If you are most like most Americans, you will spend roughly one third of your adult life working at a job. If you are fortunate, you will have found a career that gives you fulfillment and a place of employment where you feel valued – but this is unfortunately not always the case. Though those with whom or for whom we work are supposed to treat us with fairness and respect, there are many instances where employees are subjected to discrimination or harassment, cheated of their wages, or where they are taken advantage of or retaliated against in an illegal way. If you believe that you have been treated wrongly by your employer, you may feel powerless, but you are not. The attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz are here to act as your advocate and voice. We will provide you with legal counsel, guidance and representation that will get you the justice that you deserve.
There are a number of scenarios in which an employment lawyer can provide you with help. These include:
- If you have been subjected to a hostile work environment in which managers, supervisors or colleagues have made it difficult or unpleasant for you to do your job? Examples can include discrimination or harassment based upon such features as your age, your gender, your national origin, your race, or your disability.
- If you have been sexually harassed on the job, including having a manager, supervisor or colleague touch you, rub against you, slap your bottom, touch your hair, display pornography, ask for sex in exchange for employment advancements, or making inappropriate sexual jokes.
- If your employer has either withheld your wages, failed to pay you for work that you did on an overtime basis, asked you to work “off the clock”, or has simply failed to pay you the compensation that was agreed to, you may have grounds for a wage and hour violation lawsuit.
- If you believe that you were discriminated against within the workplace or in failing to get a job to which you applied as a result of age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or other category.
- If you have reported any of these types of offense to your manager or Human Resources department, only to find that rather than provide you with an appropriate reaction they have instead retaliated against you, or even fired you. Though employers are permitted to fire employees for nearly any reason, they are not permitted to do so in violation of public policy or law.
At the Philadelphia law firm of Bochetto & Lentz, we are passionate about standing up for the rights of those who have been mistreated in the workplace. We provide our knowledge, our experience, and our empathy to leveling the playing field and giving you a powerful voice. If you believe that your rights have been violated, call us today and learn more about how we can help.
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