If you are a current or former employee of an organization with a sufficiently large employee base, you may be entitled to protection or compensation for possible violations of your rights under federal law. In like fashion, if you are a qualified employer who has been served with notice of a former or current employee’s pending claim with the EEOC, or assuming a Right To Sue letter has already been issued, you must evaluate and prepare for the inevitable federal lawsuit. Every employment discrimination action is different and requires careful analysis before being pursued.
Breach of Contract
A business contract creates certain obligations that are to be fulfilled. When a breach of contract occurs (or is alleged), one or both of the parties may demand to have the contract enforced on its terms, or may try to recover for any financial harm caused by the alleged breach. At Canterbury Law Group, we have successfully represented clients on both sides of these disputes.
ADA / Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act bans discrimination against people with a disability in connection with employment, public services, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities and telecommunications. If you’re a business owner who is concerned about ADA compliance, has been accused of violating the ADA or is unsure whether the ADA rules apply to your company, call us immediately. An individual with mental or physical impairment that limits life activities should also seek counsel if you think you are experiencing discrimination in violation of the ADA, particularly at places of public accomodation .
We represent clients for all of their personal litigation needs, both as plaintiff and defendant. We defend or sue individuals in cases involving employment, real estate, family law and bankruptcy. It is strongly suggested that you consult with your lawyer before approaching the court. We will plan your case with precision seeking to maximize the end result.
False Claims Act
Federal and State False Claims Act and whistleblower programs are some of the most successful tools in combating fraud against our government and taxpayers. False Claims Act cases, also called qui tam cases, reward and protect individual whistleblowers if their cases recover funds for the government. Persons who are terminated from their jobs in retaliation for providing whistleblower information, even when no fraud on the government actually occurs, can also recover damages and attorney’s fees for such retaliation by their employer for their protected conduct. If you have evidence of fraud against the government and decide to “blow the whistle”, you will need a lawyer to represent you. Careful and direct consultation with your whistleblower lawyer can often be a key component to the ultimate success or failure and will be a major factor in determining if you will receive a reward and the amount. Speak to us first, before you decide to actually advise your employer of what you believe may be whistle blowing claims.