We’re Here To Help If An Employer Violates Your Rights
Most business leaders are more conscious than ever about the need to create a work environment that fosters cooperation, coordination and respect for all employees. Solid employers can make a good job even better. When a work environment is hostile or when employees’ rights are violated, however, it can make every day stressful.
Employees can pursue legal action if an employer is breaking the law by discriminating, harassing or violating any number of state and federal protections for workers. Attorney Michael Howard of Coover & Associates represents workers across central Pennsylvania in the full range of employment law cases. Mr. Howard brings the same commitment to protecting clients’ rights and producing the best possible outcomes that our firm has staked its name on for more than 25 years.
Understanding What Constitutes An Illegal Act
There are a number of issues that can arise in the workplace that may require legal action. These include:
- Discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability
- Sexual harassment
Wage and hour disputes, including failure to pay overtime and wrongly classifying employees as salaried when they should be paid for all hours worked
- Pregnancy discrimination and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Wrongful termination
- Whistleblower complaints
- Retaliation by an employer for reporting a violation
- Contract disputes
An employer’s actions clearly cross the line in some situations, while in others, it can be difficult to determine whether legal action is warranted. We will review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment of what you can expect if you file a lawsuit. We will also help you navigate the legal process to ensure the correct steps are taken at the right time.
What Damages Can Be Recovered?
Every employment law case is unique. It is important to keep detailed notes about workplace harassment, discrimination or any other mistreatment, including the people involved and any co-workers who witness the incidents. This ensures that our legal team will have the information it needs to build a strong case that can withstand the scrutiny of judges and opposing counsel alike.
It may be possible to seek reinstatement if you have lost your job. In many cases, it is possible to seek compensation for back pay, lost wages, vacation, sick leave or other lost benefits, as well as compensatory and punitive damages. After reviewing the details of your case, attorney Howard will be honest and upfront about what you can expect from your case, including potential compensation.
Schedule A Free Consultation
Contact our attorneys as soon as possible so we can review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action. Our candid approach and emphasis on clear communication mean that you will know early on what is realistic to expect. We accept employment law cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we help you obtain a recovery.
From offices in York and Carlisle, we serve clients throughout central Pennsylvania. Call our York office at 717-885-5830 or our Carlisle office at 717-243-9190, or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.