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Maine Employment Lawyer – Portland Maine Employment Discrimination Attorney – Bangor Maine Sexual Harassment

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Maine Employment Lawyers

Attorneys Representing Employees in Maine Discrimination Employment Cases

Since 1994, the employment lawyers of the Maine Employee Rights Group have been protecting the rights of workers. With offices in Portland and Bangor, we have an excellent track record of success in Maine discrimination and workers’ compensation cases. Our Maine employment lawyers are award-winning attorneys with more than 100 years of combined experience, private investigators, and expert consultants. Last year alone, we obtained settlements and judgments totaling over $4,000,000 for our clients.

We consistently receive high ratings from our clients in the areas of “Overall Satisfaction,” Communication Ability,” and Responsiveness. In surveys completed by our clients, they have rated us 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 100% stating that they would recommend our firm to others. (Click here to see actual client survey responses.)

Because the vast majority of our clients cannot afford to hire an attorney, our attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, which means that we receive a percentage of the compensation received by our clients. (Percentage varies based on the type of case. Call or email us for specifics.)

Our practice is statewide. Our Maine employment attorneys have successfully represented employees located in almost every city and town throughout Maine, including Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Lewiston, Kittery, Wells, Sanford, Kennebunk, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, South Portland, Westbrook, Gorham, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Lewiston, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Skowhegan, Camden, Rockland, Belfast, Newport, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Machias, Calais, Houlton, and Presque Isle.

Many Types of Workplace Discrimination Are Illegal

Maine employers are prohibited by federal and state laws from discriminating against employees and job applicants on the basis of physical and mental disability; prior use (or expected future use) of medical leave ; and past complaints by an employee of discrimination, illegal conduct by the employer, failure to pay overtime, and/or unsafe conditions in the workplace. These laws also prohibit discrimination on the basis of race or color, gender (sex), age, religion, national origin and ancestry (ethnicity), or sexual orientation which includes gender identity and gender expression as well as a person s sexuality.

The primary source of these protections is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law that applies to employers throughout the United States. State laws called the Maine Human Rights Act and Maine Whistleblowers Protection Act also prohibit many types of workplace discrimination and retaliation against whistleblowers. It is important to note that the Fair Employment provisions of the Maine Human Rights Act also prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, a protection not currently found in the federal Civil Rights Act.

Other federal laws also outlaw other types of discrimination. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of a mental or physical disability ; the False Claims Act bans retaliation against employees who make complaints that relate to an employer engaging in activities that, if discovered, could lead the federal government to require the employer to reimburse federal funds previously received by the employer; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act is an amendment to the Civil Rights Act that makes pregnancy discrimination illegal; and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects workers over the age of 40 from employment discrimination. Under state law, workers of all ages are protected from discrimination, making it unlawful to discriminate against young employees as well as old.

The Maine Employee Rights Group enforces the protections provided by all relevant federal and state laws on behalf of Maine employees. If you think you are the victim of illegal workplace discrimination, contact the experienced attorneys at our firm. Call 207.874.0905 or fill out our online contact form to see if we can help you.

Harassment and Retaliation Has No Place at Work

Unlawful workplace harassment and retaliation often accompanies workplace discrimination. Like discrimination, workplace harassment based on race, gender, religion and other characteristics is illegal. Any trait that provides the basis for illegal discrimination can also be the basis for illegal harassment.

Sexual harassment is the most prevalent type of workplace harassment, and it is banned by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Maine Human Rights Act. A type of gender discrimination. illegal sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, touching, or offers to exchange sexual behavior for employment benefits. Any actions that create a hostile, intimidating, or offensive work environment or that interfere with a person s ability to do his or her job can constitute sexual harassment.

Many times an employer might fire or otherwise punish an employee for complaining about unlawful discrimination or harassment. These practices are also illegal and could give way to a claim for retaliation or unlawful termination.

Employees who believe that they have been illegally harassed or subject to retaliation should contact an experienced Maine employment attorney right away, as there is a limited amount of time to file an employment discrimination or retaliation claim.

Employees Injured at Work May Be Entitled to Compensation

All employers in Maine must carry workers compensation insurance. The Maine workers compensation system is the exclusive remedy for injured employees, meaning that the employees cannot file a lawsuit against their employer for their workplace injuries in most cases; they must seek compensation through the employer s workers compensation insurance. If an employee is injured on the job, the employee must report the injury within 30 days. Once the employee misses more than a week of work, he or she may start to receive weekly compensation benefits .

If you have been hurt on the job, our experienced and top-rated Maine workers compensation lawyers can help you file your claim and ensure that you seek the maximum benefits allowed under Maine law. Call 207.874.0905 or fill out our online contact form to see if we can help you.

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Franklin, Cooper – Marcus, PLLC, Chattanooga Area Attorneys and Counselors at Law #chattanooga #attorneys,

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Franklin, Cooper Marcus PLLC, Lawyers in Tennessee

Regardless of the type of legal issue you are facing, unfamiliarity with the legal system can leave you confused and anxious. You want an experienced attorney, one with a comprehensive understanding of the law, and who will keep you continually informed about the options and the likelihood of success.

At the law offices of Franklin, Cooper & Marcus, PLLC. all of our attorneys have many years of experience. One of our attorneys has represented clients for over 40 years, two have over 30 years and the forth over 20 years of practice experience.

Because we understand the stress that uncertainty can cause, we place a high priority on communication and responsiveness. We work hard to make ourselves available when you need questions answered and to keep you continually updated regarding the status of your legal issues.

We offer experienced and accessible legal counsel in matters involving civil litigation, including:
Insurance defense:
We represent insurance companies and their insureds in the areas of automobile, premises, commercial, construction, workers’ compensation and products liability claims.

Business disputes:
Our attorneys represent individuals and companies in business disputes, including contract and other issues.

Medical malpractice defense:
Whether you are a physician, a medical group, or a hospital or other medical care facility, we provide medical malpractice defense.

Mediation and arbitration:
All of our attorneys have years of experience with alternative dispute resolution. Three of our attorneys are Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediators.

Personal injury:
We protect the rights of individuals and companies under a variety of circumstances, from motor vehicle accidents and defective products to negligently maintained property.

Insurance law:
Whether you need a coverage opinion or are facing a first party claim, our experience allows us to guide you through insurance law issues, insurance claims and insurance related litigation.

General civil litigation:
Our attorneys are experienced with civil litigation covering a wide variety of subject areas and issues, insurance claims and insurance related litigation.

Our offices are open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

At the law offices of Franklin, Cooper Marcus, PLLC, in Chattanooga, we represent individuals throughout southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia, including Cleveland, Charleston, Madisonville, Sweetwater, Benton, Tellico Plains, Athens, Decatur, Dayton, Pikeville, Dunlap, Jasper, Winchester, Tracy City, Manchester and Tullahoma.

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Employment Discrimination Attorney, Wrongful Termination, Harassment, Disability and Overtime Lawyer #employment #discrimination, #discrimination, #race

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Employment Discrimination and Overtime Pay Attorneys
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Trust in an employment discrimination and overtime wage lawyer with a proven twenty-five year track record. We’re bringing our experience to you and your case!

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Disability Discrimination, Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage attorneys available to meet with you in downtown Cleveland, Independence, Beachwood, Westlake, and Bainbridge Township, Ohio.

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Our law office handles employment law, discrimination law, wrongful termination, overtime, minimum wage, and other types of cases in Cleveland, Akron, Warren, Youngstown, Chagrin Falls, Northeast Ohio, Geauga County, Cuyahoga County, Ashtabula County, Portage County, Summit County, Trumbull County, Lake County, Mahoning County, Bainbridge Township, and Auburn Township.

Employment discrimination attorneys whose employment law, overtime pay and discrimination law practice areas and cases include: Wrongful Termination Lawsuits; Failure to Hire Cases; Employment Discrimination Suits; Race Discrimination; National Origin Discrimination; Age Discrimination; Religious Discrimination; Disability Discrimination; Handicap Discrimination; Sex Discrimination; Sexual Harassment; Retaliation; Family and Medical Leave Act; Fair Labor Standards Act; Employment Litigation; Wage and Hour Litigation; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Ohio Civil Rights Commission; Whistle-blowing; Overtime Pay; Minimum Wage; Unpaid Tips; Unemployment Compensation; Severance Agreements; ERISA; Family Leave; Medical Leave; ADA; ADEA; FMLA; FLSA; Equal Pay Act; Title VII Claims; Section 1981 Claims; Whistleblowing; Disability Claims; EEOC Claims; EEOC Charges; EEOC Mediation; OCRC Charges; OCRC Mediation; NLRB Charges; Arbitration; Collective Actions; and Class Actions.

The materials on this website and any information provided to you by phone, email, or in-person are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed until a fee agreement is executed.


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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy #rti #nwea #aimsweb #rit #scores #remediation #tutoring #research-based

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Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Begin your search in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries. You will find thousands of articles, cases, and resources about dozens of topics

Newsletter. Subscribe to the free, weekly Special Ed Advocate.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find Wrightslaw Summer School 2017, Session 2. Summer School is a four week series of self-study readings, written assignments, and maybe even a quiz or two, that will help you prepare for the next school year. When you complete the series, you’ll get a certificate for a job well done! This week – parents must learn how to design accurate and up-to-date Present Levels. Learn why parent input is so important during this part of developing the IEP. Download the Present Levels Checklist.

Special Education Legal News

Breaking News! – On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court in Endrew v. Douglas County unanimously rejects the de minimis standard (read the Decision ) for one that is markedly more demanding than the ‘merely more than de minimis’ test applied by the 10th Circuit. In his opinion, Chief Justice Roberts says a student offered an educational program providing merely more than de minimis progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all.” Click here to see Pete’s discussion and analysis of the SCOTUS decision.

Breaking News! – On February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision for child and parents in Fry v. Napoleon. On October 31, 2016 after Oral Argument, Pete met the Fry family. For our discussion about the case, click here.

**New!M.C. v. Antelope Valley Union School District . ** First Court of Appeals decision since the Supreme Court issued the decision in Endrew F. The M.C. v. Antelope Valley will be a Wrightslaw 2017 Case of the Year.

Judge Neil Gorsuch: Nominee for the Supreme Court by Pete Wright. Predicting that Judge Gorsuch would likely be the nominee, Pete looked at his record in special education cases.

OCR Section 504 Guidance The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance (re: discrimination, restraint and seclusion, charter schools) about interpreting and enforcing federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. Guidance clarifies the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.

You are Invited to visit the Wrightslaw Way Blog. Help us create a unique online community. Recent posts and comments below.

Hot Topics in Special Education Law Advocacy

Guidance on FAPE – IEP Goals Must Be Aligned with Grade Level State Academic Content Standards **
If a child is performing below grade level, the child needs to receive specialized instruction; IEP team needs to develop annual goals to close the gap. (Policy Guidance from OSERS, 11/16/15)

Guidance Publication on Educating Students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia The USDOE issued guidance about the need to address the unique educational needs of children with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia and the legal requirements for ensuring that these students receive a high-quality education. Please make copies and share!

Cool Tool! IEP Pop-Up – IEP Pop-Up: Resolving Disputes teaches strategies to resolve disagreements, steps to take if you disagree, and options you have if unable to resolve your dispute.

* New to Wrightslaw? * In this short video, Pete Wright gives you a tour of Wrightslaw and shows you how to find answers to questions.

Sound Familiar? Charles wrote, All of this is new. I’m overwhelmed. Where do I start? In Game Plan for New Parents. we give you a checklist of what you need to do tomorrow, next week, next year.

Listen and Watch Pete’s video about the case AC v. Shelby County. In April 2013, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision about retaliation against a child with Type 1 diabetes. The case focused on false allegations of child abuse by the school principal.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Signed December 10, 2015 – (391 pages in PDF), click here to download

Law School Exam – Give it a try. Take the Final Exam that Pete and Pam administered to their students at the William Mary School of Law. To see one of their students during oral argument in an LRE case, click here.

2017 Institute of Special Education Law Advocacy (ISEA) July 30 – August 4, 2017. Registration is open.
Find conference details and download the application. Applications will be considered on rolling basis bi-monthly, from February 1, 2017-July 15, 2017. Highlights from ISEA 2016 .View the Slideshow – ISEA 2016 .

Books, Training Downloads, DVDs Websites

For a year and a half, Pete and Pam Wright were Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary School of Law where they taught a course about special education law and advocacy and assisted in creating the Law School’s Special Education Law Clinic. They are co-founders and faculty at the William and Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA).

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs (ISBN: 978-1-892320-20-9, 192 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Sue O’Connor.

Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments (ISBN: 978-1-892320-23-0, 200 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Melissa Farrall.

Wrightslaw Multimedia Training Programs – Understanding Your Childs Test Scores (1.5 hrs) and Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training (6.5 hrs).

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-37-7, 104 pages) available in two formats, as an immediate PDF download. Print copy is available from Amazon.

Pete and Pam built several websites to help parents of children with disabilities in their quest for quality special education programs.

Fetaweb.com. the companion website to Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, has advocacy information and resources to supplement the FETA book.

IDEA 2004 at Wrightslaw provides current information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). Learn about new requirements for IEPs, IEP teams, IEP meetings, eligibility, evaluations, eligibility for specific learning disabilities, child find, reevaluations, parental consent, accommodations, alternate assessments, transition, and more.

No Child Left Behind at Wrightslaw offers accurate, up-to-date information about the No Child Left Behind Act – research-based instruction, proficiency testing, parent involvement, tutoring and supplemental educational services, highly qualified teachers, and public school choice.

At the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities. you’ll find listings for educational consultants, advocates, advisors, psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, academic tutors, speech language therapists, and attorneys. You’ll also find government programs, grassroots organizations, disability organizations, legal and advocacy resources, special education schools, and parent support groups.

Last revised: 08/01/17


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