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Oakland ERISA Lawyer

Oakland ERISA Lawyer

Many employees in and around Oakland have the option of receiving several different types of benefits from their employer, including health care coverage, long-term disability insurance, retirement funds, and more. Most of these benefits do not help you immediately but instead help you when you most need them, such as when you are ill, disabled, or after you retire and no longer earn a steady income. For this reason, it can be particularly harmful and upsetting if you are denied certain benefits in your time of need.

Fortunately, benefits provided by private sector employers throughout the United States are regulated by a federal law called the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This law sets out strict guidelines that employers must follow in regard to fairly offering benefits, adhering to policies, and much more. When an employee suffers harm because an employer or insurance provider violated ERISA, the employee has certain legal rights to seek recovery for the harm caused.

If you believe your employer has violated your rights in regard to your benefits, please contact our ERISA attorneys for a free consultation as soon as possible.

Handling a Wide Variety of ERISA Cases

Employees have the right to bring a legal claim under § 502 of ERISA and this provision allows them to bring a case for many different reasons. Claims can involve a variety of benefits and violations, and each type of ERISA litigation can have its own complicated legal issues. Some of the cases arising from ERISA that our firm regularly handles include the following:

  • Wrongful denial of benefits — Many valid ERISA claims are denied for unlawful reasons and it is necessary to appeal the denial and take legal action, if necessary to overturn the denial. Denials can involve health insurance claims, short- or long-term disability benefits claims, accidental death and life insurance claims, and retirement payments.
  • Interference, Discrimination, and Retaliation claims — Employers can take many actions to try to interfere with the benefits you rightfully deserve, including terminating you right before you are entitled to a certain benefit. In addition, just as other types of workplace discrimination are unlawful, so is wrongful discrimination when it comes to who is eligible or who receives benefits. It is further unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for making a benefits claim, including termination.
  • Other ERISA violations — Injury can also occur from an employer’s failure to properly manage benefits accounts or to regularly give employees pertinent information regarding their benefits.

Discuss Your Concerns With An Experienced Oakland ERISA Attorney Today

If you believe that you have been wrongfully denied certain benefits provided by your employer, you should not delay in discussing a possible ERISA claim with a highly experienced ERISA lawyer in Oakland. Not every law firm has experience handling ERISA claims or specific knowledge of this complex law. If you call Kantor & Kantor LLP, however, you can trust that you will be able to consult with a lawyer who has helped many individuals with an array of ERISA claims and who fully understands how to protect your rights. Call us today at 312-635-1600 and we can evaluate your case for free.

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