Your job provides the stability you require to provide for yourself and your family, to put food on the table and to keep a roof over your head. Throughout the uncertainty of the global coronavirus pandemic and the financial repercussions of COVID-19, this stability is more important than ever. However, far too many employers are using this crisis as an excuse to abandon their responsibilities to workers. Even employees who have been with a company for decades are being treated in ways that are unconscionable. Nobody ever wants to sue an employer, but you may be feeling like you’re running out of options. Something that has become extremely clear over the course of the COVID-19 outbreak is that your employer isn’t showing you anywhere near the loyalty that you have shown the organization. It’s time to stop listening to the excuses. Stop giving management the benefit of doubt. If there are legal duties which your employer is failing to meet, then it’s time to stand up for your legal rights.
Why You May Sue An Employer During The COVID-19 Outbreak
The most common reasons workers are suing their employers throughout the coronavirus pandemic include:
- Being denied payment for work already performed
- Being denied overtime pay, hazardous duty pay, or meal and rest breaks
- An employer violating wage and hour laws while you are working from home
- Being fired for wearing masks and other protective gear
- Being fired for whistleblowing
- Being forced to work while sick or without appropriate safety measures
Questions To Ask
- Can I sue an employer for unpaid wages?- Even though everybody is under hard financial stress right now, including big corporations, it’s still no excuse for an employer to refuse to pay you the money that you’ve already worked for. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what some companies have been caught doing, at the time that their employees are the most vulnerable.
- Can I sue an employer for wrongful termination?- Nobody deserves to lose their job simply for standing up for their legal rights. If you were fired for wanting to wear protective gear, pointing out unsafe work environments or having symptoms of coronavirus, then you can seek legal recourse. Inform yourself on what constitutes wrongful termination and what you can do about it.
- How much money does it take to sue your employer?- Money is a huge obstacle for many workers who are now forced into the unthinkable position of having to sue an employer just to protect themselves. Employment lawsuits can be expensive, but lawyers who deal with employment claims on a contingency basis or as a class action lawsuit won’t ask you to pay anything out of pocket for your lawsuit.
It isn’t easy to find the courage to sue a former or even current employer, but if you’re doing it for the right reasons- for the well-being of your family, for justice, for your colleagues who are being similarly exploited or mistreated- you are not in it alone. You’re getting more than legal representation when you hire a lawyer to sue your employer. You’re gaining an advocate who will fight tirelessly to protect your rights. The initial consultation with Behren Law Firm is confidential, free, and puts no risk or pressure on you. Call Behren Law Firm in Weston, FL today.