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“Workers’ Rights are Human Rights”

—Eleanor Roosevelt, Champion of Workers’ Rights

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Practice Areas

The attorneys at Pelton Graham LLC are experts in all areas of employment law, personal injury law, and consumer and employee class actions. We also have an international network of trusted law firms to assist with other types of cases, which we arrange and pay for under our normal contingent fee arrangement.

Unpaid Wages

Is your pay correct? Every week? Do you understand your pay rate and deductions? There are a surprising number of cases of unpaid wages, which includes everything from unpaid overtime, failure to pay the minimum wage, and bouncing checks, to improper deductions from pay.

Harassment & Discrimination

Discrimination in employment has been illegal in one form or another for over 50 years. Today, it is illegal to base employment decisions on a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (over 40), disability or genetic information. It is illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment, from advertising an open position to employment termination and beyond.


Are you concerned about something at work that “just doesn’t seem right?” Unfortunately, many companies and other organizations cut corners and worse, exposing their employees and the public to financial or physical harm. Often, it is only the employees or other “insiders” who have information about the suspect activity. Because of this, the government offers significant financial awards to people who “blow the whistle” on illegal conduct.

Personal Injury

There are over 40 million personal injuries requiring medical treatment in the United States each year—everything from car accidents to assaults. Accidental injuries and medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. If you or a loved one are one of the tens of millions of people who have been injured, you should determine if you have a claim.

Employment Agreements

Have you been “offered” an employment agreement? Employees are often required to accept them as a term of employment, with little chance to discuss or even review the documents. These contracts can be complicated and confusing, often including non-competition agreements and other onerous terms. Pelton Graham is here to help you identify the issues and resolve them in a professional manner.

Class Actions

Sometimes it seems big companies try to get away with hurting a large number of people “just a little bit,” so that no one person has the incentive to file a lawsuit. To address this, the class action was invented as a way for those large scale but small damages cases to be addressed. If you are aware of an unfair practice by your employer, or an unsafe product or consumer “rip off” that has affected not only you, but a larger group in a similar way, a class action might be a way to a remedy.

Mass Layoffs

Volatile economic times unfortunately lead to layoffs. When considering the legality of a layoff, there are a variety of aspects to be considered, including state and federal laws, unemployment compensation rules, and the requirement that layoffs not be applied in a discriminatory or retaliatory manner.


An Expert Staff

Since our founding in 2008, Pelton Graham has earned a reputation as one of the country’s top employment law firms. This is due to our dedication to our clients’ interests, legal expertise, and an absolute refusal back down in the face of unfair treatment of our clients.

Over 75 Years’ Experience

Our team is constantly evolving, maturing and growing. Our current team has over 75 years of combined direct experience assisting clients with questions exactly like yours. We are proud to have a team with a truly diverse profile and range of experience. Contact us for a stress free and no cost consultation.

Over $100 Million in Settlements & Judgements

Pelton Graham LLC has reached settlements of over $100,000,000 on behalf of our clients. We understand that there are many injustices in the workplace and in everyday life, and we stand up for our clients’ rights to just and fair compensation.

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Do I have a case?

At Pelton Graham we are always on the lookout for situations where employers and companies are violating the rights of workers and consumers. In our own cases and in news of other lawsuits we see certain illegal practices crop up time and again.

  • Time card fraud and manipulation
  • Rounding hours and time shaving
  • Paying all or some wages off the books to avoid overtime
  • Kick-backs
  • Charging for uniforms or equipment
  • Failing to pay for sidework and pre- and post-shift work
  • Paying salary without overtime to non-exempt workers
  • Misclassifying employees as “independent contractors”

Learn more about illegal wage and hour practices.

  • Failure to accommodate disabilities
  • Discrimination for involvement in #MeToo or Black Lives Matter
  • Retaliation for #MeToo or Black Lives Matter complaints

Learn more about workplace harassment and discrimination.

  • Overbilling on medical and dental claims
  • Tax avoidance by misclassifying employees
  • Tax fraud by failing to report business income

Learn more about whistleblower complaints.

  • Unpaid work from home
  • Unreimbursed expenses for remote work items
  • Discrimination based on high medical risk
  • Retaliation for complaining about unsafe work conditions
  • Mass layoffs

Learn more about COVID-19 specific issues in the workplace.

If you have experienced any of these issues or wish to speak with experienced attorneys about any other employment or consumer rights matter, you can contact us for a free consultation by e-mail or telephone at (212) 385-9700. As contingency fee attorneys, we do not get a penny until you are paid.


Pelton Graham fights to get what you deserve.

We know that standing up for your rights and pursuing legal action against a current or former employer can be a difficult process; Pelton Graham LLC is here to stand with you to obtain the justice that you deserve.

We listen.

We know it is often not easy to tell your story, much less to confront another person, especially your employer. We are professional “listeners,” and have the experience and empathy to confidentially discuss the details of your issues and suggest realistic solutions.

We care.

As a matter of professional responsibility, of course, every case matters to us. Beyond that, and at the core of the Pelton Graham commitment, is that we know the impact of the cases we handle; impacts on the client, their families, co-workers, etc. We cannot and will not let you down.


I called Pelton Graham when I first lost my job and I was so confused and unsure. I have to say from the very beginning they made me feel as if they would do their very best to help me with my situation. I have never been involved in a lawsuit, so I always had questions and I was impressed to how fast they always got back to me. I could not be more appreciative to them and their team for all their hard work and the outcome was awesome. So, I do hope I don’t ever have to use them again, but if I do I would not call on anyone else.

Susan Elston

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