Unemployment Compensation Hearings
Our firm provides representation at unemployment compensation hearings.
In most cases, if your employer is offering a severance agreement, they will require you to waive and release claims against them in exchange for a severance payment. Contact our firm if you would like your severance agreement reviewed prior to waiving your rights.
OSHA violations (workplace health & safety violations)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers the whistleblower protection provision of more than twenty whistleblower protection statutes, including Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, which prohibits any person from discharging or in any manner retaliating against any employee because the employee has complained about unsafe or unhealthful conditions or exercised other rights under the Act. Whistleblower protection provisions administered by OSHA also protect employees from retaliation for reporting violations of various airline, commercial motor carrier, motor vehicle safety, consumer product, environmental, consumer finance, food safety, health insurance reform, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime and securities laws.
Each law requires that complaints be filed within a certain number of days after the alleged retaliatory action; the time periods vary from 30 days to 180 days. If you believe you have been subjected to retaliation for whistleblowing, contact our firm immediately.
Proceedings Before EEOC
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an administrative agency which was created to investigate and enforce claimed violations of anti-discrimination laws. Our firm has represented hundreds of individuals before the EEOC.