Trusted Guidance For Employment Law Matters

Everyone trusts that they will be respected in the workplace. No one should suffer from harassment, discrimination, retaliation, broken contracts or other illegal conduct. But when an employer violates your trust or you are otherwise having issues at work, and you need to understand your rights and possible solutions, you should speak with a lawyer with a thorough understanding of state and federal employment law.

When having trouble at work, the most important questions to start with are what are your rights and how can you defend them? Let me help you start answering these questions and guide you to a solution.

I am Joseph Gawlowicz, Attorney. I am a lawyer dedicated to protecting the rights of employees in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and communities throughout western and central New York.

I help employees find solutions to a broad range of employment law issues, including:

Why Should You Get An Employment Lawyer?

1. I understand you. I will listen to you to understand and analyze your situation to get an in-depth understanding of your needs. By taking the time to educate you about your options, I can help you make well-informed decisions about how to move forward with your situation.

Because everyone's story is unique, every solution is different. Sometimes, if possible, problems can be solved short of litigation through dialog and compromise. At other times, the best course of action is to go to court. I have experience litigating employment law issues, and prepare for court every step of the way. By planning for possible litigation throughout the legal process, it is often possible to leverage a favorable settlement for our clients.

2. Guiding You. The processes before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights or state and federal courts involve nearly countless rules, regulations and time limits. And every case is different. One wrong move can destroy an otherwise winning case. By having a skilled guide, you can minimize and avoid the pitfalls on the road to a solution.

If you have filed a claim on your own with an agency or court, I may still be able to help. Often people begin the process only to find out that the rules, regulations and red tape can be difficult to work through on one's own. Others have received probable cause or no probable cause findings from these agencies, and possibly a referral to a public hearing, and wonder what that means. If you're facing questions about any of these processes and your rights, I can help you down the path to an appropriate outcome.

3. Getting the Employer's Attention. When an individual faces an employer, who is often large with seemingly limitless resources, it can seem like an insurmountable battle. But, because there are laws that protect employees' rights, employers often take a represented employee more seriously. They understand that an experienced attorney can make the difference between a case they can brush aside, and one that can cause them serious problems. So, representation can make a significant difference in how a case turns out.