The Employment Attorneys of Goodin Abernathy LLP understand the complex legal issues that can arise in the workplace. They have handled employment law issues from both the employer and employee perspective and have a proven track record of moving toward a resolution in these matters. We work with severance agreement negotiations; unpaid commissions; wage and hour claims; non-compete agreements; and of course, discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues.
Indiana is an “at will” employment state, however, that does not mean employers can hire and fire indiscriminately. Indeed, Federal and State employment laws protect employees from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. As an employee in Indiana, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities because what you don’t know can hurt you.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. These laws protect employees against employment discrimination when it involves:
• Unfair treatment due to the employee’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, pregnancy or genetic information.
• Harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in the workplace because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy or genetic information.
• Denial of a reasonable work accommodation necessary because of religious beliefs, disability or pregnancy.
• Retaliation because an employee complained about job discrimination, or when an employee assisted with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
An employee rights attorney can help an individual navigate their way through the EEOC process and in determining their rights. Goodin Abernathy LLP’s Employment Attorneys in Indianapolis provide free consultations to individuals on employment related questions.
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