Your job means income for you and your family. Your career gives you a sense of purpose. When your employer wrongfully terminates you or violates your workplace rights, we know how much is at stake, which makes us fight even harder.
The Michigan employment attorneys of Sommers Schwartz outline some of the most common ways employers violate their employees’ rights.
Michigan employees rely on their jobs for their livelihoods, and the employment attorneys of Sommers Schwartz understand how much that means. It should never be jeopardized by an employer illegally violating their rights on the job. Companies do this by wrongful termination, contract violations, sexual harassment, FMLA violations, gender pay inequalities, and other mistreatment. There are ways, both inside and outside of a courtroom, to fight back against employer misdeeds and to recover the damages you deserve.
NarratorYour job means income for you and your family. Your career gives you a sense of purpose. When your employer wrongfully terminates you or violates your workplace rights, we know how much is at stake, which makes us fight even harder. For company managers, to C suite executives, employment agreements include important provisions for compensation, perks, and separation. We can review and help negotiate the contract to ensure you are protected, now and in the future.
Wrongful termination testimonialI spent 25 years with my employer, including 10 years in high profile executive positions. I was good at my job, and I had a long history of glowing performance reviews to prove it. Then the company hired a new CEO and he announced I would be retiring, which was news to me. I learned he was replacing me with a younger person with far less experience. When I complained about how I was being mistreated, the company retaliated by withholding a substantial portion of my compensation that included bonuses and stock options. It was clear I was the victim of discrimination, though no one at the company would admit it.
So, I called the employment lawyers at Sommers Schwartz. I was angry about what the company was doing to me, and I wanted Sommers Schwartz to expose the wrongful termination and retaliation and hold my employer accountable. I never doubted my lawyers were ready to go to battle. But they helped me understand the different ways to win my case and always with my family’s best interests in mind. Despite the company’s efforts to block access to evidence and witnesses, the Sommers Schwartz attorneys kept fighting. Just as we were preparing to go to trial, the company realized they couldn’t win. My lawyers negotiated a $3.4 million settlement, helping me move forward and continue my career elsewhere.
NarratorIf you’re treated unfairly, discriminated against, or subjected to retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal business practices, placing your employment at risk, you need a lawyer today, not later. You can’t afford to wait.
Tad RoumayahWell, one of the main things I enjoy is just helping people right the ship. Folks who call me after an employment termination sometimes have been at their employer for decades. It’s certainly one of the most challenging times of their lives, certainly their professional lives. And there’s a lot of anxiety. One of the most rewarding things about my job is being able to help obtain a remedy for that individual, for that employee, so that they can move on successfully to the next chapter of their life. Attorneys that do this kind of work are usually not at law firms that have approximately 40 attorneys like we do. And so with all the attorneys and the support staff and other resources that we have as a firm, it makes us one of the largest firms in the state that does what we do on the plaintiff’s side.
NarratorTime’s Up and the Me Too movement have empowered female employees to expose sexual harassment, gender pay inequity, FMLA violations, and other mistreatment on the job. Many women have turned to Sommers Schwartz to help them bring the fight to their employers.
Dan SwansonI grew up in the 1960s during the Civil Rights era. People, attorneys, who represented individuals in all sorts of civil rights and other matters, that interested me because they were making a difference, not just on behalf of that individual, which was very important, but really a difference in terms of changing the law as it related to all of the people in this country. That was important. And that’s, in large part, what propelled me to focus on going to law school. I will represent you effectively, whether it’s in court, in negotiations, or whatever form it may be, and work really hard to get you a result that’s reasonable and that you’ll be pleased with.
NarratorWhile litigation can be effective, there may be other ways to resolve employment disputes. We’ll help you determine the best way to get you the best results, whether that’s in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. Count on Sommers Schwartz to guide you every step of the way.
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