Areas of Practice

Despite the laws in place to protect workers, employers all too often take advantage of or discriminate against their employees. It is stressful and frustrating to have your workplace rights trampled on and be left wondering about your livelihood and source of income. When workers become victims of unlawful conduct in the work place, they turn to us for help.

Skilling O’Leary is here to help employees stand up for themselves and right the wrongs committed against them. Our clients face a range of employment law issues, from harassment and discrimination, to wage and hour violations. We also represent victims of bad faith insurance disputes and fight against insurance carriers who deny legitimate claims.

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. 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 labor code in California provides protection to ensure fair compensation in the workforce.

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
  • 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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