Aiding Employees In Employment Law Disputes
Let’s face it: in most employment relationships, employers have the upper hand. In an employment at will state like New York, private employers can generally make hiring and firing decisions with no oversight and without stating cause. Too many of us have experienced unfair treatment and sudden loss of employment.
Employers may have the upper hand, but you don’t have to fight these battles alone. At Housh Law Offices, PLLC, we believe in helping the underdog. That’s why our firm never represents employers in legal disputes. We are also proud members of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Lambda Legal Network.
Employment Law Services We Offer
For years, Housh Law Offices, PLLC, has been vigorously advocating for workers in employment disputes. We have helped countless clients hold their employers liable for:
- Discrimination based on race, ethnicity and country of origin
- Disabilty discrimination and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Gender discrimination (including sexual orientation and gender identity)
- Age descrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Employment retaliation
- Illegal termination based on protected activities like filing a workers’ compensation claim, being a whistleblower, or missing work to participate in jury duty
- Sexual harassment
- Employee misclassification
- Wage theft and failure to pay overtime
- Any other violation of employee rights
Starting A Job Or Leaving The Company? Talk To Us First.
Employment law attorneys are usually hired after wrongdoing has already occurred. But our team of talented lawyers can also help ensure that you are treated fairly when you start or end a work relationship.
Employment Contracts: Do you understand what you are signing? Are the terms fair? After looking over the contract with you, our attorneys will help you understand exactly what the contract says and how it might affect you. We may also be able to negotiate better terms on your behalf.
If you are being asked to sign an adhesion contract (take-it-or-leave-it with no negotiation), we can also inform you of the possible risks associated with such an agreement.
Severance Packages: When you sign one of these agreements, you are essentially giving up your right to sue your former employer for wrongful termination or other legal claims. You should not waive that right without receiving due consideration in return (appropriate severance pay and benefits). We can help you determine if the severance package being offered is fair and reasonable. We may also be able to help you negotiate terms.
How Can We Help You? Contact Us To Find Out.
With locations in Buffalo and Rochester, Housh Law Offices, PLLC, serve clients in Western New York and the Finger Lakes region. Discuss your employment law needs with us by filling out our online contact form or by calling 716-362-1129.