State and federal law protects employees from discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, disability, and status as members of the Armed Forces of the United States. Employment laws also guarantee leave from employment for certain family and medical events and for some military service. If you are a victim of wrongful termination or discrimination, our Milwaukee employment lawyers can help.
We also handle employment contract negotiation and litigation involving severance agreements and non-compete agreements. Our employment law attorneys at The Previant Law Firm, S.C. have pursued employment claims on behalf of employees in the state and federal courts and a wide variety of other forums for decades. Established in 1912, we are one of Wisconsin’s oldest and most trusted law firms.
Contact us today at (414) 240-1185 for a free initial consultation.
The Basics of Employment Discrimination
Our employment lawyers work hard to protect workers’ rights in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin. We are prepared to assert your rights if you lose your job because your employer discriminates against you or because you need an extended medical leave.
We know the laws and fight on your behalf for employment claims involving:
- Disability discrimination. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a person cannot be fired for having a disability. In addition, the employer must make reasonable accommodations for the disabled person.
- Age discrimination. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects people over the age of 40 from being fired or refused for a position based on age alone.
- Race/gender discrimination. Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer cannot discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Our Milwaukee employment lawyers can file a claim on your behalf if somebody fired you or refused you employment for any of these reasons.
- Family and medical leave violations. Both the state of Wisconsin and the federal government have acts allowing an individual extended leave from employment to care for a new child, an ailing family member, or to attend to a personal sickness. An employee is entitled to his or her same/similar position upon return.
- Veterans’ re-employment rights. Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, you are entitled to your same position and benefits after fulfilling your military obligations. If you are a veteran and your employer did not grant your job back or refused to give you the same benefits or salary, we can help.
Wage & Overtime Claims in Wisconsin
Our attorneys also handle matters involving types of employment agreements such as the following:
- We protect our clients’ rights in severance agreement negotiations and if any problems arise after a layoff or termination.
- Non-compete agreements: Do you have questions about the terms of your non-compete agreement? Talk to one of our employment law attorneys today.
Now is the time to make sure your rights as an employee are fully protected under all applicable state and federal laws. Call (414) 240-1185 now for a free review of your case.