Skillful St. Louis Attorney Fights for Employees Facing Unlawful Workplace Conduct
Missouri legal firm provides respected representation in employment disputes
Since 1987, the Law Offices of Joan M. Swartz has been representing the rights of people who are undergoing workplace problems. We counsel workers in a variety of employment law cases related to sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination and disability discrimination as well as advising them about unpaid overtime law and other workplace matters. Whether you live on the Missouri or Illinois side of the St. Louis metropolitan area, our attorney has successfully represented clients in employment law cases for more than three decades and can do the same for you.
Accomplished lawyer represents victims of workplace discrimination and sexual harassment
State and federal employment laws protect people from sexual harassment and discrimination at work. Unlawful discrimination can be based on a variety of different factors. For example, individuals with a mental or physical disability may be denied reasonable workplace accommodation, fair wages, a job or a promotion due to their impairment. At our firm, we have experience with helping clients file ADA (Americans with Disabilities Acts) claims against companies who engage in this discriminatory behavior. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against or sexually harassed at work, our dedicated attorney can advise you about the applicable laws and aim for compensation for your pain and suffering as well as other damages that may arise if your employer’s misconduct resulted in your wrongful termination.
Dedicated legal counsel seeks compensation for clients’ unpaid overtime and other workplace violations
If you’re classified as a non-exempt employee in Missouri or Illinois and work more than 40 hours in a workweek, you are entitled by state and federal laws to overtime pay of 1.5 times your regular rate for each hour beyond 40 worked. If you believe your job classification makes you eligible for overtime but you didn’t receive it, you have two years to file a claim for your unpaid wages. Our firm can help you understand your employment classification to ascertain if you are eligible for overtime, guide you through the claims process and determine whether you have been misclassified as an exempt employee so that your employer can avoid paying you overtime, which is a not uncommon practice. We also advocate for workers when their employers violate other workplace laws such as incorrectly labeling them as independent contractors, not paying earned vacation time or commissions as well as other common violations.
Contact a committed labor and employment law firm for a consultation
Our skilled attorney at the Law Offices of Joan M. Swartz in St. Louis has helped Missouri and southwest Illinois workers with legal employment issues since 1987. To schedule a consultation, call 314-626-4715 or contact us online.