Camden – Rockland - Rockport, Maine Employment Lawyers
In the 1912 poem Renascence, Edna St. Vincent Millay described the view from the summit of Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park: "All I could see from where I stood was three long mountains and a wood. I turned and looked the other way and saw three islands in a bay." This view draws visitors to what is often referred to as “the heart of the mid coast.” Rockland has been called the "Lobster Capital of the World” for its importance to the East Coast lobster industry and for the world famous Maine Lobster Festival. It also has a thriving music scene, anchored by the annual North Atlantic Blues Festival which takes place every summer, and the historic Strand Theatre in Rockland which has hosted films, concerts and lectures since the 1920’s.
Maine Employee Rights Group represents Camden – Rockland – Rockport employees in all types of employment discrimination cases. Examples of recent cases we have handled include:
We represented a woman who worked for a Massachusetts janitorial service company cleaning the UPS Rockland facility for two years before being ousted by a less qualified male. When our client pressed her supervisor for the reason she was let go, he told her it was “a man’s job.” We obtained a sworn statement from a coworker who overheard the supervisor’s comment. We filed suit in federal court, but the company failed to answer, so we defaulted them, and obtained a judgment against them, which we then hired Massachusetts counsel to collect. Our collection attorney was able to obtain a significant sum from the company shortly after the judgment was issued.
Family Medical Leave Act/Disability Discrimination
Our firm represented a truck driver who worked for a frozen fish and lobster bait supplier for 20 years and had an excellent performance record. In 2009, our client suffered a neck injury which required surgery and caused him to miss two and a half months of work. The company granted his request for medical leave initially, but then refused to take him back, claiming financial difficulties had led to a reduction-in-force. During the course of our investigation, we found an interview with the company’s owner in a trade magazine where he boasted about the company’s recent expansion and financial success, which we used to rebut their defense. We also discovered that our client was the only employee whose job was eliminated in the alleged reduction-in-force. We were able to use these facts to our client’s advantage and obtain a favorable settlement at mediation.