New Haven Employment Lawyers
If you are being mistreated at work, have been the victim of harassment, or if you were wrongly terminated from your job, you could be able to take legal action against your employer. State and federal laws exist to protect employees from being taken advantage of or mistreated, and with the help of an experienced attorney, you can fight back.
The New Haven employment attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are committed to helping workers in New Haven. We work diligently to represent our friends and neighbors here because we understand the hard work that they put into the community. Our skilled team is a resource for all people who have been wronged and who want to take action to fight for their rights. Because of the favorable results we have achieved for the people we serve, our firm has been recognized on a local and national level.
We have won millions of dollars on behalf of Connecticut residents who need our help most. Most of the people who seek our help have never needed to hire an attorney before. While we understand the prospect of seeking legal help can be intimidating, our lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are dedicated to making the process comfortable and straightforward. If you are being discriminated against in your place of work, call us at (203) 397-1283. We are ready to fight for you.
Do I Need An Employment Attorney?
At one point or another, all employees face challenges in their workplace. While most of these issues are problems that naturally arise with the profession or smaller issues that can be cleared with the help of human resources, some issues are far more severe. If the withholding of payment, retaliation, or discrimination of a supervisor is so pervasive that it prevents you from being hired, being able to perform your duties, or restricts your opportunities for advancement, you need a lawyer to fight for you. Laws are put in place to protect everyone’s ability to work, and a lawyer can help you enforce your rights.
Some companies will attempt to refer employees to human resources to deal with their complaints. While reporting an issue is essential, unfortunately, the human resources department of a company does not always have the employees best interest at heart. If the problem of discrimination is systemic within the workplace, then human resources may share this discriminatory mindset. To truly protect yourself, the perspective of a knowledgeable lawyer is immensely valuable.
Why Trust Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers with My Case?
The experienced attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers don’t compromise when it comes to the rights of our clients. Our legal team has fought tirelessly for years to ensure that victims have the resources that they need when they have been on the losing-end of someone else’s wrongdoing. We know how vital a healthy work environment is because the teamwork at our firm has delivered continued success in the courtroom.
The support of coworkers and management is impactful on your success as an employee. We know how helpless that workers feel when their income and job security is at risk and if you are experiencing issues with your employment in New Haven, we want to help. As committed members of the community, we understand how serious your job-security is, and we are ready to listen to you and put a strong case together to fight for your employment rights.
Types of Cases We Handle
Access to a fair workplace is crucial for employees to support themselves, their family, and their prospects for a better future. Discrimination at its core blocks people from being able to live the life they want to. Laws in place, at the federal and state level, have been passed to protect workers.
Discrimination can take many forms; you may be denied fair pay, hours, access to benefits that you qualify for. Your manager may treat you differently based on a variety of identifying factors. Being the subject of harsh treatment has a continued harmful impact. You may need a New Haven employment lawyer if you have experienced the following:
- Age Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- National Origin Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Sex Discrimination
- Family & Medical Leave Act Violations (FMLA)
- Overtime/Wage and Hour Claims
- Disabilities Accommodations
- Whistleblower Claims
- Wrongful Termination
- Severance Agreements
- Hostile Work Environment
- Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
- Unpaid Commissions or Bonuses
- Non-Compete Agreements
Pay scale and benefits may be affected by discrimination or inattention on behalf of upper management. Either way, with the help of an attorney, if you have lost pay and benefits because of your employer’s negligence or outright wrongdoing, you can fight to recover for what you have lost.
Some employees face issues with pay when they are misclassified. Employee misclassification occurs when an employee’s duties do not correctly line up with their compensation or benefits. Errors in classification can be unintentional or on purpose. No matter how they happen, the help of a lawyer can help employees recover what they lost due to misclassification. Some common misclassifications include:
Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors
Workers who are classified as independent contractors have much more freedom with their work. The company or companies that they work with do not provide them with health benefits or retirement benefits. Independent contractors are often required to obtain the materials they need to do their work, rather than the employer providing it. If a company classifies you as an independent contractor when your work is conducted as an employee, then you deserve the benefits that an employee would be granted.
Classifying Non-Exempt Employees as Exempt
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non-exempt employees are to be paid time and a half for the work they complete which exceeds forty hours. By classifying employees as exempt, they may try to deny you the overtime pay that you deserve.
Contact a New Haven Attorney to Fight Your Case
Discrimination, harassment, any attempt to pay you less for the work you complete, or any form of retaliation experienced while at work can have a serious and lasting impact on any employee. You deserve to work in a respectful and professional environment. If your rights as an employee have been violated in any way, contact an attorney at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. We understand what it takes to fight and win. Call us today at (203) 397-1283 to talk about your options, or fill out a free online contact form.