Employment Lawyers in Traverse City, Michigan
The Neumann Law Group is a Traverse City, Michigan employment law firm that works for employees who have suffered discrimination on the job, experienced sexual harassment on the job, or have a wage and hour dispute with their employer. If you believe you were terminated from your job as an act of retaliation, if you believe you experienced discrimination at work, or experienced sexual harassment, you may have the right to seek damages and compensation for your losses. Sometimes employees leave jobs because they have been discriminated against or have been sexually harassed. Other times, employees may stay at a job, but be fired for speaking up. If you have experienced discrimination, the discrimination lawyers at the Neumann Law Group in Traverse City, Michigan may be able to help you.
Other types of employment law cases we handle include unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, and wage and hour disputes. Most workers are entitled to receive time and a half pay for every hour they work overtime in a week. If you worked overtime, but didn’t receive time and a half pay, you may have the right to seek damages. The Neumann Law Group is an employment law firm in Traverse City, Michigan that may be able to help you.What is Discrimination?
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, you have the right to be protected from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or genetic information. This includes protection from harassment on the job from co-workers, managers, and customers. This also includes protection from unfair treatment. If you believe you were passed up for a promotion, weren’t hired, or fired, because of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or genetic information, you may have the right to pursue a lawsuit or seek damages. Discrimination laws also protect you from retaliation. If you reported sexual assault or sexual harassment on the job, and were denied promotions, fired, or otherwise retaliated against, you may have the right to seek damages as well.
Discrimination law also includes protections against discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Employers must treat pregnant workers the way they would treat any other worker with a temporary disability. This includes offering options for lighter duty or other reasonable accommodations.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, your first step should be to report the situation to your manager or to human resources. If you are unable to resolve the issue this way, or if you believe you are being retaliated against, the discrimination lawyers at the Neumann Law Group in Traverse City, Michigan may be able to help you. Discrimination on the job, or harassment on the job can be incredibly distressing. If you believe you have experienced discrimination, reach out to the Neumann Law Group today.Unpaid Wage, Unpaid Overtime, and Wage Disputes in Traverse City, Michigan
Most employers are required to pay their workers overtime, with few exceptions. If you worked long work weeks (that is, a workweek in excess of 40 hours per week), you may be entitled to receive overtime pay. Overtime pay is time and a half pay for every hour you work over a regular 40-hour workweek. This means if you typically make $20 an hour, your overtime pay would be $30 an hour. If you have not been paid overtime, you may have the right to make a claim. The employment lawyers at the Neumann Law Group may be able to assist you.
Our employment lawyers can also assist you with wage and hour disputes. If you are owed money or if you believe you were not paid the wage agreed upon in your contract, the Neumann Law Group is an employment law law firm that may be able to assist you. Other cases way wage disputes may arise include cases where workers discriminated against certain workers because of gender or other factors. For example, employers are not permitted to pay women and men different rates for the same work and same educational background. If you believe you have been discriminated in this way, you may also have the right to bring forth a case. According to the Center for American Progress, the gender wage gap holds that women are only paid 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. While it is believed that some of these wage disparities may be due to pregnancy and childbirth and due to the fact that some women leave the workforce to raise children, there have certainly been documented cases where women were discriminated on the basis of pay. If you believe your workplace isn’t paying men and women fairly, you may be able to fight back.
The employment lawyers at the Neumann Law Group are here to help you if you have experienced discrimination on the job, or have questions about your rights as worker. Many employees are afraid to fight back because they fear retaliation. The Neumann Law Group is an employment law law firm in Traverse City, Michigan that may be able to assist you.