A previous post on this blog discussed how a workplace rule can in some cases be discriminatory. For instance, if the effect of the rule is to single out people of a certain religious persuasion, race, etc., then an employee who wound up being injured by the rule can seek compensation and other relief.
Unfortunately, though, proving discrimination can be a hard thing to prove. For example, in the case of a controversial workplace rule, an employer will usually be able to give some reason why their rules are important to workplace safety or the orderly operation of their business.
It take some legal skill and expertise to take on an employer who will often be unwilling to take responsibility for their actions, which is why many Rhode Islanders rely on the experience and knowledge of our law office. With over 50 years of experience between our attorneys, we are well-versed in what schemes employers might use to avoid liability, and we also know how to defeat these tricks and make sure our clients get the justice they deserve.
Our first goal in any of our cases is to help our clients reach a resolution that does not involve a lot of time or emotional cost. However, when this is not possible, we do not hesitate to take our client's cases to court. In the course of these cases, we have historically obtained compensation for our clients including payments for lost wages and other benefits, as well as damages for emotional harm and reimbursement for costs and attorney fees. Punitive damages may also be available in some cases.