Wrongful Termination & Employment Law

MKO Employment Law LLC offers employment lawyer consultations and focuses on Employment Law and Wrongful Termination issues. 

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MKO Employment Law LLC (“MKO”), a distinguished Pennsylvania plaintiff employment law firm, embodies the concept of a highly focused and very specific employment practice. MKO operates primarily on a contingency fee basis, with some exceptions such as unemployment matters, contract review and advice, negotiations, job preservation efforts, and employment strategy sessions. We focus on a client-centered approach, handling fewer, high-quality cases to ensure greater access to our attorneys and personalized legal services. Specializing in the thorough assessment and comprehensive strategic planning of employment issues, our goal is to secure the best outcomes for our clients, favoring resolution over litigation to protect careers and reputations. MKO provides attorney consultations from 7AM to 7PM on weekdays and 8AM to 3PM on weekends.

Schedule Your Complimentary MKO Employment Law Consultation

Book your one-time complimentary MKO Employment Law Attorney Consultation through our user-friendly online scheduling system. Lasting about 20 minutes, this session offers an attorney specializing in employment law to listen, understand your legal situation, and explain your options, strategy, and how we can assist. Opting for the basic consultation instead of a Comprehensive Session may oversimplify complex legal issues, leading to missing opportunities to resolve significant and strategic matters as well as financial losses. Legal Costs are small when considering months of missed work or loss of a long career. Secure the advantage in your employment case by booking this essential consultation, your first step towards a winning legal strategy.

Comprehensive Legal Strategy Session: Book a Paid In-Depth Consultation

MKO offers specialized, fee-based consultation services tailored for those requiring in-depth legal advice, especially in complex cases. By scheduling a two-hour paid consultation with our attorneys who exclusively practice plaintiffs' employment law, you gain access to top-tier legal advice, strategic planning, and options, all designed to address your specific legal challenges. This service is invaluable for professionals, doctors, lawyers, executives, vice presidents, and high-level business leaders seeking specialized guidance in employment law. Book your consultation through our exclusive $800.00 fee-based online system to start receiving the assistance you deserve.

Reasons to Choose MKO Employment Law

Focused Employment Law Practice

MKO is a “boutique law firm” which means that we concentrate on this niche area and offer highly focused employment law services to clients who are looking for the personal touch. Boutique law firms are not a one-stop legal shop, and that’s a good thing. While a long roster of diverse legal services may look impressive on paper, it’s fairly pointless in practice. You need one good attorney who knows the ins and outs of the area of law that’s relevant to your case. Look for a law firm that only practices in the area of law that you need. If that’s all they do, chances are, they do it very well.

Technology Driven & Experts in the Cloud

We provide immediate legal consultations, operate a paperless law firm, use advanced cloud storage, digital signatures, electronic forms, and can review your documents using screen share technology instantaneously. MKO is technologically savvy, nimble, flexible, and efficient. We are not confined to our office, chained to a desktop computer, or burdened with IT maintenance. Thanks to the smart use of technology we can focus on providing our clients with the best representation possible. By streamlining our practice we can focus on what our clients hire us to do – advocate on their behalf and work diligently toward a desired result.

Legal Advice Instantly From The Comfort of Home

MKO can provide superior legal services through adapative use of new technology and provide the majority of legal assistance while you are comfortably working from your home. It just also happens it’s better, easier, and faster for our clients – they really appreciate it. We seemlessly and interactively collaborate with you in a relaxed enviornment where you have all of your files in your immediate control. We find this is the absolute best way to provide legal advice to our clients on complex legal issues, hands down.

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Discreet When Necessary

While many cases require that we go to court to seek justice, there are a substantial number of disputes that need to be handled discreetly. We see each legal dispute as an opportunity to find a fair and equitable resolution without destroying your reputation, resume, job prospects, income, and if avoidable, not subjecting you, your family, friends, and former coworkers to unnecessary, highly invasive, time consuming, stressful, and ultimately public litigation. MKO, “Providing you a path forward in your life, career, and recovering the compensation you deserve.™” Confidentiality is key, for everyone. 

Keeping Costs Low To Focus On Your Case

Our clients understand that their representation are far more important than an expensive address. Some law firms might be battling an extremely burdensome and large overhead costs. In other words, to survive, they may need to be a “factory firm” or “volume practice” that needs to process a vast amount of cases to be able to afford their superfluous costs, expenses, and overheadWe aggressively keep costs down so we can focus on you. Don’t want to be treated like an account number, a settlement figure, or a wheel that needs to be turned to keep the law firm getting paid? We keep our costs low and use this financial freedom for our clients best interests.

Highly Responsive Attorneys

We even make ourselves extremely available to clients, even beyond our normal business hours! When you call us your attorney answers, not a secretary who puts you on hold for 20 minutes, then tells you that you can leave a voicemail for your attorney. Besides the MKO office phone number, our clients can contact their attorney via a desk & mobile phone number, SMS & texting, as well as business & emergency email. For example, we can often respond to a text message in just a few minutes. Experience a better, faster, and more efficient way to work with an attorney. MKO believes that clients can and should depend on the fact that we’ll respond quickly.

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It Can Happen To You: You Need an Employee Focused Employment Lawyer

Many people initially assume that they can handle their employment issues on their own, but quickly learn that the legal process of filing, negotiating, prosecuting, and resolving a claim is far more complicated than they anticipated. We all hope for a career that runs from high point to high point. But real careers and people don’t work like that. Projects fail. You apply for jobs that you don’t get. Sometimes you don’t feel like you can possibly face another day at work. You make mistakes, others make mistakes, and sometimes even get fired. It can happen to anyone. But what if something is wrong? When should you fight back?

Don’t let employment issues hold you back from achieving your dreams! The truth is, even the most successful careers can experience setbacks and challenges, and when these issues arise, it’s important to have a strong support system in place. That’s where MKO Employment Law LLC comes in – we’re here to provide you with the guidance and expertise you need to navigate the complex legal process of filing, negotiating, and resolving employment-related claims.

If someone has done something unethical, unscrupulous, or illegal in the workplace, you should at least consider whether you should fight back. For that you need a legal consultation to know your position. MKO prides itself on assisting people through these brutal emotional situations of anger, stress, and depression. We provide the tools so you can come back more resilient and stronger than before. Our goal is providing you a financially secure and happy future by resolving the situation in the best way for your personal needs.

Everyday MKO Legal Help

Age Discrimination can impact older employees, while Disability, Medical Issues, and FMLA can pose challenges for employees seeking fair treatment. Higher Compensated Employees are often a unique challenge because many other considerations come into play. Criminal History for Failure to Hire can also be a barrier to employment. EEOC/PHRC Filing, Charges, Mediations, and Litigation can arise when employees believe they have experienced discrimination or harassment. Gender / Orientation Discrimination, as well as pregnancy discrimination, are also issues that can arise. Misclassification, Overtime / Unpaid Wages & Retaliation, and Overemployment Fraud can and often lead to legal disputes. Professional Exit Strategies, Severance Agreements, and Separation Packages can help smooth transitions for employees leaving a company and on which MKO gets calls on a daily basis about. Retaliation and Hostile Work Environments can create difficult and sometimes illegal working conditions. Unemployment Referee Hearings and Unemployment Appeal Hearings, including Unemployment Compensation Board of Review Appeal: Appealing a Referee Decision, can be complicated and legal help is strongly recommended. Wrongful Termination, Constructive Termination / Discharge or Workers’ Comp Retaliation, Whistleblowing Retaliation are other areas that can lead to legal disputes.

Attorney Email

Email MKO or Call 412-301-2700. No State or Federal Employees & Only Pennsylvania Cases.

Wrongful Termination

We help people fired, or soon to be fired, when they have been treated unfairly, illegally, or unjustly.

Employment Discrimination

Race, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), orientation, disability.

Professional Exit Strategies

Remove yourself from a toxic workplace or help with a job loss. Lawyers give you an exit strategy.

Medical Accommodations

Employees needing physical or mental health/wellness accommodations are protected.

Disability Discrimination

Many health conditions can be considered disabilities and are  legally protected including retaliation.  

EEOC or PHRC Agencies

Aggressive lawyering in the state and federal agencies can mean quick, quiet, and lucrative resolutions.

Age Discrimination

For those over 40 years old (but older is preferred) that experience bias based on your age.

Sexual Harassment

A range of actions from mild transgressions to sexual abuse or sexual assault. A highly serious offense.

Notice: MKO is also helping Employees with Professional Exit Strategies. We provide the legal framework in order to remove yourself from a toxic workplace or facilitate an exit transition for whatever reason. These involve a variety of illegal, retaliatory, or discriminatory employment situations. The foundation of many claims, and most wrongful termination cases, revolve around winning your unemployment claim.

Ten Reasons You Want MKO As Your Employment Counsel

1. Focused Employment Law Practice

MKO is a “boutique law firm” which means that we concentrate on this niche area and offer highly focused employment law services to clients who are looking for the personal touch. Boutique law firms are not a one-stop legal shop, and that’s a good thing. While a long roster of diverse legal services may look impressive on paper, it’s fairly pointless in practice. You need one good attorney who knows the ins and outs of the area of law that’s relevant to your case.  Look for a law firm that only practices in the area of law that you need. If that’s all they do, chances are, they do it very well.

2. Technology Driven & Experts in the Cloud

We provide immediate legal consultations, operate a paperless law firm, use advanced cloud storage, digital signatures, electronic forms, and can review your documents using screen share technology instantaneously. MKO is technologically savvy, nimble, flexible, and efficient. 

We are not confined to our office, chained to a desktop computer, or burdened with IT maintenance. Thanks to the smart use of technology we can focus on providing our clients with the best representation possible. By streamlining our practice we can focus on what our clients hire us to do – advocate on their behalf and work diligently toward a desired result.

3. Legal Advice Instantly From The Comfort of Home

MKO can provide superior legal services through adaptive use of new technology and provide the majority of legal assistance while you are comfortably working from your home. It just also happens it's better, easier, and faster for our clients - they really appreciate it. We seamlessly and interactively collaborate with you in a relaxed environment where you have all of your files in your immediate control. We find this is the absolute best way to provide legal advice to our clients on complex legal issues, hands down.

The old style of coming into our office with binders of disjointed and unsearchable paperwork, of which we to organize and figure out on the fly, is incredibly wasteful, time-consuming, inefficient, and not highly productive. Because of our integration with technology, we are ready to work with you on highly intricate matters on a moments notice, no matter where you (or we) are.

4. Discreet When Necessary

While many cases require that we go to court to seek justice, there are a substantial number of disputes that need to be handled discreetly. We see each legal dispute as an opportunity to find a fair and equitable resolution without destroying your reputation, resume, job prospects, income, and if avoidable, not subjecting you, your family, friends, and former coworkers to unnecessary, highly invasive, time consuming, stressful, and ultimately public litigation. MKO, “Providing you a path forward in your life, career, and recovering the compensation you deserve.™”

Confidentiality is key, for everyone. 

5. Experience, Professional, & Integrity

Through representing and managing thousands of employment situations, rest assured there is help or a path forward for your situation. For example, Partner Christi Wallace has personally represented over 1000 clients and has managed hundreds more for associates that worked for her in just her first 10 years!

6. Highly Responsive Attorneys

We always get the question, "If I choose to have you represent me, will it be difficult for me to get in touch with you?"

Absolutely not, we even make ourselves available to clients beyond our normal business hours! Further, when you call us your attorney answers, not a secretary who puts you on hold for 20 minutes, then tells you that you can leave a voicemail for your attorney. Besides the MKO office phone number, our clients can contact their attorney via mobileSMS & textingbusiness email, and an urgent emergency email. For example, we can often respond to a text message in just a few minutes. Experience a better, faster, and more efficient way to work with an attorney. MKO believes that clients can and should depend on the fact that we’ll respond quickly.

7. Attorneys Available 74+ Hours Per Week

Employment Attorneys are available at least 74 hours per week by phone, email, and text messaging. Don't be fooled by marketing, many law firms are using non-attorney 3rd party answering services and advertising "Phones Answered 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week." We pick up our own phones, respond to our own emails and text messages, and use real attorneys, 74+ hours per week. 

M-F 7am-7pm
Sat/Sun 8am-3pm

8. Practical Advice From Seasoned Professionals

MKO strongly believes that every situation is distinctly unique and therefore we must endeavor to find the right solution for that particular issue. Because we are a boutique employment law firm, we strive to find unique and innovation solutions for our clients in every circumstance. We take action when necessary, put together deals when possible, and work with our clients so we can be creative and find smart solutions instead of needless litigation. We want to protect your interests now and in the future.

9. Contingency Representation

Contingency Legal Representation is where you do not have to pay your lawyer up front. This is fantastic if you are offered this option. Lawyers and litigation costs are incredibly expensive if you pay hourly. With contingency representation, you are not faced with large legal bills and expenses that are daunting and causes slow downs while waiting for a retainer to be replenished. Further, when you're offering to pay anyone up front and hourly, it seems they'll take almost any case - so long as they are getting paid. Funny how that works. Here's how we help:

  • People can afford an attorney. – Without the benefit of contingency, it would be very difficult for a person who was recently separated from their job to afford an employment lawyer.
  • MKO only gets paid if there is a recovery.  – We put our money where our mouth is, if we don't get a recovery, you don't owe legal fees and costs.
  • Contingency representation says something about your case. – Considering MKO only will get paid if there is a recovery, you can assume we like to cases that we believe have merit.
  • Helps people can move on with their lives – Instead of racking up debt to pay for legal help, our contingency representation lets you move on with your life as we deal with the legal stuff. This is exactly what MKO stands for, “Providing you a path forward in your life, career, and recovering the compensation you deserve.™"
10. Keeping Costs Low To Focus On Your Case

Our clients understand that their representation is are far more important than an expensive address. Some law firms might be battling an extremely burdensome and large cost overhead. In other words, to survive, they may need to be a "factory firm" or "volume practice" that needs to process a vast amount of cases to be able to afford their superfluous costs, expenses, and overheadWe aggressively keep costs down so we can focus on you.

Don't want to be treated like an account number, a settlement figure, or a wheel that needs to be turned to keep the law firm getting paid? We keep our costs low and use this financial freedom for our clients best interests.

Failing to Accommodate Medical Conditions

Failing to Accommodate Medical Conditions

Sexual Harassment & Equal Pay

Sexual Harassment & Equal Pay

Pregnancy Discrimination & Gender Discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination & Gender Discrimination

Professional Exit Strategy

Professional Exit Strategy

Wrongful Termination Law Firm

Wrongful Termination Law Firm

Professional Exit Strategy

Seasoned Employee Exit Strategy Lawyers at MKO Employment Law LLC understand that leaving a job can be a difficult and stressful process, both emotionally and legally. Whether you are being forced out of your job or simply looking for a new opportunity, an exit strategy can be an effective way to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.

MKO's Employment News & Content & Liabilities Statement

MKO Employment Law LLC often publishes content about our cases, their coverage in the media, and other information related to our state and federal employment litigation for employees. First, we believe this content is helpful to the public and is key as it allows people to better understand their employment rights and protect them if necessary. Second, we believe that media coverage enhances the rights of all employees by spreading the stories and knowledge of what happened to others. Third, publication of the details of filed litigation empowers that single person to publicly stand up and assert their voice and opinion loudly and with vigor, even if the company is expected to dispute it. Fourth, publications by MKO are already publicly available, such as on a docket or reported by other media, and content is universally considered protected speech. Fifth, MKO has implemented a thorough process to ensure the accuracy and truthfulness of their legal filings. This multi-step process includes various measures to assess the veracity of the information provided by the client. (1) The initial consultation allows the attorney to assess the client's case and determine whether representation is appropriate. (2) The signed Legal Services Agreement and (3) wide-ranging  written Intake Assessment swearing truthfulness would require the client to confirm that they will provide accurate and truthful information throughout the process. (4) The written instructions for extensive Document Production would require the client to produce relevant documents to support their case, which the attorney can then review for accuracy and consistency. (5) The Paralegal Interview and (6) Attorney Review would further enable the attorney to assess the credibility of the information provided. (7) Independent research is another step in the process to verify the information provided by the client. This may include conducting interviews with witnesses, reviewing public records, or hiring investigators to gather additional information. (8) Finally, the client's authorization on the end work product indicates that the client has reviewed and verified that the information provided is accurate and truthful.

MKO takes these serious steps to ensure that the information provided by the client is accurate and truthful. Further, Interactions with MKO are governed by the following:  MKO Employment Law LLC’s Legal Liability Limitations, Waivers, Terms and Conditions , Disclaimers, Privacy Policy, & Miscellaneous 

Remember, it’s often through publicly telling a story that others feel compelled to come forward. If you have something to say, speak to an employment lawyer now at 412-301-2700.

Solutions, Strategy, & Litigation

DISCRIMINATION & WRONGFUL TERMINATION & More

“Providing you a path forward in your life, career, and recovering the compensation you deserve.“ ™

Employment Lawyer For Employees

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, FMLA, EXIT STRATEGIES

Litigating Workplace Disputes

MEDICAL ACCOMMODATIONS, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, AGE (ADEA), DISABILITY (ADA), PREGNANCY, RACE, & ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION

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