Employment / Wrongful Termination
The Nixon Law Firm, PLLC represents employees in all types of disputes with their employers. We handle wrongful discharge and discrimination claims, and negotiate employee’s severance packages with employers.
New Hampshire Workers Do Have Rights!
As times change, the rights of employees at the work place are gaining increased protection by state and federal governments, and by the courts. Among the best known changes are the “Family And Medical Leave Act,” which requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of leave per year to a qualified employee due to birth of a child, having a family member with a severe medical condition, or being sick or disabled himself or herself.
The “Americans With Disabilities Act” prohibits discrimination against employees with disabilities; and requires employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for employees and applicants with disabilities.
Federal age discrimination legislation prohibits age discrimination against persons age 40 or over.
New Hampshire state laws also prohibit employers from firing employees after work-related injuries under certain circumstances.
The “Fair Labor Standards Act” and the state minimum wage and overtime laws require payment at time and one half for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week under most circumstances. Important and constantly changing new laws also afford employees with important rights to continue medical insurance coverage under certain circumstances after employment is terminated, and also protect employees from “wrongful discharge.” In addition, employees may pursue contractual rights due to obligations assumed by employers through company handbooks or written policies and procedures.
It’s important to know your rights as a New Hampshire worker. If you have a question about your rights, you should consult your family lawyer. Under some circumstances, the New Hampshire Department of Labor may also be able to assist you in explaining workers’ rights, and in enforcing those rights. If you feel you were wrongfully terminated, call The Nixon Law Firm, PLLC at 603-669-7070 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation.