Protecting The Rights Of Employees
We spend most of our day at work, so workplace conditions have a huge impact on our quality of life. Physically, mentally and emotionally dangerous working conditions harm millions of people every year in the form of lost wages, physical injury, mental and emotional distress, and reduced quality of life.
Many workers fear pursuing a claim against a current or former employer. At DeWitt Law, LLC, we help employees get justice from abusive employers and co-workers and hold these parties accountable for harassment, wrongful discharge and other types of mistreatment.
Hold Employers Accountable For Retaliation
Employment retaliation occurs when a supervisor or another senior company representative takes adverse actions against employees for complaining about unlawful employment discrimination, asserting their rights or participating in legally protected activities, such as alerting authorities to company wrongdoing (otherwise known as whistleblowing). Examples of punitive measures include:
- Reduction in salary
- Reduction in benefits
If you suspect that loss of your job, reduced pay or other negative actions may be acts of retaliation, contact DeWitt Law, LLC, for a thorough discussion of your situation.
Get A Lawyer To Look At Your Employment Contract
If your employer offers you an employment contract, we at DeWitt Law, LLC, can help you negotiate a deal that protects your current and future career prospects. If your employer asks you to sign a restrictive covenant agreement, we will review it and make sure that you understand the nature and scope of any restrictions. If you have already signed a contract, we will help you determine whether and to what extent it is enforceable.
Ensure A Fair Severance Agreement
Many companies offer severance packages to terminated employees. While these appear a goodwill gesture, their purpose is to get the former employee to refrain from suing the employer. Stressed workers often accept the package blindly without understanding what they are signing.
If you received only a few weeks of severance, it may be in your best interest to decline it and consult DeWitt Law, LLC. We will advise you on whether accepting the severance is the best course of action given the circumstances of your termination.
Free Consultations About Protecting Your Rights
If your employer has harmed you, you deserve compensation and you deserve to hold them accountable. To schedule a confidential consultation in which you can talk to our lawyer about your situation, please call our Columbus office at 614-398-2886 or send an email.