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Employment and Labor Law

Fired? Suspended? Call an attorney now for a free consultation.

No matter what kind of work you do, the laws that govern employment are complicated. State and Federal laws and regulations establish an enormous volume of rules about pay, hours, discrimination and other subjects. These laws and regulations are also subject to interpretation and refinement by courts. When you combine this huge amount of information with the fact that the time to file lawsuits is very short, you need answers to your employment questions fast. That’s where the Employment and Labor lawyers at Rizzo & Diersen come in. We want you to call us with your questions about the workplace. If you have been fired, suspended, offered severance, or even denied a job, calling an attorney right away is the best possible decision you can make. You may not even know that you have a case until you have talked to an attorney.

Initial consultations over the phone are free and your information will be kept strictly confidential.

Employment Discrimination and Wrongful Termination

Complaints about employment discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment and wrongful termination are usually handled by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The DWD does an investigation of every complaint and then decides whether or not there is “probable cause” to believe discrimination happened. If there is probable cause, the case then goes to a trial before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The ALJ may even want additional written arguments that usually require detailed understanding of complex legal concepts.

An Employment and Labor lawyer from Rizzo & Diersen can help you at every step in this process. We know what it takes to argue persuasively during an investigation. We also have the experience that will make or break your case in front of the ALJ. The best part is that we often help people in your situation on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if we get you money.

Initial consultations over the phone are free and your information will be kept strictly confidential.

Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination

If you have a record, you probably know how hard it can be to move on from something that happened a long time ago. Even if you are a completely different person, it is so difficult to escape an arrest or conviction record when virtually everything is available online. The worst part is that employers usually have no idea what they are and are not allowed to know. This means that good people who made mistakes in the past get passed up for jobs and promotions illegally. If you have a record, you probably need a Labor and Employment lawyer who can advise you about your rights and get you compensation if an employer has discriminated against you. You may not even know you have a case, which is why you need to call us.

Initial consultations over the phone are free and your information will be kept strictly confidential.

From wrongful discharge to workplace testing, the labor law attorneys at Rizzo & Diersen are here to help. We can assist with a wide range of employment law issues, including:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wage/Overtime Disputes
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Illegal Firings
  • Retaliation
  • Health Care Worker Retaliation
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Executive Contracts & Separation
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Separation Agreements
  • Severance Pay
  • Trade Secrets
  • Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing