Columbus, Ohio Employment Law Attorney Protects Your Rights
High-quality representation for employees and small business owners
Employment law encompasses the statutes and regulations that govern the workplace and the relationship between employers and employees. Employment law deals with such issues as wrongful termination, workplace harassment and discrimination, maternity leave, employer retaliation, and medical leave. Many of these issues are regulated at the state and federal levels.
Sharon Cason-Adams, the employment law litigator at Adams & Liming, LLC provides aggressive representation for employees whose rights have been violated. We also counsel employers and defend them against employee claims. Our experience on both sides of employment law issues allows us to develop creative solutions to complex employer-employee disputes.
Experience you can trust in employment law cases
Each case is unique, and it is important to retain an attorney who listens and develops a strategy based on your individual needs and goals. Our firm has the experience and resources needed to address serious violations of workplace rights. We provide high-quality representation in cases of:
- Discrimination — We aggressively pursue claims of discrimination based on age, disability, gender, race, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, religion and military status.
- Sexual harassment — Federal law protects both men and women from sexual harassment in the workplace. Our employment lawyers are powerful advocates for harassment victims, seeking not only financial compensation but also real change in the work environment.
- Family Medical Leave Act – The FMLA requires employers, with fifty (50) or more employees, to provide twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees. Employers are prohibited from counting this leave time against your attendance or otherwise considering this leave as a negative factor when making employment decisions. If your employer refuses to grant leave or otherwise violates the law, we can help.
- Whistleblower laws — Whistleblower laws prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for reporting illegal activity. If your employer has retaliated against you, we explore your legal options.
- Wrongful termination — Employees may not be terminated for retaliatory or discriminatory reasons. If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, we help you recover the compensation and benefits you are entitled to.
- Non-competition agreements — Employees are often required to sign non-compete agreements as a condition of employment or to get a promotion. These agreements are meant to help businesses protect trade secrets, but may unfairly restrict employees’ abilities to find employment. Our employment attorneys work with you to challenge an unfair non-compete agreement.
- Employee rights — Employees have the right to a safe work environment and employers are required to maintain workers compensation insurance in the event of a workplace injury. Sometimes employers try to discourage employees from filing claims or retaliate against them when they do. If you find yourself in this situation, call us.
- Overtime pay and Minimum Wage – Most hourly employees are entitled to receive overtime wages for all hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours per week. Employers who refuse to pay overtime may be violating the law.
- Concerted Activity –Employers who create work rules to prohibit employees from complaining about terms and conditions of employment may be violating the National Labor Relations Act. With the advent of social media, some employers have implemented policies forbidding employees from discussing their workplace on-line. If your employer has disciplined you for violating such a policy, we can help you file a charge.
How we can help employers
The state and federal laws governing the employment relationship are often complex. Small business owners often struggle to understand all of their legal obligations. At Adams & Liming, LLC we understand that small businesses do not have the same internal resources as big companies with teams of HR professionals and in-house legal counsel. We work with employers to craft sound employment policies and practices to create a positive working atmosphere and avoid running afoul of the law. Let us be your HR department.
If you find your business entangled in an employment dispute, our team has the experience to help. We can represent you before administrative agencies like the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (“OCRC”), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and more. We are experienced litigating cases in both State and Federal Court.
Small employers need an attorney on your side with a thorough understanding of the applicable state and federal laws and how those laws are being applied by the courts. Our team has the knowledge to handle your employment law issue efficiently.
Put our employment law attorney to work for you today
If you find yourself involved in an employment dispute, contact Adams & Liming, LLC. We offer free consultations. Call us today at 614-488-2053 or contact us online. Our office, at 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 104D, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with after-hours appointments available as needed.