Shawn M. O'Neil, Attorney At Law

O'Neil Law LLC

Contact Us By Email Here Or Call: (503) 570-8755​

Employment & Civil Rights Law

Sometimes employees or individuals who believe they are a 

victim of an unlawful employment or civil rights violation fail

to seek legal advice. They may be scared, blame themselves,

or are hoping the unlawful treatment will stop on its own.

Waiting to address this problem is a serious mistake. It can

prolong the unlawful treatment and it can also result in their

losing the opportunity to pursue administrative and civil

remedies. For example, there are certain time limitations

imposed under state and federal law which if not followed,

could bar the claim. A qualified attorney should be involved

from the beginning to assist the individual.


Sometimes employers or individuals who are accused of these

types of violations fail to seek advice. They may be scared,

want to try to fix it on their own, or worse, do not recognize

the seriousness of their legal situation. This can result in

greater liability, financial exposure, and missing critical

response deadlines imposed under state and federal law.

A qualified attorney should be involved from the beginning

to counsel the individual.


Employment & Civil Rights Law covers several potential

claims under state and federal law such as:


  • ​Wrongful Termination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Americans With Disability Act Violations​
  • ​Family & Medical Leave Act Violations
  • ​Oregon Family Leave Act Violations


​If you are the employee, employer or any other individual

where the above circumstances may apply, it is critical

that you contact an experienced employment and civil

rights attorney to assist you.


O'Neil Law LLC represents employees, employers, and

other individuals in employment and civil rights cases.

Unless there is a conflict and depending on the facts

of the case, the firm represents plaintiffs and defendants.

Shawn is an experienced trial attorney who will review and

evaluate your case. He will also discuss potential options you

may have. Shawn has extensive experience negotiating with

adverse parties and insurance companies. He will work

diligently to secure a reasonable settlement in advance of

trial, but is prepared to advocate your case in front of a

jury if necessary.