Unfair treatment at work can be crushing and complicated and can often result in civil litigation. If you have experienced harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, or a workplace injury, then civil litigation may be your best option.
As you are contemplating a lawsuit against your employer, you should first ask yourself: “Is this Lawsuit Appropriate?”
Litigation should be final resort and saved for the most horrible circumstances; for example, you cannot sue your employer if you do not like your schedule or you have a personality conflict with a co-worker. That said, if the situation warrants action, litigation may be your best and only option. Below are some examples of situations that may call for taking legal action against your employer.
Under the Civil Rights Act and the American Disabilities Act, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee or applicant based on race, gender, sex, ethnicity, religion or disability. If an employer discriminates against you, this could be a situation where a lawsuit is warranted.
Harassment of any kind, whether sexual or not, is not acceptable. If you are being harassed by a coworker, client or supervisor, and your employer doesn’t address the issue, then a lawsuit may help to change those unhealthy workplace dynamics.
Wrongful termination happens when an employer unethically lets an employee go for a reason unrelated to their performance or the state of the company. Wrongful termination may occur for many reasons including, but not limited to, retaliation, or as an act of discrimination.
Workplace injuries can happen almost anywhere and to anyone
- Contractor on a construction site
- Teacher monitoring a school yard
- Graphics designer at a computer all day
Most workplace injuries are covered under workers’ compensation; however, in situations where third party negligence, toxic substance, defective products, or intentional accidents caused by the employer are to blame, then civil litigation may come into play.
If you have experience unfair treatment at work, have documented your situation and experience, and believe that you have exhausted all workplace resources, then a civil litigation attorney can help you determine the strength of your case, collect and organize your evidence, negotiate with your employer, and, if necessary, prepare for trial.
If you believe you are the victim of unfair treatment at work, then we can help.