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 they were fired for an unlawful reason. As experienced employment law attorneys, Gilbert Law Offices can help build a strong circumstantial case. We have established a reputation for vigorous advocacy in this field.
Many cases have been settled. Several cases that have gone to trial have produced favorable verdicts. We have been involved in several significant cases involving wages, hours, family and medical leave, and severance pay issues. Gilbert Law Offices experience in Employment and Civil Rights extends to representing employer clients in the counseling and advocacy stages of representation.
On behalf of both employees and employers, we have successfully negotiated the separation from employment of several professional, executive, and managerial employees in the public and private sector. These private resolutions often avoid costs, uncertainty, protracted litigation, and adverse publicity.