Proudly Representing Spokane Employees For Nearly Four Decades
For many people in Spokane, you spend more time at your place of employment than with your family. When you face difficulties in the workplace, such as harassment, wage disputes and ultimately losing your job can be terribly upsetting emotionally and financially. With a background as a mediator and an arbitrator, attorney Stanley A. Kempner Jr. knows firsthand how difficult it can be to resolve employment law disputes. He uses his nearly four decades of experience and knowledge to help him explore every pathway to finding a resolution that protects your rights and advocates for what you deserve.
Whether you need assistance with a legal matter involving discrimination, unemployment benefits, sexual harassment, wage disputes, whistleblower protection, severance agreements, wrongful termination, employment agreements, or Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) disputes, attorney Stanley A. Kempner Jr. is ready to help you achieve a peaceful and favorable resolution. He knows that your future is at stake. He will guide you through the legal process and provide you with the personalized representation you deserve.
Fighting Back Against Workplace Discrimination
State and federal laws prohibit employers from engaging in discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual identity or sexual orientation. Unfortunately, workplace discrimination is a common cause of employment concerns for employees across Washington. If you face discrimination at work, you have legal rights. Mr. Kempner will guide you through the legal process to hold your employer accountable and protect your civil rights.
Holding Employers Accountable For Breaching Employment Agreements
Employment contracts are written documents signed by both a Washington employer and their employee. These agreements typically explain the employee’s benefits, job obligations and, if applicable, the duration of employment.
If your employer violates your employment agreement and you are negatively impacted, you have the right to take legal action against them. Mr. Kempner will fight tirelessly to help you get what you deserve and hold your employer accountable.
Taking A Stand Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible Washington state employees with 12 weeks of unpaid leave. This leave may be used to care for a sick or injured family member, or to seek personal treatment for a chronic injury or illness.
An employer can violate the FMLA by ignoring your leave requests, deciding a medical reason and certification is insufficient, asking you to work while you are on FMLA, failing to act in good faith and including FMLA time off in a count of absences. If you believe that your employer violated your FMLA rights, Mr. Kempner will review your case and help you fight back.
Negotiating Severance Agreements
Losing your job leads to a multitude of difficult choices. Questions concerning your child’s schooling and extracurricular opportunities to simply putting food on the table can cause you even more distress.
Under Washington state law, employers are not required to offer severance agreements to terminated employees. However, you still have options to negotiate with your employer after a termination. At Stanley A. Kempner Jr. Attorney at Law, Mr. Kempner will advise you of your options and advocate for your interests.
Compassionate Advocacy Against Workplace Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is not only illegal, but can be humiliating behavior. Regardless of whether this harassment takes the form of verbal assaults, physical discomfort or blatant sexual advances, attorney Stanley A. Kempner Jr. is here to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
Help With Unemployment Benefits And Appeals
Losing a job can have devastating consequences on your family’s ability to maintain the quality of life to which you’ve all grown accustomed. However, sometimes your unemployment benefits can get denied, which can leave you in a devastating place financially. If you are currently in need of legal assistance regarding a case involving Washington unemployment benefits or with an appeal, Mr. Kempner can help you obtain the benefits you deserve.
A decent living wage isn’t exactly asking for much, and yet far too many Washington employers continue to shortchange their employees. Wage disputes can happen through not getting your allotted vacation time or your employer not allowing you to take your legally required meal and rest breaks, you can file a legal action against them. Mr. Kempner will help you fight for the wages and compensation you deserve.
Protecting Your Whistleblower Protection Rights
You shouldn’t face retaliation for exposing corruption or illegality at your workplace, regardless of whether the perpetrator happens to be an authority figure. Under the Washington State Whistleblower Program, public workers who come forth with damning information are protected from the wrath of their superiors.
However, employers do not always follow this rule, and may try to retaliate against you. At Stanley A. Kempner Jr. Attorney at Law, Mr. Kempner will fight tirelessly to protect your rights against retaliation.
Fighting For You In Wrongful Termination Lawsuits
While most positions in the state of Washington follow the “at-will” employee/employer relationship, there are certain instances in which you may file a wrongful termination suit. Illegal reasons for firing an employee include violations of public policy, such as whistleblower retaliation, firing an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim or for taking family leave. Wrongful terminations can also arise out of contractual obligations, including firing an employee without cause or violating the employment agreement.
Mr. Kempner will thoroughly evaluate your case to determine if a wrongful termination occurred before explaining your legal options. If you have a claim and decide to file a suit, he will fight for your rights.
Protecting Your Rights And Your Future
In the world of business, everything comes down to numbers, even your employment status. Don’t let a work dispute negatively impact your future. Work with a trusted, knowledgeable employment lawyer to protect your rights. Stanley A. Kempner Jr. Attorney at Law is committed to providing Spokane employees with personalized, reliable legal representation.