You must think about engaging an employment lawyer if your employer is breaking any federal or state employment regulations. A lawyer in Oregon is capable of holding your employer liable for such infractions. 

These infractions might take a variety of forms.  Things like hostile work environments, safety violations, overtime violations, dangerous working conditions, and penalties for whistleblowers, among other things. You can speak with an attorney to find out if you have a case if you’re not sure if your company is breaking any employment laws.

A workplace conflict may be manageable without legal representation, but an Oregon Employment Lawyer can increase your chances of receiving the justice you deserve under federal and state regulations. This is particularly true for employees who face unsafe working conditions, sexual harassment, theft of wages, or discrimination.

Employment laws are something that far too many companies don’t tell their workers about. There are different ways for an employment lawyer to help you. On behalf of their clients, they can initiate settlement negotiations, initiate civil lawsuits, or communicate with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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1 and 2. Breach of Contract and Unpaid Wages

Your employer must follow the conditions specified in your employment contract, which is legally obligatory. This includes monetary pay, benefit packages, severance pay, and other things.

Regrettably, businesses frequently break employment contracts. The same applies if your employer breaks your contract of employment for any other reason, such as unpaid wages. To find out what to do next, you should get in touch with an experienced lawyer right away.

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3. Workplace Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Hostile Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace is an actual problem that affects many companies in Oregon and across the country.

Speak with an Oregon Employment Lawyer if you believe you have been the victim of discrimination.  You may be discriminated against on the basis of your sexual orientation, gender, age, political views, race, religion, or disability. Your employer ought to be held responsible for its activities as it is breaking the law. Nonetheless, an employment attorney can assist you in gathering evidence and building a case against your employer to get the compensation you are entitled to for discrimination you experienced at work.

Sexual harassment is prevalent in the workplace. Anyone can be a victim of sexual harassment. Occurrence of sexual harassment at the workplace makes of an uncomfortable work atmosphere and may also affect your work productivity.

Your rights are being violated if you are the victim of sexual harassment at work or if working in a hostile work environment. You should speak with an attorney to learn your options for legal action. No matter how uncomfortable it makes you to speak up, it’s important that you tell the truth and hold the harasser accountable.

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4.Wrongful Termination

It can be devastating to be wrongfully terminated from your employment. It not only ends your source of income, but it may also make it harder for you to get work in the future. Moreover, it could harm your credibility in the eyes of other possible employers.

When an employer fires an unfair employee, Oregon law offers three significant remedies: (a) wrongful discharge litigation (tort claims for wrongful dismissal); (b) breached contracts; and (c) statutory violations (infringements).

Your next move should be to get in touch with an attorney if you think you have suffered from wrongful termination. Our experienced employment attorneys will assist you in determining whether you have a case of wrongful termination and will assist you in restoring your credibility.

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5.Whistleblower Cases

Anyone who exposes illegal or fraudulent activity to the public is considered a whistleblower. It may also entail informing the proper authorities about misbehavior. A government agency, an organization, or a private or public firm may all be involved in dishonest conduct. 

At Will Employment

The “at-will” doctrine of employment law frequently applies to an employee in Oregon, as it does in many other states, when their employment terms are not regulated by a contract. 

According to the at-will doctrine, an employee or an employer may end the job relationship at any moment and for almost any cause. Nonetheless, Oregon’s common law acknowledges an exemption to the at-will employment doctrine related to public policy, which prohibits the termination of whistleblowers in retaliation. Employers are not permitted to decide who gets fired or demoted based on their ethnicity or gender, nor are they permitted to file a complaint alleging discrimination on these grounds. Similarly, whistleblower status is not a justification for termination decisions.

An employment lawyer will take all necessary legal measures to protect your rights if you are the target of retaliation for reporting misconduct. Our reputable and well-established law practice focuses on employment-related issues, including claims made by whistleblowers. 

Our experienced Oregon Employment Lawyers can provide you with relevant information about your work circumstances and the legal actions you might take to safeguard your rights.

If you are facing any employment issues at your workplace or if you wish to know more about how our experienced Oregon Employment Lawyers can help you, you can contact us at Meyer Employment Law.

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Discrimination law in the workplace includes unequal treatment based on age, national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, injury, disability, and  more.

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