Colorado Springs Employment Attorney
Colorado employment lawyers Earl & Earl are motivated and passionate about employee rights. We help workers. We are proud of what we do.
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Discrimination and Retaliation
Under state and federal law, an employer cannot discriminate against an employee because of race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, or pregnancy. Federal law protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Discrimination can include being wrongfully terminated, a demotion, not being hired, unequal pay, harassment, or a hostile work environment.
Importantly, employment laws also protect workers who oppose workplace discrimination. Under employment discrimination laws, retaliation is prohibited.
Employers must pay employees fairly, honestly, and entirely for their work. Workers must be paid the minimum wage. Workers must be paid for all work they perform. This means working off the clock, deducting time for breaks or lunches, and shorting hours are all illegal. In most instances, employees are entitled to overtime pay when they work more than forty hours. Special rules protect tipped employees like waiters from having to share tips with managers or kitchen staff, and prohibit breakage fees or making employees pay for walked tabs.
Our law office represents workers who are not fairly paid, including in class actions or collective actions.
Leave and benefits
The law requires many employers to provide family leave and medical leave. When employees need leave to recover from surgery, assist family members suffering from illness, or welcome a new child into their home, the Family Medical Leave Act may provide twelve weeks of leave.
Employers often often take advantage of employees who do not know their rights. Not only can employees take leave, but they are also protected from retaliation when they return to their jobs. The employer is required to restore the employee to the position held prior to taking leave and must not retaliate against the employee.
We are here to serve the workers of Colorado Springs, Colorado. But we cannot do our job unless you come forward and stand up for your rights. Do not let an employer steal your identity, your dignity, or your wages.
Contact us online or call us at 719-900-2500.