Workers in Virginia hold a diverse but narrow array of rights and protections to guard against malicious actions by their employers, yet instances of employer misconduct occur every day. Employees in Portsmouth face many legal hurdles if they suspect they are victims of employment related crimes, such as sexual discrimination and harassment, race discrimination, age discrimination, defamation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, non-compete violations and other legal issues that arise in the workplace.
It is no simple feat to make the decision to file a complaint against your employer considering the unique economic and personal power an employer can hold over an employee. It is not uncommon for employers to take measures against an employee once they learn that a lawsuit has or may be filed. Employees often feel powerless to put an end to the harassment or discrimination once and for all, as they will lose both their salaries and their healthcare when they leave their jobs. Many may feel it is not their place to confront their supervisors or human resources department about the illegal actions taking place against them. However, an employee must take immediate measures to preserve his or her legal rights.
If you feel that you are being harassed or discriminated against in the workplace, there are state and federal laws designed to protect you from harm. Through the aid of a seasoned and knowledgeable employment law attorney, you can begin the journey that attempts to dilute or even end these hardships.
At Bertini Law, we understand how difficult it can be to pursue legal action against your employer. Bertini Law is a boutique employment law firm focusing on employee rights in the workplace that has obtained successful outcomes for many of our clients. Our compassionate employment law attorneys in Portsmouth proudly represent employees who are seeking resolutions to employer misconduct in the workplace. Whether you seek restitution for discrimination, harassment, or unpaid wages, our attorneys are thoroughly engaged in Virginia employment law. Attorneys Lisa A. Bertini and Andrea Ruege work diligently to protect your interests during each step of the legal process.
In addition, Bertini Law serves companies, medical practices and legal practices of all sizes seeking guidance in human relations. We represent clients on both sides of the law. Our strength comes from knowing what to expect from the opposing party during litigation. For years, we have defended clients involved in employment discrimination and harassment cases, including retaliation cases, failure to promote cases, pregnancy discrimination cases, workplace sexual harassment, and unemployment appeals. Call (757) 222-9165 for a legal consultation to discuss your employment law case.
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