Areas of Practice

Our clients face a range of employment law issues, from harassment and discrimination, to wage and hour violations. Our clients include both workers and small-business employers who look to Skilling O’Leary for assistance with litigating their employment law issues as well as drafting/negotiating employment contracts.  These issues broadly range from harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination claims to Labor Code violations such as failure to pay wages and overtime, misclassification of non-exempt employees, and failure to provide proper meal/rest periods.  We also represent employees and employers in disputes regarding separation agreements, non-competition agreements, and non-disclosures (NDAs).

In addition to employment law, Skilling O’Leary also represents victims of insurance bad faith.  These cases typically involve an insurance claim that has been improperly denied by an insurance company.  We fight on behalf of our clients to hold insurance companies accountable and to make sure claims are paid in a timely manner.

Regardless of your case type, our aggressive and problem-solving approach can deliver you justice and compensation for your suffering.

Employment Law

Employment law cases can arise from any number of circumstances. Maybe a co-worker is harassing a fellow employee. Other times management is to blame for labor law violations.

If you feel your employment rights have been violated, you should reach out for legal advice. If you have questions about whether your company’s employment practices are compliant, contact us. Our lawyers can advise you on a range of employment issues, including:

Pregnancy/Pregnancy Leave Discrimination – there are federal and state laws on the books to protect the rights of pregnant employees and new mothers. These laws exist to protect pregnant workers and their families from retaliation, termination, and other forms of discrimination in the workplace.

Cancer/Disability Discrimination – the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) make it unlawful to discriminate against people with disabilities, including cancer. We go after law-breaking employers, so you can focus on your healing.

Racial Discrimination – the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state laws make race-based discrimination unlawful. Like other forms of discrimination, racial discrimination can be subtle and difficult to identify. It is important to discuss these issues with an attorney to determine whether the employer has engaged in discrimination.

Age Discrimination – the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that protects employees from age discrimination. Along with other state laws, employees are afforded legal protections from adverse employment actions made on the basis of an employee’s age.

Wage and Hour – the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the labor codes in California and Colorado provide protection to ensure fair compensation to the workforce.

Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, and Non-Disclosure Agreements – contractual provisions designed to protect the employer’s trade secrets and confidential information can often prevent an employee from earning a living after separation. It is important for both employees and employers to understand what provisions are enforceable.

We also handle the following types of cases:

  • Discrimination based on gender, pregnancy, disability, race, or age
  • Harassment
  • Leave violations
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliation against whistleblowers
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Severance Agreements
  • Breach of employment contracts
  • Misclassification of employment status

Insurance Bad Faith

Insurance companies are in business to make money. They often deny or undervalue a legitimate claim to beef up their bottom line. Often these arbitrary decisions are made without any regard for the facts or the actual merit of the claim. Our lawyers have the legal skills and aggressive approach to take on these big corporations and demand accountability for denials of insurance claims. Learn more about insurance bad faith here.

Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation

If your workplace rights have been violated, or your insurance claim denied, you need to seek legal counsel.  The lawyers of Skilling O’Leary can help. Contact us today by calling (619) 500-4027 or (720) 330-9000 for a free case evaluation and learn your next legal steps.

If you or a loved one have been victimized by unfair workplace practices, contact us today for a free case review.

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