Rhode Island Employment Law Lawyer
The Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC represents employees and employers in cases involving discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, employment contract disputes, wage and hour claims, and employee misclassification. We have been resolving disputes between employees and employers in Rhode Island civil courts since 1983.
Our firm also handles cases related to employer-provided disability insurance, health insurance, and retirement benefits. These are called “ERISA” cases and the claim is brought against the insurance company, not the employer. If you were denied short-term or long-term disability insurance, health insurance benefits for which you paid, or your retirement payments are inaccurate, we can help you resolve a claim in ERISA litigation.
Obtaining a positive result in employment litigation requires extensive trial experience. Attorney Mark B. Morse is highly skilled in all aspects of employment law and employee benefits litigation at the state and appellate level. Mr. Morse is board certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is one of very few attorneys in the state of Rhode Island who handle ERISA litigation. See a few of the cases he has successfully resolved in employment litigation.
Put our experience to work on your employment law matter. Contact the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC to speak with a Rhode Island employment law lawyer in Providence.
Discrimination and Harassment Claims
Discrimination comes in many forms — some more obvious than others. Do you believe you were denied a promotion because of your gender? Were you denied opportunities because of pregnancy? Do you see that people of a certain race or ethnicity are limited to certain jobs or certain shifts?
We represent employees who have been discriminated against in violation of state and federal employment law because of their:
- Race or ethnicity
- Disability or pregnancy status
We also work with employers who are trying to create a healthy working environment for their employees but who need help with policies and procedures, and employers who face a lawsuit from a current or former employee.
The law protects employees who complain of illegal behavior on the part of their employer. For example, if you talk to your HR department about harassment you are experiencing, or file a discrimination lawsuit, your employer cannot fire you or demote you for doing so. If they do, this is called wrongful termination and you can file a suit against them in court.
On the other hand, employment is at the will of your employer. You are not guaranteed a job regardless of your actions. Some people consider any firing to be a wrongful termination and this is simply not the case. We defend employers from wrongful termination claims.
Competent Legal Help
Whether you are in Providence or elsewhere in the state, contact our law firm to speak with an employee discrimination attorney in Rhode Island about your case. We offer a free, confidential consultation.