It is important to know your rights in the workplace and to do so, it is always wise to consult with an experienced legal professional who can guide you through your options and explain your employer's responsibilities. Whether the issue concerns sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, leave from work or whistleblower claims, the attorneys at the Rayburn Law Office can provide you with the information you need. If you have questions regarding your rights in the workplace, it is important that you speak with experienced legal counsel. For more detail on particular types of claims, see the links below.
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Our client was an asst. manager of a gas station. He injured his leg while on the job and reported his injury to his supervisor. Within 2 weeks his regional manager terminated him for reporting the injury. We presented a claim for discrimination and retaliation against an injured worker in violation of Oregon statutes (ORS 659a.040). A federal jury awarded damages for the wrongful discharge/retaliation and punitive damages totaling $435,000.
A female worker in a warehouse reported severe and pervasive sexual harassment and dangerous drug use by forklift operators endangering the workers.
The company responded by terminating the woman. A confidential settlement was reached on our client's claims of sexual harassment and retaliation.
A female dispatcher became violently ill and had to go to the hospital. Our client was eligible for family leave for her illness. When she returned to work, she advised her employer that she needed to return for further surgery. After reporting this to her supervisor she was fired in violation of her family leave rights. A confidential settlement was reached between the parties.