Employment Law

 

The Law Office of Bryan Monaghan is dedicated to helping people throughout Michigan in all areas of employment law. We recognize that employment related issues can create some of the most stressful events a person can experience, and we are dedicated to fighting against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and wrongful termination. We are committed to protecting individuals whose civil rights have been violated or who have experienced unfair or unequal working conditions. The Law Office of Bryan Monaghan has over 20 years of experience in employment litigation. We will fight for you in the following areas:

 

Discrimination

Race

Age

Disability

Gender

Pregnancy

Religion

National Origin

 

Retaliation

Civil Rights Complaints

Equal Opportunity Complaints

Whistleblowers Claims

Family Medical Leave Act

Workers Compensation

 

Breach of Contract

 

Denial of Disability Insurance

 

Many people have short or long term disability insurance coverage either through their employer or privately. These types of insurance policies are regulated under the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA). Disability insurance can be a very important part of an individual’s overall financial planning.

 

Insurance companies, however, often refuse to pay disability benefits, particularly long term disability benefits. Insurance companies will decline to pay based on the “fine print” of an insurance contract or the findings of a medical “expert” who often works exclusively for them. Moreover, these companies know that the deck is stacked against the disabled individual, because before a lawsuit can be filed, that individual often must first appeal the denial of benefits directly to the company itself, pursuant to the company’s own “administrative appeal” process. This is a crucial step in the ERISA process because that internal process establishes the “record” that will control any later lawsuit. Insurance companies are relying on the reality that most people will handle this appeal themselves, and not contact an attorney until after it is time to file a lawsuit.

 

The Law Office of Bryan Monaghan is experienced in ERISA and disability benefit denial litigation and will take on the insurance company to get you the benefits that you expect and deserve. If you have disability insurance and an insurance company has denied your claim, please contact The Law Office of Bryan Monaghan directly.

 

Employment Rights Laws

 

Many employers believe that because someone is an “at-will” employee, they can be terminated at any time or without cause. There are, however, numerous federal and state laws which prohibit discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. The Law Office of Bryan Monaghan has successfully counseled and represented many clients with claims under these various laws:

Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage and overtime)

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Family Medical Leave Act

Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)

Civil Rights Act of 1991

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

National Labor Relations Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act

Michigan Persons with Disabilities Act

Workers' Compensation Act

Whistleblowers Protection Act

Occupational Safety and Health Acts (OSHA and MIOSHA)