Protecting Clients’ Rights In Employment Disputes
If you have been fired unjustly or one of your employees is accusing you of mistreatment in the workplace, there is a good chance that your differences will need to be resolved through employment litigation. It is important in these situations to retain an experienced trial attorney.
Standing Up For Unfairly Treated Employees
While employers have a great deal of authority to hire, fire, promote and demote employees, there are several circumstances where employees who have been terminated or otherwise treated adversely can challenge their treatment in court. The most common examples include:
- Employment discrimination : If you have been fired, denied promotion or otherwise mistreated due to your race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or age, you may have a claim against your employer for employment discrimination.
- Sexual harassment : Harassment on the basis of sex can also be considered employment discrimination if it takes the form of a quid pro quo or creates a hostile work environment.
- Retaliatory discharge : If you have been fired because you complained about discrimination, filed a workers’ compensation claim or otherwise tried to assert your legal rights, your discharge may be a case of illegal retaliation.
- Wrongful termination : If you have an employment contract that specifies that you can be terminated only for cause, our attorneys can help you enforce that provision.
We are experienced at initiating employment litigation on behalf of employees. If necessary, we will take your case to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) before filing a lawsuit.
Defending Employers Against Employee Lawsuits
Many employment claims are based on misunderstandings of the employer’s motivations or the applicable law. In addition to representing employees, our attorneys defend small and medium-sized businesses throughout the northeast against employment litigation.
Whether you have been mistreated at work or accused of mistreatment by one of your employees, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss what the experienced trial lawyers at our firm can do to help you protect your rights.
At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP — with offices in Lexington and Nashua — we represent employees and employers throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire in employment litigation. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.