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Securing Your Unemployment Benefits

In the current economy, millions of Americans are forced out of work and unable to collect a paycheck. Even those with significant job experience could suffer the long-term detriment of job loss or unemployment. When you and your family are in need of financial assistance, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits. Martin D. Haverly, Attorney at Law, are experienced employment lawyers focused on helping our clients recover the unemployment benefits assistance they need.

Call (302) 529-0121 today or contact me by e-mail for a consultation to discuss your case. We offer experienced, strategic and compassionate legal advocacy focused on your rights and interests.

Making a Claim for Your Benefits

When you are pursuing unemployment benefits, it is important to work with an experienced and trusted attorney. We will take the time to review your case, collect all necessary documentation and aggressively pursue your claim with the Delaware Department of Labor or the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

You may have faced challenges with an employer who initially fought against your claim for benefits. It is important that you know you do not have to fight for your claim on your own. The sooner you consult with an attorney, the more likely you are to preserve and achieve your goals in your claim.

Unemployment Benefits and Discrimination Claims

Many people do not realize the interconnectedness of unemployment benefits claims and discrimination claims. When you are filing for unemployment benefits, you could also potentially be able to file for discrimination. For instance, wrongful termination often leads to an attempt to claim unemployment benefits.

We will take the additional necessary steps to ensure that you seek the full benefits you are entitled to, either through a legal case against your employer or though the Delaware Department of Labor. As your attorneys, our primary objective is to secure the financial income you and your family need after suffering discrimination or unemployment. We handle cases involving:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination based on race, gender, sexual preference, religion, pregnancy or medical conditions
  • Denied benefits claims
  • FMLA and disability

Focused, Strategic Advocacy to Protect Your Benefits

When necessary, we will initiate an investigation, contacting witnesses, employees, former employees and others who will be able to assist in building your case or claim. We will review records including employment policies and procedures, e-mails, statements and other documentation necessary to support your claim. At every stage, we will remain aware of your individual needs and work to secure the results that you and your family deserve.

Get the Benefits You Deserve - Contact Us Today

Call (302) 529-0121 or contact my office by e-mail to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. We are conveniently located safely in the Wilmington suburbs at Lancaster Pike (Rte. 48) and Centre Road (Rte. 141).

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  • Sheridan v. E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 100 F.3d 1061 (3rd Cir. 1996) (en banc) (Plaintiff's jury verdict and the "pretext only" paradigm for proof of intentional discrimination established).
  • Hawkins v. Division of State Police, et al., C.A. No. 99-297-SLR (Religious discrimination case which successfully obtained an offer of judgment and caused the State to stop using the MMPI-1.
  • Miller v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., C. A. No. 01-827-JJF (D.Del. 2003) (Race Discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Panaro v. J.C. Penny, Inc., C.A. 01C-02-010 JOH, 2002 WL 130692 (Del. Super. 2002)(In a personal injury case, admission into evidence of direct examination of deceased deponent/plaintiff does not.
  • Price, et al. v. L. Aaron Chaffinch, et al., C.A. No. 04-956-GMS, 2006 WL 1313178 (D.Del. 2006) (First Amendment Retaliation, Petitions Clause and Defamation Claims survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Reyes v. Freebery, 141 Fed. Appx. 49 (3d Cir. 2005) (per curiam) remanding to District Court to explain its restrictions on the public's right to access to judicial records and counsel's First Amendment.
  • Underwood v. Sear Roebuck and Co., 343 F.Supp.2d 259 (D.Del. 2004) (Gender discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Shotzberger v. State of Delaware Dept. Of Correction, 2004 WL 758354 (D.Del. Jan. 30, 2004) (Gender discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgement).
  • Stull v. Thomas S. Neuberger, P.A., 2003 WL 21481016 (Del. Super. Febr. 28, 2003) (Effect of Delaware accord and satisfaction law on a contract for legal services).
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