Employment Law

Employment Law | Ferguson & Wilson, P.C. | Medford | (541) 772-6462

There are two main subsets of employment law: civil rights violations and wage claims. The civil rights claims encompass everything from workplace discrimination, retaliation, and harassment to hostile work environment and sexual harassment claims. Wages claim include violations of overtime statutes to employers failing to pay wages on termination of employment.

In Oregon, we are an “at-will” employment state. This means that unless forbidden by law, an employer is allowed to make the hiring, firing, and disciplinary decision that they see fit to impose. Having an attorney who knows these laws will ensure that your rights are protected and that you are fairly treated at your workplace. A few examples of your workplace protections in Oregon include:

- Employers may not discrimination based on a persons race, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, or military involvement
- Right to Family and Medical Leave
- Right to reasonable accommodations for medically determined disabilities
- Employers may not retaliate against an employee if he/she files a workers’ compensation claim
- If you enact whistleblower protections by reporting suspected illegal activity to an outside organization, you are protected from retaliation
- Right to regular pay above state minimum wage rates
- The right to overtime pay when you work more than 40 hours in a one-week period

Employment laws are complex and constantly changing. It is important that you have an attorney who knows these laws and will make them work for you. Just a few of the hundreds of employment laws we handle are:

- The American With Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Oregon Revised Statutes 652, 653, 659A, and others
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Oregon Workers’ Compensation Laws
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA and OFLA)

Give the attorneys at Ferguson & Wilson, P.C. a call today to set up a consultation regarding your employment issue.

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