Employment Rights

We are proven leaders and experts in fighting for fair treatment of workers and for enforcing the laws against illegal discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace. Our lawyers have won some of the most important employment rights cases in Maine’s history and we have also won big victories through improving state and federal laws protecting the rights of employees. We frequently represent employees seeking fair employment contracts and  severance agreements.

We frequently teach other lawyers about the many federal, state, and local employment laws, such as the Maine Human Rights Act, Section 1983,Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. We are also highly experienced prosecuting employment claims in the federal and state courts and agencies such as the Maine Human Rights Commission and federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act/ADA
  • Age discrimination/harassment/ADEA
  • Breastfeeding in the workplace
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Class actions for employees
  • Commissions and other unpaid compensation
  • Constitutional rights
  • Deductions from earnings
  • Defamation, libel, & slander
  • Disability discrimination & reasonable accommodation
  • Discipline and demotion claims
  • Due process
  • Employment agreements, contracts, policies
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Equal pay
  • Family & Medical Leave Acts/FMLA
  • Family responsibilities and caretaker discrimination
  • Federal/ US laws
  • Federal Employees/USPS/Togus VA
  • First Amendment rights
  • Gender identity & gender expression
  • Gender discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Hiring
  • Hostile work environment
  • Independent contractor misclassification
  • LGBTQ rights and discrimination
  • Local government employees
  • Maine Human Rights Act
  • Maine Human Rights Commission
  • Maine State employees
  • Meal and rest and overnight sleep breaks
  • Municipal employees
  • National origin and ancestry discrimination
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-solicitation agreements
  • Off-the-clock work
  • Pay disparity
  • Pregnancy
  • Privacy and confidentiality rights
  • Progressive discipline
  • Public Employees
  • Race and ethnicity discrimination
  • Religion rights and discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Severance agreements
  • Sex discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • State and local government employees
  • Town and municipal employees
  • Transgender rights and discrimination
  • Union representation
  • Unfair treatment
  • US Employees/USPS/Togus VA
  • USERRA and military leave rights
  • Veterans’ rights
  • Wage theft and unpaid wages or compensation
  • Whistleblower retaliation