Unemployment hearings & EEOC/PHRC proceedings
All employees have rights. No matter what you do for a living, you have rights that need to be protected on the job. In fact, you not only have rights when you are on the job, but you also have rights after your employment has been terminated. If you’ve recently lost your job, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits. Those benefits can help you make ends meet until you find a new place to work. If your benefits claim has been denied for some reason, contact an unemployment attorney for assistance. An experienced unemployment lawyer like Rinaldi & Poveromo will help you present your case for unemployment benefits properly.
Bringing the Facts to Light
Generally speaking, employers don’t want former employees to qualify for unemployment benefits because it affects their tax rate. With that said, the employer should not intentionally block a former employee from getting benefits if that individual is legally entitled to them. If you feel that your employer is not truthful about why your employment was terminated, contact Rinaldi & Poveromo to discuss your case.
In some cases, an employer will claim that an employee was fired when, in reality, the employee was laid off. The business will use the excuse of firing the employee as a way to protect against unemployment benefits. This is against the law, but that doesn’t stop it from happening in some cases. The victim here is the individual who is now out of a job and unable to collect benefits. Let the professional team at Rinaldi & Poveromo stand up for your rights by serving as an unemployment lawyer for you in this case.
You May Have a Claim
In addition to seeking out the unemployment benefits you deserve, our unemployment benefits attorneys will investigate the reasoning behind your termination because it could lead to a wrongful termination claim against the company. If you were discriminated against in some way or treated in a manner that runs counter to employment laws, Rinaldi & Poveromo would be proud to stand up for your rights. Our experienced team of unemployment attorneys will take a close look at your case to determine whether or not a claim should be pursued.
What is the EEOC?
The EEOC is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and it is charged with protecting employees against workplace discrimination. There are various ways in which a business can violate laws related to discrimination on the job. If you feel that you have been the victim of an EEOC violation, contact us today. Rinaldi & Poveromo is an experienced EEOC lawyer, and our focus will be on getting you the justice you deserve.
Some possible EEOC violations that can lead to legal action include discrimination based on race, sex, or gender. Also, age discrimination is an issue in the workplace and discrimination against those with a disability. Beyond discrimination, it’s also an EEOC violation for an employer to take retaliatory action against an employee. For example, let’s say you reported a safety violation that you witnessed on the job, and your employer fired you for making that report. In that case, you may have a valid legal claim for them taking that retaliatory action.
Time is a Factor
Especially in the case of unemployment benefits, you don’t have time to wait around after your claim has been denied. Without the benefits you deserve, it will be hard to pay your bills and make ends meet. So, contact Rinaldi & Poveromo today to get help with an unemployment benefits issue. We’ll be happy to speak with you regarding your situation. Thank you for visiting, and we hope to serve you soon.