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Labor and Employment litigation / Counseling

Joel H. Siegal's' labor and employment practice counsels management clients in every area of labor and employment law.

In addition to traditional labor work, I have extensive experience in all aspects of employment litigation, including trial work, in cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the WARN Act and other federal and state laws regulating the workplace. I also have extensive experience defending clients against breach of contract claims, wrongful discharge claims, and the ever-growing list of employment tort claims.

Pregnancy discrimination

If you are pregnant, there are many ways you are protected from harassment and discrimination under the law. Although the law is clear, it is not always followed. So you may find yourself needing help to determine what course of action to take and what rights you actually have under any of these circumstances: a co-worker calls you a name or makes an offensive comment based on your pregnancy, you’ve been demoted or fired (or denied a job in the first place) because of your pregnancy, you have been denied a reasonable accommodation deemed necessary by your doctor as a result of your pregnancy, or you’ve been refused maternity leave. If you believe you’ve been harassed or discriminated against because you are pregnant or may become pregnant, I can help you figure it all out. Call me for a free evaluation of your circumstances.

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