Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment Law Firm
Law Office of Joshua R. Williams, PLLC3249 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Office of Joshua R. Williams, PLLC is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our attorney is dedicated to standing up for people who need someone to stand strong on their behalf. We provide legal representation in all types of cases such as Employment Law, Injury Law, Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, and Immigration.
We take pride in utilizing the legal system to make businesses, industries, governmental entities, and individuals accountable for their unlawful conduct. We are passionate about advancing justice and vindicating the rights of people who were harmed by others.
Our law firms are competitive, hate to lose but love to win. We are especially enjoying winning against those who abused their positions of power to infringe on the rights and dignity of vulnerable or otherwise less-powerful people.
Year this Office was Established: 2009
Languages: Spanish; English.
Areas of Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Animal Bites
- Back & Neck Injury
- Bicycle Accident
- Bus Accidents
- Business Litigation
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Rights
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Constitutional Law
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Consumer Law
Additional Areas of Law: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims; Consumer Protection; Debt Collection Harassment; Consumer Fraud; Police Misconduct; Police Brutality; False Arrest.
Areas of Law Description
- Employment Law
We are passionate about helping employees who have been victimized by unlawful employment practices such as discrimination, and sexual harassment. We also protect employees from employers who deny leave protected under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the Minnesota Parental Leave Law (MPLL). We protect clients from unlawful employer retaliation for reporting discrimination or blowing the whistle on illegal or improper conduct.
* Wrongful Termination
Minnesota is an at-will employment state, which means that in most cases your employer can fire you at any time for any reason, for a bad reason, or for no reason at all. There are some exceptions to employment at-will, as set forth such as Contract, Employee Hanoks/Policies, Union Agreements, Discrimination, Retaliation and Public Policy. If we believe your employer has violated your legal rights, we will negotiate compensation or sue your employer and represent you in court, if necessary.
* Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The FMLA requires employers to provide eligible employees with 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave to care for their own or an immediate family member’s serious health condition, or to care for a new child (birth, adoption, or foster care). FMLA protects employees against discrimination for exercising their rights under the FMLA, so that employers cannot use the taking of FMLA-qualified leave as a negative factor in any employment actions, such as promotion, discipline, layoff or termination, whether for cause or for any other reason.
Discrimination is treating someone differently based on his/her membership in a “protected class.” Protected classes include race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, receipt of public assistance, and age.
State and federal laws prohibit employers from taking adverse action against employees in retaliation for exercising family medical leave, bringing a discrimination or harassment claim, participating in a discrimination or harassment investigation, or blowing the whistle on illegal or improper conduct.
Harassment is unwanted conduct based on an employee’s membership in a “protected class” that creates a hostile environment or adversely affects the individual’s employment. Protected classes include race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, receipt of public assistance, and age. Most harassment claims are for sexual harassment.
- Injury Law
An injury can have a catastrophic effect on the victim’s life. Fortunately, the law recognizes this fact as well. If you suffered an injury, you may be entitled to recover money for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
* Car and Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you have been injured by a negligent operator of a motor vehicle, I will protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation the law entitles you to by investigating your claim, negotiating with the insurance companies, or suing the person who caused your injury and representing you in court, if necessary.
* Slip and Fall Injuries
Unpredictable weather and other dangerous conditions can cause serious injuries. In many cases the owner of the property where you fell is responsible for your injuries, and the law requires them to pay you money.
- Civil Rights
Various laws guarantee the right to be free from discrimination based on "protected characteristics" such as race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, receipt of public assistance, or age. Our law firms help clients who have been treated unfairly because they possess one or more of these protected characteristics.
- Debt Collection Harassment
Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), it is illegal for debt collectors to engage in abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices. If a debt collector violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are entitled to $1,000 and the collector must pay your attorney fees and reimburse the cost of bringing a lawsuit.
Mr. Joshua R. Williams
Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law, Credit and Mortgage
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