Employment Attorneys

Work has always been an important part of our lives. It’s how we make a living. It’s where we spend our time. It’s part of who we are. Whether you are an employee or an employer, when things go wrong in the workplace, you want an employment attorney you can count on. You want the right combination of experience, toughness, a record of success and someone you are comfortable working with.

With nearly sixty years of combined experience, the employment attorneys at the Dolan Law Group have a reputation as skilled litigators and strong client advocates. While most employment firms work exclusively for either employees or employers, we serve both. We believe this perspective gives us a unique advantage in assisting our clients. We have successfully represented employees and employers in ways that have had meaningful impact on their lives and businesses. In addition to handling employment matters, we are also experienced trial litigators in other areas of the law. Read more about us or contact us today at 503-227-2377 to see how we can help you.

Discrimination Law

Discrimination

Unfavorable treatment of an employee because of that person’s sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, race,national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, or genetic information.

Wrongful Termination Law

Wrongful Termination

A termination can be wrongful when it is based on discrimination, retaliation, or for exercising rights guaranteed by the law.

Sexual Harassment Law

Sexual Harassment

Unwelcome sexual behavior that creates a hostile work environment and/or demands for sexual favors linked to a job benefit or job detriment, also known as quid pro quo sexual harassment.

Retaliation Law

Retaliation

Negative employment action taken against an employee for reporting discrimination or retaliation, taking protected family medical leave, taking workers’ compensation leave, or for whistleblowing.

Hostile Work Environment Law

Hostile Work Environment

Harassment based on sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, or marital status so severe and pervasive that it changes the terms and conditions of employment.

Family Medical Leave

Family Medical Leave

Federal and state family medical leave laws (FMLA and OFLA) provide eligible employees with protected leave, prohibit denial of leave to eligible employees, and prohibit discrimination and retaliation against employees who take or inquire about leave.

Whistleblowing Law

Whistleblowing

Whistleblower retaliation occurs when an employer takes negative employment action against an employee who internally or externally reports a violation of state or federal laws, rules or regulations.

Injured Workers’ Rights

Injured Workers’ Rights

Negative employment action taken against a worker for inquiring about, applying for benefits, taking leave or utilizing any procedures of the workers’ compensation system.

Wage and Hour Law

Wage & Hour

Employees have the right to be paid on time, paid overtime wages, paid at least minimum wage, paid all wages owed at termination, and paid equally regardless of gender.

Workplace Health & Safety

Workplace Health & Safety

Laws prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who report health and safety violations, either internally to the employer or externally to an outside agency such as OSHA.

Employment Agreements

Employment Agreements

These include employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, arbitration agreements, and trade-secret agreements.

Unemployment Issues

Unemployment Issues

Involves appealing or defending an award or denial of unemployment benefits and often includes appearing and presenting evidence at a hearing before an administrative law judge.

Civil Rights Violations

Civil Rights Violations

Every individual has essential rights protected by the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions and by statutes, including the right to due process of law and to equal protection of the law.

Administrative Proceedings

Administrative Proceedings

Many individual rights are decided by state or federal administrative agencies which deal with areas of the law such as the granting or denial of benefits, licensing and employment rights.

General Civil Litigation

General Civil Litigation

In addition to employment matters, our firm is experienced in litigating cases in other areas of law including premises liability, personal injury, trust and estates, consumer law, defamation and invasion of privacy.