FAQs

Discrimination and harassment

Treating people differently because of who they are is discrimination. It's wrong, and it's usually illegal. For example, women, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, 50-year-old men, workers with permanent injuries, LGBT, and more. For example, failure to hire, paying less, more work, less advancement, cliques, Performance Improvement Plans that lead to discharge, etc.

Harassment has no place on the job, and it's sometimes illegal. Harassment by co-workers and supervisors is common and widespread. Don't just take it! A company is responsible for a hostile work environment on its watch. Sexual harassment, racially-hostile job sites, pushing older workers around, etc. is illegal.

What is whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing" is the honorable work of employees protecting taxpayer dollars from graft and corruption in their own companies. Companies doing business with governments- defense, construction, Medicare, etc- must not take more dollars than they're due. Employees who know and want to do the right thing are whistleblowers.

How long does a consultation last?

It's worth it to me and to you to talk for a few minutes on the phone without an appointment. If it sounds promising, we'll make more time, on the phone or in person.

What information do I need for the consultation?

A good memory or notes, and hopefully a few documents to support your story.

What is wage theft?

Working off the clock, miss-classifying employees as "independent contractors", taking involuntary deductions from paychecks, and more. Working Americans lose billions of dollars each year due to wage theft.

Do you represent labor unions?

It's been my honor and privilege to represent working Americans and their unions for nearly 30 years.