Representative Employee Services
If you were fired because of an illegal reason such as harassment or discrimination, or in retaliation for asserting your workplace rights our firm can advocate for you and help you recover your lost wages and possibly other damages and help set things right
Unpaid Wages and Unpaid Overtime
The Colorado Wage Act protects employee rights to recover unpaid wages and commissions they have earned. Our firm has assisted many clients in not only recovering their unpaid wages or commissions, but also penalties against the employer.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act non-exempt employees must receive overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a single work-week. However, determining who is exempt, and who is non-exempt is not always easy. If you have not been paid for working more than 40 hours in a week our firm may be able to help you recover not just back pay but also additional monetary penalties against your employer.
Discrimination and Retaliation
Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination based on characteristics such as race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age and disability. In addition, State law prohibits discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation. Discrimination occurs when an employee suffers an adverse action such as being denied a promotion, raise or benefit, or is terminated, because they fit in one of the above characteristics. Unlawful retaliation occurs when an employee is punished for complaining about discrimination or harassment.
Our firm has extensive experience successfully representing victims of workplace discrimination and retaliation. We have helped numerous employees to stand up for their civil rights and recover what was lost or denied to them.
Sexual Harassment and Hostile Environment
Sexual harassment in the workplace and is prohibited by both federal and state laws. There are two forms of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo harassment occurs when a co-worker or superior demands sexual favors in exchange for a benefit, or to prevent a punishment (such as termination). A hostile work environment consists of comments and conduct of a sexual nature that are sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the terms or conditions of an employee’s work environment. Discrimination because of pregnancy is a form of sexual harassment and discrimination.
Our firm regularly represents employees who have been victims of sexual harassment, and we have achieved considerable success on their behalf.
Note: Harassment and Discrimination claims are subject to strict time limits for filing. Do not delay in speaking with an attorney so as to not lose your rights to a claim.
Just because an employee signed a Non-Compete Agreement (also known as a Non-Competition Agreement) it isn’t necessarily enforceable. That is because Colorado courts only enforce Non-Compete Agreements in very limited circumstances. And those circumstances must be reasonable in terms of scope and duration.
If you have been asked to sign a Noncompetition Agreement, or if you are already subject to an employment contract that contains a Non-Compete clause and you want to know your rights, we can help you and evaluate your options. We also defend employees’ when their former employers sue them to prohibit them from working for a competitor because of a Non-Compete Agreement.
Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation
The Americans With Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against an employee because of their disability. This includes wrongfully denying a request for a Reasonable Accommodation of that disability. However, determining if your condition is covered under the ADA and if the accommodation requested is reasonable are very complex issues. The firm has represented many individuals with a disability and assisted them in getting the accommodation to which they are entitled. And in other instances, getting them placed in positions they were previously denied, or recovering a monetary settlement to compensate them for their damages when they have been wrongfully terminated. The firm has also assisted numerous clients in obtaining their right to medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
In addition to the above The Law Office of Cynthia Wellbrock can help employees with the following issues:
- Severance agreements
- Unemployment insurance appeals
- Contract negotiation and review
We can offer a wide range of fee options ranging from hourly to contingency fee basis. We want you to get the compensation you deserve, so you can move forward with your life.
Call us at 303-785-7783 or contact us with the link provided.