Employment Attorney in Eugene
Ideally, your job should be a place where you feel safe, secure, and treated fairly. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many people. In the past, the U.S. Congress understood the need to enact certain laws to protect employees, and Oregon legislators still do. Some of those laws include the Equal Pay Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the False Claims Act, and Oregon protections for whistleblowers. If you have been illegally harassed, discriminated against, or retaliated against, it is your right to stand up for yourself. The good news is that you do not have to fight a battle against your employer on your own. Working with an employment attorney in Eugene, Oregon can help you understand if you have a case to take to court against a current or former employer and fight that battle if you do.
Who We Help
We help employees that have been treated in an illegal manner within the workplace. This can include instances of sexual harassment, retaliation for whistleblowing, denial of medical leave and disability rights, discrimination because of who you are, and other unlawful practices. In addition, we counsel those that are deciding whether or not they will blow the whistle on illegal activities as well as those that have been injured on the job and are seeking to recover maximum worker’s compensation benefits. In many instances, employees do not feel confident taking their employers to task in a courtroom. Working with a skilled and experienced employment lawyer in Oregon can give you the confidence that you need to pursue justice for unlawful treatment in the workplace.
Types of Cases We Handle
At Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton we handle all types of employment-related cases. There aren’t too many scenarios that we haven’t seen in our years of practice. Fill out our intake form to speak to an established employment lawyer in Oregon today. Learn more about our employment law practice areas below.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to harass someone, refuse them employment, deny opportunities, and/or otherwise treating them unfairly on the basis of sex or race or national origin. With nearly 40% of women reporting that they have been sexually harassed at work and 13% of men reporting the same, this is a clear problem that needs to be addressed. We help victims of sexual harassment to stand up to their employers and seek the damages that they deserve.
Choosing to stand up for what you believe to be right can be a difficult decision to make. We help employees that work with small companies, large corporations, start-ups, and government entities to navigate their rights as whistleblowers. If you report an unsafe condition or illegal practice, your employer cannot retaliate. If they do, seek the counsel of an adept employment attorney in Eugene, Oregon and seek justice.
Family and Medical Leave
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) give clear direction to employers of certain sized business about allowing family and medical leave for employees under specified circumstances. Whether you have suffered a short-term disability or are pregnant, or you need to give care for a family member, you have a right to keep your job.
Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act explicitly prohibit employers from discriminating against employees and applicants on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national origin, disability, and age. State law prohibits discrimination because of sexual orientation, gender identity, and other characteristics. Though discrimination is rampant in the workforce, it can be difficult to prove. Oftentimes it takes an experienced attorney in addition to the evidence that you provide to uncover discriminatory practices. There is no place for discrimination in the 21st-century workplace. You don’t just have to deal with it. You can be compensated for the opportunities that you have lost and the emotional pain that you have suffered as a result of prohibited employment discrimination.
Most employees know that they are protected against certain kinds of discrimination and harassment. However, many do not know that the law also affords protections against retaliation in the workplace as well. This means that it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against or otherwise punish an employee for making certain claims of discrimination, harassment, or participating in an investigation of illegal discrimination or harassment within the workplace.
Injuries happen all the time while at work. Unfortunately, some employers make it difficult or impossible to receive fair compensation for injuries sustained by their employees. In some cases, they may not admit fault when there are dangerous work conditions, improper training, lack of personal protective gear, negligence, etc. Working with a seasoned employment attorney in Eugene, Oregon that understands complex worker’s compensation laws will let your employer know that you mean business. If you have been injured while on the job, you deserve to receive full compensation.
Working With an Employment Lawyer in Oregon
Have you been discriminated against, suffered the consequences of retaliation, sexually or racially harassed, or otherwise denied your rights as an employee? You don’t have to fight against your employer on your own. Corporations are usually working with experienced lawyers that can easily intimidate employees. So why shouldn’t you be represented by an employment lawyer in Oregon as well? Give the attorneys at Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton a call or fill out our intake form and an experienced attorney will review your case.