EMPLOYMENT LAW IN BEND OREGON
Has your employer abused you? Are they straying away from the employee handbook or contract? Have you been discriminated against, sexually harassed and/or wrongfully terminated because of your gender identity or sexual orientation?
If yes, then under either Oregon or federal law, you can be able to seek compensation for your troubles.
To ensure that you get your deserved compensation, you should retain a professional Bend, Oregon employment attorney to help you understand the full scope of your rights under Oregon and federal employment laws.
Why should you seek Meyer Stephenson?
A few of the ills that businesses inflict on their workers include sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful dismissal. It violates your civil liberties and is not acceptable most of the time.
As the employment law experts at Meyer Stephenson can attest, you should not tolerate these kinds of violations. Hundreds of employees’ civil rights are violated because of corporate greed and profits, and we have been proud to represent some of them here in Bend, Oregon.
Your rights will always be protected by our Bend Oregon Employment Attorneys
The purpose of employment laws is to protect workers and ensure that they are treated fairly. A variety of labor laws have been enacted since the turn of the 20th century, with the goal of ensuring employee safety, eliminating discrimination in the recruiting process, establishing a minimum pay, and so on.
Employers do not continually monitor or obey the said regulations/laws that benefit the millions of people who rely on them for a living. Thus, if you have been taken advantage of by your employer, you will require expert legal counsel to assist you in collecting the compensation you are entitled to.
The following are just a few of the employment law concerns that we at Meyer Stephenson can assist you with:
- Minimum wage violations.
- Wrongful termination.
- Any disputes involving Contracts of employment.
- Sexual harassment.
- Discrimination, be it gender, race, religion, age, pregnancy, etc.
- Whistleblowing and retaliation.
- Disputes over overtime pay.
- Violence in the workplace.
- Violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Unfair non-compete contracts.
- Disputes regarding overtime hours.
Meyer Stephenson will always defend your civil rights whether you are starting a new job, leaving an old one, or just confronting unfavorable changes in your work.
Some of the Workplace Violations include:
Retaliation by the employer
Employees, in general, have a plethora of rights given to them by law. They can’t be fired, demoted, given lower pay, excluded from activities or events, reassigned, or rescheduled in a manner that causes an undue hardship when they exercise such rights.
Retaliation usually occurs when an employee’s legally protected acts are retaliated against. It generally occurs when the employee:
- Makes a complaint about an employer’s working conditions.
- Obtains compensation for work-related injuries.
- Testifies against the employer in court as a witness.
- Files a discrimination or harassment complaint.
- Requests a FMLA leave of absence.
- Intervenes to protect others while also rebuffing sexual attempts.
- Requests a religious or disability-related accommodation.
- Inquires about compensation information from supervisors or coworkers in order to detect possible discriminatory salaries.
A frequent cause of employment litigation is discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination against a worker is based on the following factors:
- National origin.
- Sexual orientation.
Discrimination in the workplace may take the following forms:
- Discriminating against employees based on their race or ethnicity.
- Refusal to increase wages.
- Equal opportunities not being provided.
- Rejection of a job offer.
- Refusal to give promotions.
Often, but not always, charges of sexual harassment include sexually explicit behaviors or statements. Among them are:
- Sexual approaches that are not welcome.
- Requests for sexual favors.
- Verbal harassment of a sexual nature.
- Sexually motivated violence.
Sexual approaches aren’t always an apparent cause of harassment. However, making derogatory comments regarding a person’s sexual orientation is a kind of harassment. A hostile or unpleasant workplace or an adverse employment decision, such as demotion or termination to a particular employee, may make even casual remarks regarding the said employee’s sexual orientation discriminatory.
Wrongful termination lawsuits could be brought against an employer if the employee was fired for unlawful reasons. When an employee is fired for reasons such as their belonging to a protected class, it is considered wrongful termination. Wrongful termination is the most prevalent cause of employment-related litigation. It occurs to employees with a disability, for being of a particular race or gender, for belonging to a specific faith, for reaching a certain age, etc.
Wrongful termination may have occurred if you were dismissed after any of the previously mentioned reasons. At Meyer Stephenson, we understand how to deal with employer and employee disputes, and even if your employer doesn’t confess to any wrongdoing, we will always give our best to uphold your rights. If your dismissal was discriminatory and bad in law, we will do a thorough investigation and take to task your employer.
Wage and Hour Disputes
Employees and former employees are entitled to back pay for any money they were due by their employers. Disputes over the minimum wage and overtime pay are prominent examples of this.
- Violations of the Minimum Wage Laws
You must be paid at least the federal or state minimum wage when you work for your employer in Oregon. $12.75 an hour is the standard minimum wage in Bend, Oregon, for workers of any age. Even salaried full-time employees must be paid at least the minimum wage if they work a 40-hour week.
- Violations of the Overtime Regulations.
If you work more than eight hours in a day, 40 hours a week, or seven days in a row, you are entitled to overtime—no matter whether you work as salaried or at an hourly rate.
If your employer has failed to pay you the wages or overtime wages that you are owed, contact Meyer Stephenson for assistance. If your employer owes you money, we will submit a claim to get it, plus possible penalties depending on how long your issue went unresolved.
Contact our Experienced Employment Attorneys in Bend, Oregon
To ensure that employers do not take advantage of their workers, both federal and state legislation have created a favorable legal regime for workers so that they can pursue an honest and respectable life.
Meyer Stephenson is committed to defending workers’ rights in the state of Oregon, and we have fought for various clients in a diversity of employment law cases. We are committed to ensuring that you have a reasonable life and that your employers should appropriately recognize your efforts.
Our Bend Oregon employment attorneys can assist you if you or a family member has been a victim of workplace discrimination.
Feel free to contact us here. We can discuss your employment issues and tell you how we can assist you in a free consultation.
Bend Employment Attorney, Robert Meyer
Bend Employment Law Attorney , Michael Owens
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