Employment & Civil Rights
Maine is an employment at will state which means employees can be fired for no reason or a stupid reason. However, they cannot be fired because of:
- National origin
- Complaints about illegal or unsafe practices in the workplace
Not surprisingly, we are seldom contacted by the employee who was expressly told he or she was fired for an illegal reason. As experienced employment law attorneys, Gilbert & Greif can help build a strong circumstantial case.
We have established a reputation for strong advocacy in this field. Many cases have been settled, and a number of cases which have gone to trial have produced favorable verdicts. We have been involved in several significant cases involving wage and hour, family and medical leave, and severance pay issues.
Gilbert & Greif’s experience in the area of Employment and Civil Rights extends to representing employer clients both in the counseling and in the advocacy stages of representation.
On behalf of both employees and employers, we have successfully and confidentially negotiated the separation from employment of a number of professional, executive and managerial employees in the public and private sector. These private resolutions often avoid costs, uncertainty, protracted litigation and adverse publicity.