Marybeth Mullaney is dedicated to representing employees who are victims of wage and hour violations, retaliation, discrimination, harassment or other illegal activities in the workplace. If you’ve been fired, retaliated against or harassed on the job, you need a employment lawyer on your side. Marybeth is passionate about fighting for employees who have been treated wrongfully by their employers. She is an experienced labor lawyer who can help you understand your rights under South Carolina law and federal law. Employment laws can be difficult to navigate; having an attorney in your corner can give you the best chance for justice.
Most employees in the South Carolina are employed on an at-will basis, which means that you can be fired for no reason at all. However there are federal and state laws, which protect employees from overtime violations retaliation, discrimination, harassment, and other forms of illegal employer conduct. If you think your rights have been violated at work, contact Marybeth Mullaney for a free initial consultation. The Mullaney Law Firm accepts qualified cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that in eligible cases, employees don’t have to pay any out of pocket expenses to start the lawsuit and the employees only have to pay if the firm successfully recovers money.
Wage and Hour / Overtime Claims
It is illegal for your employer to fail to pay you overtime if you are entitled to receive it. Marybeth Mullaney fights for the rights of workers whose wages, salaries and tips were illegally underpaid. If you work over 40 hours per week, you are likely entitled overtime pay. Overtime applies even to those who are paid a salary, in some cases. If your employer violated labor laws requiring overtime pay, you may also be entitled to liquidated or double damages for overtime violations. Overtime pay that has not been paid can still be collected up to 2 years from the date the pay was earned, and up to 3 years if the employer was willfully violating the law.
Marybeth Mullaney can assist you in determining whether you are entitled to overtime pay. Ms. Mullaney will provide you with a free consultation to determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay.
Marybeth Mullaney handles both individual claims and class actions brought by employees throughout South Carolina. Class action lawsuits are those brought by a single employee, or group of employees, on behalf of all other similar employees who work, or have worked, for a particular employer. Class action lawsuits are the most efficient means of recovering on behalf of a large group of employees for systematic labor code violations committed by a single employer. One advantage of class actions is that the claims of each worker strengthen the claims of all other workers.
Retaliation / Whistleblower
According to federal and state whistleblower laws, your employer cannot retaliate against you for doing the right thing when you report fraud or other illegal activity. Marybeth Mullaney helps employees who have suffered retaliation by their employer because they provided information to or assisted a government investigation with exposing wrongdoing. If your employer has retaliated against you because you engaged in a protected whistleblower activity, she can help you pursue an action against your employer to recover compensation for this mistreatment. Retaliatory behavior can take many different forms, such as:
- Denying overtime or promotion opportunities
- Intimidation, making threats and disciplining
- Embarrassment or bullying
- Reducing pay or hours
- Reassignment affecting future prospects of promotion
- Wrongful termination
If you are suffering retaliation after reporting misconduct by your employer, Marybeth Mullaney is ready to help. Contact her for your free consultation.