At Dyer Law, we understand that navigating an employee rights lawsuit can be stressful. That’s why we won’t let you go through the legal maze alone. We’ll be there with you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected with the utmost amount of dignity and respect. If you need any legal help, give our team a call today for a free, no-pressure consultation.
Employee Rights Practice Areas
Employment law works to protect employees from a wide variety of legal issues that occur within the workplace. At Dyer Law, it’s our goal to help you understand your rights as an employee. Here are some common occurrences of workplace mistreatment where you may have a claim:
If you believe that you have been demoted or terminated based on your race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, or religion, you may have a claim for harassment or discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or the Nebraska Fair Employment Practices Act.
Workers Compensation Retaliation & Wrongful Termination
For employees who have been injured on the job and have been wrongly demoted or terminated, you have the right to receive just compensation for lost wages. Learn more about your rights in the state of Nebraska and how we can help you through this.
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) & USSERA (Uniformed Servicemen Employment and Reemployment Rights Act)
The Family Medical Leave Act entitles employees to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for specified reasons, in addition to any “qualifying exigency” arising out of the fact that a covered military member is on active duty or is soon to be deployed. Get to know your rights as an employee and how you’re covered under these acts.
The Uniformed Servicemen Employment and Reemployment Rights Act protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions for military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services.
Whistleblower retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in protected activity, such as reporting a violation of the law. Learn about the many forms of whistleblowing and how Dyer Law works to protect you as an employee.
Other Practice Areas
Dyer Law is here to help you understand your rights, no matter what you’re going through. Here are some other areas of employee rights law that we’ve worked on:
Wage & Hour Claims
If you feel you haven’t been paid the proper minimum wage or for overtime, you’re protected under the Fair Labor & Standards Act (FLSA). That protection extends to retaliation claims for FLSA complaints. Additionally, if an employer has not paid you for your labor or services, filing a claim through the Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act can help you recover your wages.
Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environment
Employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with a safe environment. If you have been a victim of workplace sexual harassment or a hostile work environment, Dyer Law is here to help you through the process of protecting your rights.
Railroad Injury Claims & Whistleblower Claims
Are you a railroad worker? Whether you’ve been injured or have experienced some kind of workplace mistreatment, your rights are protected through the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Additionally, protection for whistleblowing or reporting railroad injures and safety violations is provided by the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA).
The Dyer Law Process
We understand that you’re going through a stressful, confusing experience. Dyer Law will simplify the complicated legal process for you so you are able to focus on what truly matters in your life. Here’s what you can do to make the first step:
Contact our team to set up your free consultation.
A member of our team will meet with you in person or on the phone to learn more about your situation.
We’ll help you to understand your rights while providing professional advice on how you should move forward.
If we mutually decide to move forward with your case, we will get started and work towards getting you the compensation you deserve.
Employee Rights FAQs
If you still have questions about your rights as an employee, learn more about employment law with these frequently asked questions.
What Does Labor and Employment Law Cover?
Labor and employment laws cover a variety of issues that may arise in the workplace. At Dyer Law, our employee rights services include:
- Employee Discrimination
- Workplace Harassment
- Wrongful Termination
- Wage Theft
- Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
How do You Determine If You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated?
Nebraska is an at-will employment state, which means that an employer can terminate you for any reason, with or without cause. This is only viable so long as there is no enforceable oral or written contract in place that guarantees your employment.
Sometimes there may be an illegal reason you’re being terminated—such as discrimination or retaliation.
If you suspect that you may be a victim of wrongful termination, reach out to Dyer Law and our friendly team will be happy to assist you.
What Qualifies as Discrimination at Work?
Discrimination in the workplace includes any unfair treatment because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older), or genetic information (via EEOC).
How Does Wage Theft Happen?
Wage theft occurs when an employer fails to pay you what you are owed. This most commonly happens when you’re not compensated for overtime hours, but other situations can include not receiving your last paycheck, paying you less than minimum wage, and not paying commissions.
Pregnancy discrimination is a form of workplace discrimination perpetrated against pregnant individuals and shouldn't go unnoticed. Pregnant workers and job-seekers should not only be aware of what qualifies as pregnancy discrimination but also what their rights are...
Contact Dyer Law
Do you feel you’ve been victim to mistreatment in the workplace? Dyer Law will work alongside you to make sure you’re represented by people who care about your issues and want to see that you’re compensated fairly! If you feel that your employee rights have been violated and need somebody to talk to, Dyer Law will always be here for you—even if you just need to sort through some complicated thoughts. Give our team a call today for a no-pressure, free consultation.
The Ultimate Guides
Dyer Law attorneys have authored two books to provide you helpful information when you are involved in an accident or workers’ compensation situation. Both are available free from Dyer Law.