We devote a significant portion of our law practice to the representation of employees in questions or disputes concerning the employee-employer relationship. Our lawyers are experienced in all areas of Cincinnati employment law. While we focus primarily on the concerns of executive and professional employees, we also welcome inquiries from employees in other industries or employment settings.
Employment law is a legal specialty that continues to evolve rapidly with changes in the statutes and the case law that govern employers and employees. Our lawyers are best equipped to advise or represent Cincinnati employees concerning their employment. Feel free to contact us to speak with an experienced lawyer about your employment law questions or concerns.
Legal Representation for Professionals
Our clients include employees in a wide array of occupations: CEOs, managers, medical professionals and countless others have all relied upon our experience and judgment regarding:
- Employment contracts:
- Non-compete Agreements
- Severance Packages
- Executive-Level Documents
- Wrongful Discharge
- Sexual Harassment
- Disability Discrimination and FMLA Matters
- Age Discrimination
- Pregnancy and Sex Discrimination
We assist these employees and others in understanding their options and developing strategies to proactively deal with their situations. Beyond explaining their options to clients, we sometimes become involved in working behind the scenes to guide the employee in dealing with a difficult boss or in negotiations or other employment matters. We also write letters on behalf of clients warning employers that they may be violating the law by what they are doing or threatening to do. If a separation from employment becomes advisable or inevitable, we assist in negotiating the most favorable terms possible for the employee. When our lawyers determine that an employee’s rights can best be protected by filing suit, we aggressively pursue that option.
Understanding Both Sides of the Story
While our employment law practice is devoted almost exclusively to the representation of employees, the firm has also defended employers in litigation brought by employees. It is uncommon in the employment law arena for a firm to represent both employers and employees, and our experience on both sides of these issues gives us a perspective and insight not shared by firms devoted exclusively to one side or the other. Therefore, we understand the point of view of employers who have made the decision to terminate an employee, or who are dealing with a difficult situation, and we can perceive the motivations and interests behind their decisions. This helps us give our employee-clients sound advice–often, that advice is that the employee has no valid legal claim and should probably accept the termination or begin to look for other work. If our lawyers conclude that an employee has a valid claim, or at least good grounds to negotiate a better deal, our experience assists us in understanding how to get the best possible result for our clients.
Can I Afford a Lawyer?
We charge for our services based on the specifics of each case. Most cases filed in court are handled on a contingent fee basis. In contingent fee cases, the client is not responsible for attorney fees unless there is a recovery in the litigation. The firm’s fee is therefore dependent in whole or in part on the case’s outcome.
Certain non-litigated matters involving advice and guidance, or the negotiation of the terms of a contract, severance agreement or settlement, are often handled on an hourly fee basis.
Whether your matter is handled on a contingent fee or hourly fee basis, the retention of legal advice and representation will cost you some money. Your employment is one of the most important financial assets you have, and you should expect that protecting it will require some financial sacrifice on your part. Even contingent fee cases involve some out-of-pocket costs for which you will be responsible, such as filing fees, deposition costs, and so forth. We can help you decide whether the cost of hiring a lawyer to protect your rights makes financial sense.