Rhode Island Employment Lawyers

When facing harassment or discrimination in the workplace, the results to the employee may be retribution by the employer and loss of income due to wrongful termination. Under Rhode Island and Federal law, an employee has the right to perform his or her job without being treated in a discriminatory manner or fear of retaliation for reporting the unlawful workplace practice. He or she also has the right to report such behavior without the risk of losing his or her job or having his or her salary withheld.

The Providence attorneys at Asquith & Mahoney, PC, can skillfully represent you in your employment law matter. Attorney Denise Lombardo Myers has more than two decades of experience handling employment law matters in state and federal court. Denise can perform workplace investigations in either the public or private sector. She will provide an honest assessment of your claims and will litigate the matter should the need arise.

American With Disabilities Act

The American with Disabilities Act was passed by the federal government to allow disabled workers to be treated equally at the workplace. Under the ADA, employers can neither refuse to hire you, nor fire you, based upon your disability. Furthermore, your employer may not force you to perform your work duties under different terms or conditions. Employers must take reasonable steps to accommodate your needs so that you can satisfactorily perform your job. At Asquith & Mahoney, PC, we can represent you regarding any possible ADA violations or other employment litigation and make certain your needs at the workplace are met.

Family And Medical Leave Act

Though the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) generally is applied to situations involving a nonwork-related injury or when a child is born or adopted, there can be other circumstances where employee leave is required. In certain circumstances under the FMLA, employers may be required to provide you a specified amount of time off in the event you are the primary caretaker of an ailing spouse or child. However, not all employers are aware of how this law is to be applied. The attorneys at Asquith & Mahoney, PC, can represent you should an employer fail to provide the proper leave you are entitled to under the FMLA.

Wage And Hour Law

Under Rhode Island and federal laws, you are entitled to be paid fairly and in a timely manner. If you are an hourly employee, you may be entitled to overtime wages when working more than 40 hours per week.

Please contact our lawyers if you believe you have a labor or employment law claim.