Denver Colorado Employment Lawyers
Colorado Employment Law Attorneys
These are actual cases we handled successfully:
Employer doctors changed their nurse from a salaried employee to an hourly employee when the nurse became ill, in order to avoid providing her health benefits.
A manager lost his job because the employer relied on an inaccurate credit report.
The supervisor thought it was funny to keep sending a religious employee unwanted pornography.
The supervisor told the employee she just cannot trust Iranians.
The boss refused to pay final wages, and commissions based on trumped up charges of theft.
The male company owners told their pregnant manager that she was not welcome back after her child arrived, because she wwould be distracted by the baby.
Stutheit & Gartland, P.C., represents employees in employment law matters. Stutheit & Gartland, P.C. is committed to finding quick resolutions and making sure you understand your rights and options before making decisions.
We take a proactive approach to proving your claims and protecting your rights and your livelihood. Your claims for discrimination are subject to strict time limits by law, so Contact our office in Centennial, Colorado, now, to arrange a consultation.
Employment Law Work We Do:
- Discrimination, sexual harassment – We vigorously advocate on behalf of individuals who have been unlawfully discriminated against in the workplace based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We know the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We guard workers’ rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Colorado Civil Rights Act and laws protecting public employees. If you have been subjected to sexual abuse or outrageous conduct at the workplace, we press for your protection and advise as to your rights. If you are pregnant, the law gives you protection.
- Employment agreements – We will negotiate employment contracts and advise you as to your rights and obligations. We enforce broken promises made by the employer, from agreements made at hiring to promises of promotion, to wrongful discharge. A verbal agreement is still an enforceable agreement, but you need a lawyer’s help to prove existence of the agreement.
- Insurance issues – Questions about disability insurance and life insurance typically arise when employees leave their job or take an extended leave. We will help you understand your rights to continued coverage, and represent your interest.
- Leave, wages and overtime – We help our clients understand and enforce their rights under various state and federal laws regarding sick leave, family or maternity leave. We provide skilled guidance on issues related to employer’s obligations and employee rights to wages, overtime and other benefits.
- Noncompete agreements, proprietary information disputes- What client information may you use at your next job? Can the employer enforce a covenant against competition? We protect you against contracts you may regret later, and defend allegations you breached the employment agreement.
- Retaliation for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices, or making workers compensation claims.
- Severance agreements – negotiation and review
- Unemployment Insurance - we represent both employers and employees.
- Workplace investigations - objective, thorough and comprehensive assessment of discrimination complaints for employers and employees.
TIPS: A summary of U.S. anti-discrimination law is at http://www.eeoc.gov/facts.
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) must take reasonable steps to ensure the maximum possible accuracy of the information provided in consumer reports. In the case of reports provided for employment purposes, the CRA must provide employers with information regarding their obligation to provide employees or applicants with notice of any adverse action taken on the basis of these reports, and to notify them of their rights to copies of the reports and to a free reinvestigation.
Feel you are the victim of discrimination? Do not just quit your job. The employer’s best defense to a discrimination lawsuit is that you did not give it an opportunity to investigate and resolve your problem. Talk to a lawyer before you take drastic action.
Contact us for your initial consultation regarding your employment law matter. We offer fixed or flat fee, hourly and contingent fee arrangements, depending on the case.