Butkovich & Associates has experienced attorneys poised to represent employees who believe that they have been treated wrongfully in the workplace by their employer. We stay apprised of the ever changing employment laws and focus on the rights of the workers. Butkovich & Associates’ attorneys are experienced in state and federal court and will fight for the rights of the workers to produce the most favorable outcome available. We are also experienced with filing the initial charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (commonly referred to as the “EEOC”) and representing clients through the administrative process. We provide legal support for employees on many issues, including the following:
- Discharge and Discrimination (race, age, gender, disability, religion, national origin, pregnancy)
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Discrimination, demotion or termination relative to the pursuit of an Ohio Workers’ Compensation claim (Note the employer must be notified in writing of the allegation within 90 days of the discriminatory action)
We recommend that you keep any and all documents that might be helpful to your case. Listed below are examples of documents and information you should keep for your records:
- The employment handbook
- Discharge letters
- Notes from meetings with your employer (including the date, location, and who was present)
- Complaints you have filed with the employer
- Your attendance record
- Documents you may have filed with an administrative agency
- Your diary and/or journal describing the events that occurred
- Medical records and/or reports
- Any photographs relevant to your treatment
- Witness statements and/or names
Call Butkovich & Associates to set up an appointment with one of our attorneys. The initial appointment can be scheduled to occur over the phone or in person at our office. There is never a charge for the initial consultation.
Please note that you have a limited amount of time in which to pursue an employment claim. The time period is called the Statute of Limitations and depending on your case, you could have as little as 180 days to file an administrative charge. If you do not file a charge before the expiration of the Statute of Limitations, your claim could be dismissed and you could lose your legal right to compensation.
In cases where there is an allegation of discrimination or retaliation due to a work place injury, the employer must be notified of the allegation within 90 days of the discriminatory act. If you do not notify your employer within the 90 day time period, your claim could be dismissed and you would be forever barred from seeking compensation for the discrimination.
Due to the restricted amount of time, it is essential to speak with a wrongful termination attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and assist you throughout this process. Call our firm today at 621-1414 for immediate assistance.