Attorney Kahn represents employees and companies in matters involving:
- Employment discrimination. Wrongful termination, demotion, or other adverse treatment in employment based upon pregnancy, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality or disability is illegal and unacceptable.
- Sexual harassment. No employee should be forced to endure the hostile work environment created by harassment on the job. While harassment often involves outright sexual advances, it can also involve things such as unwanted attention, jokes and lewd comments. We fight for employees who have been victims of sexual harassment as well as other unlawful workplace harassment based on race, religion, or national origin.
- Disability discrimination. Employers have an affirmative obligation to accommodate physical and mental disabilities. Further, harassing or discriminating against disabled employees in the workplace is unlawful.
- Wrongful termination/Retaliation. It is illegal for an employer to adversely treat an employee based on the employee making a good faith complaint about violations of law (such as harassment of other employees, false misrepresentations and other acts of fraud toward customers, and any other statutory violations). Firing an employee for taking pregnancy leave or other valid family care leave is also strictly prohibited by law.
- Wage and Hour. Non-exempt employees are legally entitled to premium overtime pay, meal periods, and rest periods. Violations of this law can lead to additional wages and waiting-time penalties. We make sure employees obtain what they are entitled to.
- Breach of Contract. We have successfully represented executives who were entitled by contract to compensation when fired without sufficient cause. Even at-will employees can have contractual and quasi-contractual rights: we have represented employees who were fired because the employer attempted to avoid paying commissions which were earned or about to be earned.
- Severance packages: We assist with negotiating favorable severance agreements. We analyze each aspect of the separation agreement, negotiate higher payments when warranted, and propose additional favorable terms to best protect the client’s interests and future career.
- Employment Policies and Handbooks: Employers need legally compliant policies. We have reviewed and/or prepared dozens of written employment policies for employers, usually in the form of Employee Handbooks.
- Other violations of employment laws. We focus our practice exclusively on employment law matters. We have the experience and understanding to handle not only the employment law concerns described above, but also claimed violations of unfair competition, trade secret laws, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, no-solicitation agreements, fraud, defamation, and invasion of privacy.
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