Protect Your Rights As A Worker

Your job is your livelihood. When facing the prospect of termination or workplace retaliation, your financial security can be put in jeopardy. Depending on your situation, you may feel powerless against your employer, as though you do not have pathways to protect yourself.

Fortunately, as a worker, you are afforded certain rights. I am attorney Efrem Lawrence. As the principal attorney at E.L. Law Firm in Portland, I can help you protect your rights and take action against wrongful termination, workplace discrimination and more. If your employer has violated your state or federal rights, you have legal options, and my law firm can help.

Committed Advocacy During A Trying Time

If you have wrongfully faced punitive action in the workplace, whether it is retaliation due to whistleblowing, a medical leave or harassment, an experienced employment law attorney can help. At E.L. Law Firm, I offer a personalized approach, assisting you in several aspects of employment law, including:

  • Wrongful termination: While Oregon is an "at-will" employment state — meaning that an employer can sever ties with an employee at their discretion — there are several laws that provide exceptions.
  • Workplace retaliation: Be it from a workers' compensation, whistleblowing or other issues, retaliation in the workplace is illegal when it stems from a protected activity.
  • Disability discrimination: Persons with disabilities are a protected class, and they cannot be subjected to discrimination.
  • Violations of family leave laws: The Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) and the federally enforced Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grant you legal protections for certain medical conditions.

To have a viable case against your employer, it is crucial that you have experienced a financial loss, are a member of a protected class and that certain specific wrongs occurred. An attorney with an employment focus, such as myself, can consult with you to determine the best course of action for your specific case.

Speak With A Portland Employment Attorney Today

I can help you take the measures necessary to put your life back on track. To schedule a consultation, please call my office today 503-446-6092. You can also contact me via email.