Employment Law

Americans spend a substantial percentage of their lives at work. In fact, many Americans spend more of their waking hours with their co-workers than they do with their own families. As a result, in addition to generating the income necessary to live, work is a major source of identity and self-worth. Losing your job, or being subjected to harassment, discrimination or discipline, can have devastating effects, both financially and emotionally, on you and your family.

CREIGHTON & ROSE, PC, has devoted the majority of its practice to ensuring that every employee – whether executive or custodian, laborer or professional, sales associate or tradesperson, private sector or government employee – be afforded nothing less than the rights to which he or she is entitled under the law. That means many things. It means enforcing an employee's right to work in a place free from discrimination because of race, age, sex (including pregnancy), religion, sexual orientation or marital status. It means enforcing an employee's right to work in a place free from retaliation and harassment. It means enforcing an employee's right to equal pay for equivalent work, regardless of gender, and to overtime wages for qualified overtime work. It means fighting for justice for employees who blow the whistle on their employers’ illegal or harmful activities. It means enforcing an employee's rights to take family leave and to utilize the workers compensation system. In some cases, it means negotiating a fair and adequate severance package.

Our years of experience and focused expertise has earned the respect of the community, the court system and even defense attorneys. We are recognized as tough but fair, hard working advocates for workplace justice, who are not afraid to take on the "big guys." But we refuse to rest on our laurels. We have excelled in this highly specialized, complex and ever changing area of law – and have obtained favorable results – because of our committment and dedication to the needs and the rights of our clients. We are at your service.

  • Discrimination based on race, national origin, ethnicity, age or gender
  • Hostile Work Environment and Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge and retaliation
  • Wage/overtime claims (individual and collective)
  • Employer-mandated arbitrations
  • Severance negotiations
  • Appeals

Particularly in these difficult economic times, issues in the workplace are an increasingly  widespread problem. For some basic information, the following websites may be helpful:

Can My Boss Do That?

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries