Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer free consultations?
Yes. We are available to confer by phone or email for a short consultation
without charge. For more information, please
Do you work on contingency?
It depends on the case. We understand that hiring a lawyer can be expensive.
Although our hourly rates are competitive, our legal fees may be out of
reach for some employees. We believe employees should have access to the
same skilled legal representation as their employers. Therefore, we do
offer contingent representation for select cases.
Do I have a case?
This is a hard question to answer. Only a jury or judge can ultimately
answer this question. Employment cases are factually complex. In addition,
the employee may not know all of the facts at the outset. What an experienced
employment attorney can do is help you assess the risks and rewards of
pursuing your claim. The first step is to confer by phone for a short
consultation. For more information, please
Is discrimination at work illegal?
It is illegal to discriminate against an employee because of age, sex,
marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin,
honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any
sensory, mental, or physical disability. However, it is lawful to treat
employees differently on the basis of some other criteria, such as performance,
attendance, experience, or any other legitimate business purpose.
Is bullying at work illegal?
Not necessarily. There is no employment law making hostile or harassing
treatment in the workplace illegal when the bad actor is motivated by
a legitimate nondiscriminatory reason. Severe or pervasive harassment
because of any of the protected characteristics listed above violates
Information provided on this website is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended to serve as legal advice. For further information about
the law see the
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