labor/employment law

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It is usually understood that employees can bring claims for hostile work environment, wrongful termination, or even “constructive discharge” in which an employee states that an employer created working conditions so intolerable that a reasonable employee would feel compelled to resign. The degree of financial damages for which an employer may be liable in an employment-related lawsuit is often misunderstood. A successful litigant in an employment case is often entitled to compensatory damages, which may include economic damages, such as lost income and, in some circumstances, front pay, as well as non-economic damages, such as emotional distress and punitive damages. A lawsuit by a highly compensated executive can create the potential for large monetary damage awards simply because of the lost income.
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employment law areas of practice

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wrongful discharge

Numerous employees are fired unfairly, but not all of these firings create the basis for a wrongful discharge lawsuit. Employers can act unfairly, vindictively, arbitrarily, and/or stupidly in firing an employee, but that doesn’t mean there is a cause of action for wrongful discharge. Whether a cause of action for wrongful discharge exists depends upon the employer’s reason for firing the employee, and whether by statute or case law, a termination based on such a reason, is illegal.
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discrimination

There are many ways of proving discrimination, and if you believe you have been discriminated against in connection with the termination of your employment, please let us evaluate your case.
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sexual harassment

If you have been subjected to sexual harassment you should immediately seek legal advice on how to handle the situation, so as to preserve your rights and learn what you need to do to help prove your case.
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employment law attorneys

It is usually understood that employees can bring claims for hostile work environment, wrongful termination, or even “constructive discharge” in which an employee states that an employer created working conditions so intolerable that a reasonable employee would feel compelled to resign. The degree of financial damages for which an employer may be liable in an employment-related lawsuit is often misunderstood. A successful litigant in an employment case is often entitled to compensatory damages, which may include economic damages, such as lost income and, in some circumstances, front pay, as well as non-economic damages, such as emotional distress and punitive damages. A lawsuit by a highly compensated executive can create the potential for large monetary damage awards simply because of the lost income.

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wrongful termination attorneys

The attorneys at The Burkhalter Law Firm will evaluate whether you have a valid case under the relevant laws and regulations. The case evaluation is free. If the attorneys agree to represent you in such a case, then you do not owe any attorneys fee if there no recovery.  Please do not hesitate to speak out against fraud.
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