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- L.D., Portland.
Vermont Employee Rights Group lawyers seek justice for workers whose rights have been violated. Our lawyers have the knowledge, skill, and commitment needed to hold employers accountable when they violate the law. We help workers throughout the State of Vermont file discrimination and retaliation cases with administrative bodies, and we sue employers in federal and Vermont state court. The types of cases we handle include wrongful termination due to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, parental and medical leave violations, and failure to accommodate a disability.
It is important to us that we earn our clients’ trust. We promise to put your interests first. We will pursue your case despite opposition and obstruction by the employer. We have demonstrated the ability to win substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients over the years. We seek feedback from our clients and are proud that they consistently give us high marks in overall satisfaction, communication, and responsiveness. Our clients, colleagues, and even opposing counsel often refer friends and family to us.
There is no fee for our services unless we win. When we represent a client, we are a team striving for the same goal. This allows us to represent clients who could not otherwise afford to pay a lawyer by the hour to represent them.
The Vermont Employee Rights Group is accepting clients throughout the state. You can call on us from Bennington to Burlington to St. Albans, from Brattleboro to Montpelier to St. Johnsbury to Newport, and all other cities and towns in between.
Do you work for a great employer? Do you feel trusted? Do you have job security? Do you enjoy a positive work-life balance? Are you paid fairly? Too few workers can answer “yes” to all these questions. When your job is making you miserable, or you have been denied a job unfairly, or you have been wrongly discharged, there may be a legal solution. There are federal and Vermont state laws that protect employees from certain types of discrimination, retaliation, and other abusive employment practices. It is an unfortunate fact that in our legal system, employment laws do not solve every problem that workers face. Unfair treatment is not always illegal. Our firm can help you determine if your legal rights have been violated. We can guide you through the administrative and court process and avoid the many pitfalls that may arise.
If you are qualified for a promotion, and your boss tells you, “I am not promoting you because you are pregnant” or “because you are Asian”, that would probably be illegal because pregnancy and race discrimination are prohibited under federal and state law. However, most employers are too savvy to admit that they are committing illegal discrimination. Most of the time, a discrimination case is based on indirect or circumstantial evidence. One means of proving discrimination is to demonstrate that similarly situated employees were treated differently based on race, or sex, or some other protected category. Another example is when employer deviates inexplicably from a company policy or standard business practices when taking an adverse employment action against an employee.
Vermont Employee Rights Group lawyers have deep knowledge of the many ways that discrimination occurs.
Employment laws are complex. The law that applies to your situation depends on the size of your employer and the type of discrimination and retaliation from which you are suffering. Our Vermont employment attorneys can sort out which law applies to your situation including laws related to:
It would be nice if no worker was ever subjected to abusive words or mistreatment of any kind. When that day comes, there will be no more need for Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers.
If you are an employee and you feel you are being mistreated at work, call us at 833.365.2929 or complete our online form for a consultation.