Employment Law for Employees
Employment Law Attorneys Fighting for Your Right to Earn a Living
Employment discrimination can result in measurable damages. At Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, LLP, we also understand that such discrimination affects you in ways that are difficult to measure.
At Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, LLP, we have been handling employment law for employees for more than 30 years, fighting for the rights of Indiana employees through negotiation, mediation and litigation. Our experienced employment law attorneys focus on solving our clients' legal issues as efficiently and effectively as possible.
A Violation of Your Rights
Certain laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Civil Rights Act, among others, prohibit employers from making hiring and firing decisions or placing other career limitations based on membership in a "protected class." Employers cannot discriminate based on:
- Country of origin
- Sexual orientation
- Sexual harassment
Sexual harassment can cause a hostile work environment. Such harassment may involve inappropriate, unwelcome communications or touch, or the quid pro quo, when an employer or other person in authority conditions employment or potential career advancement upon sexual favors.
Other Employment Law Violations
Other problems include:
- Wage and hour violations
- Overtime violations
- Violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) health and safety standards
- Misclassification of employees
- Forcing employees to work off the clock
We understand the seriousness of employment law issues for employees, and we will do everything we can to help you.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
If an employee has a claim regarding the violation of equal opportunity rights, this agency is the gatekeeper for the first step in the legal process. The EEOC is entrusted with the task of rendering an initial ruling. Before an employee brings a lawsuit, the EEOC will hear the claim and render a ruling that is binding for certain damages and non-binding for other forms of damage. This ruling may be a tool to help employers and employees in mediating their disputes, and it carries a great deal of weight in the court throughout the litigation going forward.
We can represent you before the EEOC, advocating for a favorable ruling, which will help your entire case. We also know how to utilize this ruling to maximize your mediated settlement or the disposition at trial.
Call our office or contact us online for an initial consultation with one of our attorneys.