasonable workplace accommodations
The right to report workplace discrimination and harassment without retaliation
The right to take protected leave, such as leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (if applicable)
The right to report unlawful practices by filing a whistleblower (qui tam) claim without retaliation
If an employer violates an employee’s rights, the employee can bring legal action against the employer. By suing an employer or former employer, you can seek compensation for certain damages you have experienced as a result of the employer’s wrongful conduct. Depending on the specifics of your case, these damages can include unpaid wages, lost income, back-pay, reinstatement, emotional distress, reputational damage, and more.
At Nichols Kaster, PLLP, we assist clients throughout the U.S. with all types of employment law cases.
Our team regularly represents workers in claims involving:
- Workplace Discrimination
- Hostile Work Environment
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Breach of Contract
- Severance Agreements
- Whistleblower/Qui Tam Claims
- Improper Background Checks
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Harassment, including Sexual Harassment
- Railroad Workers’ Rights
Our employee rights attorneys are well-versed in federal, state, and local employment laws and have an in-depth understanding of various roles across numerous industries. We have the resources and skills to go up against large, powerful corporations and other employers who seek to disadvantage hardworking people. We are passionate advocates for the rights of workers and are ready to fight for the full and fair compensation you are owed.
When your employer fails to pay you for the hours you have worked, fosters a hostile work environment, or otherwise violates your employee rights, it can be difficult to know where to turn or what to do next. Putting the right legal team by your side is essential. Your employer or former employer will likely fight back against your claim and may even have a robust legal team to defend their interests. You need an equally powerful legal team dedicated to protecting your rights.
When you choose Nichols Kaster, PLLP, we will:
- Take the time to meet with you and learn about your situation
- Develop innovative legal strategies tailored to your unique circumstances
- Gather important evidence in support of your claim
- Handle all paperwork, file the appropriate documents, and meet all applicable deadlines
- Communicate with opposing counsel and aggressively negotiate for a fair settlement
- Litigate your case and, if necessary, represent you at trial
- Protect your rights and prioritize your best interests throughout the legal process
We offer a highly personalized approach; clients receive direct contact with their attorney and legal team and retain access to our support staff every step of the way. We genuinely care about the people we serve. As your legal team, we will do everything possible to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
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