Employment law is a vast area of law, and it is constantly changing. As society and technology evolve, so do workplace dynamics. Lawmakers struggle to keep up, but the law is often far behind the realities of the day. State and federal laws can be quite out of step with each other, even when leapfrogging in the same direction. Changes to employment laws can be vague and subject to interpretation. All of it can make for a confusing landscape for workers and employers alike.
The Cole Law Office is here to help you understand your rights and responsibilities.
Employment Law Matters
Whether you are a worker or an employer, the Cole Law Office can help you with state and federal employment issues including:
- Hiring practices
- Wrongful termination
- Sexual harassment
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
- Family and medical leave
- Wage and hour
- Drug testing
- Workplace safety
- Workers’ Compensation
- Whistleblower protections
- Child labor
If you are a worker who feels that your rights have been violated, the Cole Law Office is here to help. We can help you determine if your legal rights were in fact violated, which body of law applies to your case, and what remedies are available to you. We can help you file your case with the correct federal, state or local agency, or pursue an independent lawsuit where appropriate.
We will fight hard for the most favorable resolution in your unique situation, whether it is monetary compensation, reinstatement to your former position, or another solution.
The first step for employers is prevention. If you are forming a new business, the Cole Law Office can help you start out right by establishing policies that keep you in compliance with the most current employment laws. For those already established, we can review your current policies and practices, let you know where your stand and help you bring any problem areas into compliance.
If you are already facing or anticipating a dispute, we can help. Employment disputes can quickly turn into a cancer for your company, turning employees and the public against you, even if the initial problem was a simple misunderstanding or a false accusation. We are here to help you reach the most favorable resolution possible, before the damage is done.
Attorney David Cole served for approximately eight years as a Commissioner on New Hampshire’s Commission for Human Rights, the state agency that enforces New Hampshire’s discrimination laws in the workplace, and has aggressively advocated throughout New Hampshire and Vermont for victims of illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace, in housing, and in their private lives for 30 years.
If you or someone you know needs legal assistance because they are the victim of employment discrimination, call our office at 800-909-LAWS (5297) or contact us online. All cases are subject to a statute of limitations that limit the dates by which a lawsuit may be brought, and discrimination cases have very short statutes of limitation, some as short as six months, so call without delay to ensure you do not waive your right to bring a lawsuit to enforce your rights.