Fighting to Protect Your Rights as an Employee
Aaron W. Baker, Attorney at Law, of Portland, Oregon
In difficult economic times, people worry about challenging a supervisor or employer engaged in race discrimination or sexual harassment, or who is refusing to pay overtime or allow family leave. Employees worry that they'll lose their jobs in a time in which most people employed consider themselves lucky to have work. So they suffer in hostile work environments, enduring inappropriate and even illegal behavior in order to keep their jobs.
It doesn't have to be that way. You can stand up for yourself, your career and your family by talking to an employee rights lawyer. Learn how you can stop workplace discrimination or harassment while protecting your job. Understand the compensation you could receive for lost wages, being passed over for promotion, improper discharge and the pain and suffering of discrimination and harassment.
Take the first step in fighting for workplace justice by calling Aaron W. Baker, Attorney at Law, at 503-575-9617 or 866-605-1906 toll-free to see if you qualify for a free initial consultation. You can also contact his office online. Attorney Baker takes cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney fees if you don't receive compensation.
Attorney Baker is an effective, experienced employment law advocate for employees victimized by unfair work practices, including the following:
- Race discrimination: forms of this discrimination include substandard pay, racial epithets and being passed over for promotions and raises
- Sexual harassment: workplace harassment can include inappropriate sexual innuendo and jokes, demands for sexual favors in exchange for keeping a job or receiving a promotion or raise, and being ostracized for not participating in sexual banter
- Employment contracts: it's always wise to have an attorney analyze any employment contract, severance agreement, non-compete agreement or non-solicit agreement you are asked to sign
- Wage claims: if an employer fails to pay overtime, forces you to work off the clock, labels you as a salaried employee in order to increase your hours without increasing your pay, you could be eligible to file a wage claim
- Retaliatory discharge: improper firing from a job in retaliation for filing complaints, including discrimination, harassment or a wage claim
- Discrimination: based on race, age, gender, national origin, religion, ethnicity, disability; denying Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits