Employment

Employment Discrimination
We all work hard to make a living. At a minimum, we expect to be recognized rather than mistreated for that hard work. If an employer subjects you to discrimination resulting in the loss of your job, the deprivation of a promotion or other opportunities to which you would otherwise have been entitled, or just makes your working life miserable, Attorneys Hartman can help. Katherine Hartman and her associates specialize in employment law with an emphasis on sexual harassment.

Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment is a type of gender discrimination. If you are subject to inappropriate sexual remarks, pornography, comments about the inferiority of women, or a woman’s “proper” place, you may be suffering sexual harassment. This type of conduct is unlawful, and we can help you stand up to your employer! We offer free consultations and will handle your matter on a contingency basis.

Discrimination
Employers are obligated to treat each person as an individual. Unlawful employment discrimination occurs where an employee or prospective employee is treated differently (that is, less favorably) than another person based upon that employee or prospective employee’s membership in a “protected class.” It is a violation of the law to treat someone unfairly based upon that person’s race, nationality, national origin, gender, age, handicap, religion, marital status, sexual affiliation, or pregnancy. If you feel that you have been fired, demoted, passed over for promotion, unfairly disciplined, or generally mistreated at work because of your membership in a protected class, we can help you. We offer free consultations and will handle your matter on a contingency basis.

Whistle Blowing/Conscientious Employee Protection Act
If you are fired, demoted, passed over for promotion, or otherwise mistreated because you objected to or reported your employer’s actions or orders based upon a reasonable belief that those actions or orders violated the law, you may have a cause of action against your employer. We offer free consultations and will handle your matter on a contingency basis.

Employers
While the firm primarily represents employees, we have successfully defended employers from unwarranted claims. We also offer our services to employers seeking to improve their anti-discrimination policies and procedures to minimize future liability.

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Family Medical Leave Act
If you need to take time off because of an illness of either you, or a family member, or for the birth or adoption of a child and your employer will not let you take the leave, or fires you because of it, they may be violating the Family Medical Leave Act.

Severance Agreements, Employment Contracts, Restrictive Covenants
An employer may ask you to sign a Severance Agreement, Employment Contract, or Restrictive Covenant. These documents may have a significant long term impact on your career or business. Attorneys Hartman can help you navigate through the sometimes rough legal waters that result from these negotiations. We charge hourly for our services in reviewing contracts and negotiating on your behalf.