Attorneys for Workers in Oregon Employment Law

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Employment Attorneys in Portland

Compassionate and Dedicated Legal Support in Oregon

When your rights are violated in the workplace, you need legal representation that will do whatever it takes to help you seek justice. Pursuing a formal complaint or legal action against your employer can be intimidating and stressful, but experienced legal guidance can make the process as efficient and painless as possible.

Our attorneys at Bullman Law Firm exclusively represent employees in matters of employment law. We never represent employers and are prepared to go up against the largest corporations. Our employment law services in Portland are designed to help you enforce your rights in situations involving hostile work environments, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and more.

Our Employment Law Service Areas

We are extensively familiar with numerous areas of employment law and can assist you in each stage of filing a complaint or lawsuit against your employer. When you first meet with our team, we will evaluate every facet of your situation and assess the strength of your case. We can help you understand the legal options available to you and what types of compensation you may be entitled to if we choose to pursue legal action.

Our employment law services in Portland can help you with cases involving:

  • Hostile Work Environments. If you are being routinely harassed on discriminatory grounds to the point where your job performance is being negatively impacted, you are being unlawfully subject to a hostile work environment. Supervisors, colleagues, vendors, customers, and non-employees can all contribute to creating a hostile work environment, and your employer is legally required to take meaningful steps to address any complaints. We can assess your situation and help you explore your legal options, including charges and lawsuits.

  • Family Leave Protections. Federal and state laws allow employees to take protected paid and unpaid family leave under qualifying circumstances. This can include situations where an employee needs to care for a newborn child, manage pregnancy complications, or tend to a seriously ill loved one. Employers cannot deny this leave where required by law and cannot retaliate against employees for exercising their rights. We can help evaluate what types of leave you may be entitled to. Our team can also help you bring claims against employers who refuse to allow you to take protected leave.
  • EEOC Charges. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that manages investigations discrimination claims. When you have been sexually harassed, subject to a hostile work environment, discriminated against as a result of your belonging to a protected class, or retaliated against, you will likely need to file a complaint with the EEOC. The agency will conduct an investigation, and, if they find sufficient evidence of wrongdoing, require that your employer participate in conciliation or even sue your employer on your behalf. We can assist you with EEOC claims and investigations. Our team is also familiar with Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), the state-level agency that investigates these types of claims.

  • Whistleblower Protections. If your employer is involved in unlawful activity, violating its own rules, or asking you to participate in wrongdoing, you have the right to “blow the whistle” and report them for illicit behavior. Whistleblowing is the right thing to do but can be inherently risky, especially since employers will look for any reason to retaliate against you. We can fight for your rights if you are preparing to report an issue or have already done so.
  • Workers’ Compensation Retaliation. When you are injured while on the job, you have a right to receive compensation through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Some unscrupulous employers will attempt to intimidate workers into not filing a workers’ compensation claim or retaliate against them after they have filed, especially if the injury was the result of an unsafe work environment. You are legally protected from all forms of retaliation when filing a legitimate workers’ compensation claim. Our legal team can stand up for your rights and will do everything possible to protect you from adverse action in these situations.
  • Wrongful Termination. Though Oregon is an “at-will” employment state, an employer cannot fire an employee for unlawful reasons. Wrongful termination can occur when you are fired as a result of discrimination, retaliation, or breach of contract. Employers cannot terminate you on the basis of your belonging to a protected class, including your sexual orientation, race, or gender identity. They also cannot fire you because you “blew the whistle,” reported instances of discrimination, or raised a workplace safety issue. Many employees operate under an employment contract that specifies conditions in which someone can and cannot be terminated. An employer cannot violate the provisions of these agreements when making termination decisions. Our firm can help you fight wrongful termination and work to recover damages.
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  • Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment can take many forms, including unwanted advances, inappropriate touching, lewd comments, and implied quid pro arrangements. Perpetrators can be supervisors, colleagues, and non-employees. Employers are required by law to maintain anti-sexual harassment policies, but many fail to appropriately respond to complaints. We can help you enforce your rights in these situations and assist you in filing sexual harassment claims with BOLI or the EEOC.
  • Discrimination. Employees and prospective employees cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, or pregnancy status. Workplace discrimination can take many forms, including hostile work environments, being excluded from company communications and events, and being passed over for promotions or other opportunities as a result of your belonging to a protected class. We can assess your situation to determine if you have a case and help you explore legal options for enforcing your rights.

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Why Work With Us?

  • We Have Extensive Trial Experience

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  • We Go Beyond the Courtroom

    Not only do we fight hard in the courtroom, but we also bring cases to advocacy groups and statehouses to make contributions to systemic change.

  • We Only Represent Employees

    We are willing to take on large corporations and the government in the interest of fighting for our clients and seeking justice in the workplace.

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