At the law office of Reid H. Ervin & Associates, P.C., we are committed to protecting the rights of employees in all types of employment law disputes. We understand the complex laws and regulations that apply to employee benefit plans. If you believe your rights were violated when attempting to access your employee benefits, we can help. Contact a Norfolk employment law attorney today to learn more.
Many companies provide comprehensive disability benefit plans (such as long-term disability), retirement plans, and health care plans. Disability plans are typically overseen by a third-party administrator who determines whether an employee qualifies for long-term disability or early retirement. However, if you are initially denied long-term disability, the process for making a claim or appeal can be difficult and complex, requiring the expertise of an employment law attorney. You only get one chance to make a successful claim. Let a Norfolk disability and retirement benefits lawyer present and fight your case for you.
Understanding Your Employee Rights
Employer-funded benefit plans (including retirement benefits, health care benefits, disability benefits, and other employee benefits) are regulated by ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974). ERISA details employer responsibilities in regard to these benefit plans. ERISA also explains what you can do if your rights as an employee have been violated in relation to any employee benefit plan.
Firing you before you are able to collect disability benefits, for example, may constitute an ERISA violation. Similarly, taking adverse actions against you for exercising your rights as employee may constitute an ERISA violation or violation of another employment law.
If your employer has taken actions against you that limit your benefits, or if you have been retaliated against for exercising your rights under an employee benefit plan, we can help. We will investigate the situation to determine if your employer has violated ERISA or other employment laws. Then, we will help you determine an effective course of legal action.
Were Your Employee Benefit Rights Violated? Contact Us.
We can help you get the employee benefits you are entitled to under the law. Contact us online today to discuss your options.