Employment Law

Indianapolis Employment Legal Services

Advocating for Employees’ Rights in Indiana

The Indianapolis employment law attorneys at Cleveland Lehner Cassidy are dedicated to helping employees hold employers accountable for workplace mistreatment. Our team of attorneys understands that you may feel vulnerable coming forward with a claim that your rights have been violated. Our compassionate advocates will work with you to understand how those who wronged you could be held accountable for unlawful actions.

We offer legal services pertaining to the following employment issues and more:

Are you experiencing an employment dispute? Contact Cleveland Lehner Cassidy online or call our Indianapolis law firm at (317) 406-0855 to schedule a free consultation.

Your Basic Rights as an Employee in Indiana

Indiana is among the majority of states in the country that are considered “at-will” employment states. This generally means that an employer can terminate the employer-employee relationship at any time, for any or no reason.

However, you cannot be terminated for an illegal reason. Terminations based on discrimination or retaliation, for example, are illegal under state and federal law. Getting fired because you didn’t want to participate in illegal business practices or reported them is often unlawful. There are many such protections you may not be aware of that could apply to your situation.

As an employee in the United States, your basic rights include the following and more:

  • Not to be discriminated against on the basis of your sex, race, religion, skin color, or national origin.
  • Not to be discriminated against for a disability or serious medical condition.
  • Not to be discriminated against because you are 40 or more years old
  • To work free from illegal harassment
  • To do your job without enduring unwanted sexual advances or physical touching
  • To have your wages paid in full and on time
  • To be paid your full overtime pay when eligible

What to Do Before Filing an Employment Lawsuit

If you believe your rights at work are being violated by an employer or coworker, do the following:

  • Document Everything – Take notes during meetings that could be used as evidence. Journal events or communications that relate to the mistreatment. While you may feel compelled to record audio, video, or take photos, you should be cautious of your employer’s policies.
  • Make a Formal Complaint – Make your complaint about how you’re being treated clearly known. It’s best to do so in writing and specifically state that you feel the treatment is unlawful discrimination or retaliation. You can bring a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  • Save All Documentation – In addition to creating new records, collect and protect existing documents. These can include emails, recordings, text messages, phone logs, etc. that may be relevant to your mistreatment at work. You should again be mindful of your employer’s policies.
  • Don’t Quit Your Job – Taking legal action against your employer does not mean you have to quit your job. Quitting your job might also make your case harder to fight in court.

Cleveland Lehner Cassidy Can Help Protect Your Workplace Rights

If you believe your rights as a worker have been violated, you should reach out to a lawyer for help. At Cleveland Lehner Cassidy, we can add clarity to your situation. Our employment attorneys in Indianapolis have years of experience representing employees in these disputes. We can help you understand your rights and how to hold your employer liable for violating them.

You don't have to struggle with employment legal issues alone. For a free initial consultation, contact Cleveland Lehner Cassidy online.

Hoosier Experiences

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  • Expertise - Best Employment Lawyers in Indianapolis
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indy Rainbow Chamber
  • Indiana State Associations
  • Indy Chamber

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