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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Resources section of our website.

  • General

    • 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, pleaseĀ contact us.

    • 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 discrimination laws.