Employment Law

McGahren Law’s attorneys have significant experience in representing both individuals and companies in regard to what we believe is one of the most important present day concerns of all: the law of the workplace. As the filing of employment related lawsuits continues to escalate and state and federal law become more and more complicated, the need for outstanding legal representation cannot be overstated.

We also represent individuals whose employment-related rights under State or Federal law have been violated. Individuals who may fall in this category should understand, however, that while there are many wrongs that occur in the workplace or on the job, many are still not actionable under state law, since the bulk of employees are hired “at will.”

For that reason, and because of the large number of inquiries by individuals who believe they have been wronged, and because employment cases are generally more complicated than others and require more screening than usual, we generally charge a minimal consultation fee to determine whether an individual case is actionable (sexual harassment cases, however, do not require a consultation fee). While we bill companies and businesses on an hourly basis, individual cases may or may not be taken on a contingency basis, depending on the particular circumstances.

We currently handle cases in the following areas of employment law:

  • EEOC Complaints
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act/ Overtime Claims
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Interference With Contractual Relationships
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Negligent Hiring, Training & Retention
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Preparation of Employment Manuals/ Handbooks
  • Severance Agreements
  • Sex, Age, Religious, Ethnic and Racial Discrimination
  • Sexual Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistle Blowing Actions
  • Wrongful Discharge

Our attorneys have many years of experience interpreting and construing state and federal statutes and case law in areas such as employment discrimination, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee benefits, whistle blower litigation, wrongful discharge, employment contracts, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and special laws governing municipal employment.

Because employment law covers a complex network of laws that controls how employers must treat employees, former employees, and applicants for hire, we believe our experience can help employers to avoid employment-related legal problems.