Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Labor Day Reminds Us that We Must Protect the Legal Rights of All Employees


I hope that many of you were able to enjoy the recent three-day weekend that Labor Day provided. This holiday, first celebrated nationally following an act of Congress in 1894, celebrates the contributions and achievements of workers across our country.  While it more commonly seems to be appreciated as an opportunity for grilling burgers, heading out to the lake, or enjoying one more afternoon poolside before the gates are locked until next Memorial Day, the intent should not be forgotten.

Workers in a variety of professions find themselves in dangerous situations more often than you might think. There is the commercial truck driver who travels our crowded highways every day. There is the factory worker who handles machinery that, even when that person is expertly trained, can break down and cause injury. There is the electrician who climbs into tight spaces and handles wires that have malfunctioned.

And there is not only the physical harm, but other less noticeable injuries that can occur. Perhaps there is a female doctor in a medical practice who is harassed by her male peers. Or a black man who is passed over for promotions again and again for reasons that cannot be explained.

In all instances, workers need advocates who will stand up for their rights and protect them in the courtroom when needed. There are personal injury issues and worker discrimination cases and other reasons that employees need outside help when their bosses are not acting in an upright manner. I

If you find yourself in such a situation, the attorneys at Bertolino LLP can help. We are experienced advocates who are dedicated to developing relationships with our clients and doing all that we can to get them what they deserve under the law. Please contact us today and let you know your story and how we can be of help to you.  

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