Employment Law & Litigation
Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, P.A. devotes a significant amount of time in employment law matters. From negotiating executive contracts to resolving workplace disputes in litigation, Kenneth Udoibok and his team bring decades of experience to the table with the highest caliber of counselling and representation. Mr. Udoibok represents individuals who have claims against their employers – prospective, current, or former. These claims include:
- Wrongful Termination
- Race / Ethnicity
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage & Hour Violations
- Family & Medical Leave Issues
- Interference with Employee Benefits
- Severance Counseling and Negotiation
- Non-Compete Agreement Counseling and Negotiation
- Employment Executive / Physician Contract Counseling and Negotiation
Kenneth Udoibok has over 22 years of trial experience and is an effective and tenacious litigator. His victories speak for themselves. He has earned the respect of employers and the legal community throughout the state of Minnesota. Kenneth is known as a tireless champion for the causes of employees. Kenneth Udoibok has been publicly commended by judges for his effective representation of his clients.
Kenneth Udoibok and his team are committed to their clients. The goal is to accomplish the clients’ wishes. He is selective of his cases so that he can devote the time it takes for each client. Kenneth Udoibok is a good listener and can explain thoroughly how the law applies to a particular situation. In the event of litigation, Mr. Udoibok has access to additional legal, investigative, and support services to accommodate the most complex cases and most formidable opponents.
At- Will Employment
Employers are generally allowed to pay, promote, hire and fire employees as they wish. That is the nature of employment at will laws. However, if any of these decisions are based on age, race, national origin, heritage, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender, pregnancy, religion or any other discriminatory factor, the employer may be violating the employee’s rights under state and federal law. That’s where Kenneth Udoibok comes in. Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, P.A., provides skilled and experienced representation for those who have been discriminated against. Mr. Udoibok, with his group of talented attorneys would be happy to assist you – all the way from preliminary questions to court.
Employees are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as state laws. If you are actively discriminated against, you have grounds to sue your employer.
There is often a variety of indicators that would suggest you are a victim of discrimination. These include sudden and intense scrutiny; retention of younger, inexperienced coworkers over older workers; a small, one-or-two person “reduction in force”; punishing the victim; lack of thorough investigation or lack of interest if a complaint is made; and manipulation of the promotion or hiring process.
If you feel your employer has discriminated against you, please contact Kenneth Udoibok today.
Wrongful termination refers to any non-voluntary termination for an improper reason. In Minnesota, there are a multitude of improper reasons that can trigger a wrongful termination. Most prominent among these are retaliation for certain complaints and discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability, pregnancy or handicap. State and federal laws protect workers from termination in retaliation for whistle-blowing or for making legal claims against the employer. Workers are also protected from being fired for making complaints about workplace safety, for refusing to work in unsafe conditions, or for joining with other employees to improve wages or working conditions. Employees are also protected against termination by public policy. The following reasons for termination would likely be deemed to violate public policy:
- Complaining about or reporting employer’s illegal conduct.
- Refusing to commit an illegal act on behalf of the employer, such as perjury.
- Fulfilling jury service obligations.
- Cooperating with law enforcement.
If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, contact Kenneth Udoibok today.
We know that freedom from sexual harassment is covered under federal law by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and at the state level under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Both federal and state laws define sexual harassment as actions that can apply to either males or females in situations involving the same sex or opposite sex. Sexual harassment under federal law is not limited to the person being harassed but can be anyone affected by the offensive conduct. As your sexual harassment lawyer, Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, P.A. has the experience, education, dedication and record of success to help you win a trial, obtain a great settlement or defend against a law suit.
Kenneth Udoibok has been a sexual harassment lawyer in Minnesota for more than 22 years. At Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, P.A., we understand that sexual harassment is a traumatic experience and that you do not always feel comfortable talking about it. Our firm is sensitive and understanding and treats you with compassion, respect and dignity. Coming forward with a sexual harassment claim is not easy. Our sexual harassment team guides you throughout the legal process. Sexual harassment affects men and women alike and includes a variety of words and actions such as:
- Touching someone inappropriately
- Promising job advancement in exchange for sexual or romantic activities
- Engaging in uninvited “x-rated” conversations
- Gesturing in a provocative way
Each of these examples becomes a much stronger case if the victim reported the harassment to management and the behavior continued. If any of these examples sound familiar, call Kenneth Udoibok today for an initial consultation.