Law Practice of
Brendan McHugh
"I Will Agressively Represent You and Protect Your Rights!"
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Home > Employment & Labor Law

Employment and Labor Laws are those laws intended how employees, past, present and prospective, must be treated by employers. Brendan McHugh has the expertise applying state and federal statues and case law protecting the right of employees who have been injured on the job and workers in the following areas:

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - It is unlawful for any employer to interfere with, restrain, discharge, discrimination, or otherwise deny the exercise of any right provided by FMLA, including those related to pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn child care, adoption, foster care, and other serious family health conditions.

  • Workers' Compensation Termination - Oklahoma law makes it unlawful to discharge an employee for filing or causing to be filed, a workers' compensation claim. If you feel you were discharged, from your job, because of an injury received on the job you need legal representation. Contact us immediately to ensure time processing.

  • Wage, Hourly pay, Overtime dispute - The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Davis-Bacon Act, and related state and federal wage and hour laws. Workers must be compensated for all time required to work. Something as simple as requiring you to answer the company phone during your lunch hour represents a violation of your rights as a worker.

  • Age Discrimination - If you are over 40 years old it is against the law for an employer to fire, not hire, reduce your pay or benefits or segregate you because of your age. The primary law governing discrimination based on age is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA).

  • Disability Discrimination - Employers are prohibited from discriminating against a "qualified individual with a disability" in regard to job applications, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Race Discrimination - An employment decision that is based upon the race of the employee is illegal. The employer may not take into account the race of any person when the employer is deciding who to hire, fire, promote, give benefits to or whom to punish when rules have been broken.

  • Wrongful Termination - If you have been fired because of an "illegal reason" you have been wrongfully terminated. An "illegal reason" may include discrimination based on race, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin or a disability. Wrongful termination cases include retaliatory discharge, workers' compensation discharge, and whistleblower litigation.

  • Sexual Harassment - Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct affects an employee's job status.

  • Long-term Disability - Long-term disability insurance protects workers in the event that they become disabled. ERISA is the acronym for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, legislation enacted for the purpose of protecting employee benefits. ERISA litigation arises when there is a problem getting payment for health care and disability benefits. Long term disability, short-term disability, and health insurance claims are all part of the ERISA process.