Experienced Employment Law Representation
At The O'Meara Law Firm, PC, in Coatesville, we represent employers and employees in employment claims involving allegations of retaliation, whistleblowing and discrimination as well as violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other workplace protections. We are often retained by employers and employees to draft, review and enforce:
- Employment manuals
- Employment agreements
- Trade secret and confidentiality agreements
- Severance agreements
- Noncompete agreements
- Independent contractor/consulting agreements and policies
Our guidance helps you as an employer become a more harmonious and motivating boss while helping you retain your best employees. Whether an employee is staying with your company or leaving, we will help you put together the sorts of agreements that will be legally binding.
The Employment Litigation Services That We Provide
We are dedicated to protecting and preserving a productive, fair and efficient workplace environment. We will aggressively represent you in employment law disputes involving:
- Wrongful discharge or discipline
- Discrimination, harassment or retaliation
- Collective bargaining and employee rights
- FMLA and ADA
- Severance packages
- Hiring agreements
- Noncompetition agreements
- Wage and hour disputes
Whether you’re beginning a new job, working your way up in the company or leaving your job to seek other employment, our experienced employment representation can benefit you. Attorney Anita O’Meara can help you understand the terms of your employment. She routinely stands up for employees and contractors when unlawful actions by employers take place.
Venues In Which We Participate
When a dispute cannot be resolved through assertive mediation or negotiations, we will represent you in the following venues:
- State and federal courts and labor board hearings as well as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) panels
- Workers’ compensation judges and appeals
- Unemployment compensation judges and appeals
- Social Security Administration (SSA) hearings and appeals
Claims before EEOC or administrative panels and union grievance committees as well as human resources investigations often carry significant consequences for employers and employees. Having an experienced litigation attorney assisting at every stage of the dispute resolution process often results in an amicable resolution in the appropriate case. It will also ensure a proper foundation for trial in either federal or state court.
Workers’ compensation claims – from both the defense and claimant perspectives – require an experienced lawyer familiar with the medical and legal issues involved. Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws are evolving; make sure your lawyer is up to the challenge.
Consulting Services To Avoid Issues Later On
No one enters an employment relationship anticipating a battle later on. Properly drafted employment contracts and policy manuals help to eliminate legal disputes down the road. Employers make sure that you have a properly drafted agreement and that all parties know their legal rights before hiring, firing or disciplining employees, consultants and agents.
As an employee, be sure to understand your rights and options before entering into any legal agreement or accepting a job offer or termination, severance or retirement package.