Law Office of Patrick Flanigan - Commercial Fishing Law

Law Office of
Patrick Flanigan
P.O. Box 42
Swarthmore, PA 19081-0042
Toll-free: 877-275-5191
Phone: 610-628-0539
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Commercial Fishing and Maritime Law, Employment Law

Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Dedicated Employment Law Representation From a Hard Working Attorney Practicing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

At the Law Office of Patrick Flanigan, we represent employees throughout Philadelphia and surrounding regions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the areas of employment discrimination law, sexual harassment, wage and hour law, and workers' compensation. We also help people with Social Security Disability denial appeals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Attorney Patrick Flanigan knows the meaning of hard work, and our firm capitalizes on this ethic to offer sound legal counsel and aggressive advocacy to clients involved in employment law disputes.

Employees have rights and protections under state and federal law, and acting in a timely fashion is critical for protecting those rights. Contact our law firm online or call 610-628-0539 to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation.

Employment Discrimination

If you have been discriminated against because of your age, race, gender, religion, national origin or any other legally prohibited basis, you do not have to suffer in silence. Your right to work in a discrimination and harassment-free environment is protected by state and federal laws, and you should not need to fear retaliation for standing up for your rights. Philadelphia employment discrimination attorney Patrick Flanigan will help you determine if you have an employment discrimination law claim, and if so, he will fight hard on your behalf for lost wages, punitive damages and attorney's fees.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

If you have a mental or physical condition that prevents you from performing the essential functions of your job, your employer may be required to make a reasonable accommodation for you. This can include ergonomic adjustments, modified work hours or modified tasks. After you have notified your employer of your condition, your employer is required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to engage in what is called an "interactive process" with you, determining the extent of your disability and the accommodation needed to allow you to perform your job. If your employer has failed to comply with the requirements of federal or state disability discrimination laws, you may be entitled to monetary damages and other remedies.

Workers' Compensation

Recovering from an injury can be a difficult process in the best of circumstances. However, if you have been injured on the job and are no longer able to continue working, trying to balance the healing process with a legal battle can be frustrating. If you were injured at work and are filing for workers' compensation benefits, we can help navigate the process.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

If you are seeking SSDI because you have a mental or physical disability that prevents you from working, turn to an experienced New Jersey and Pennsylvania Social Security Disability Insurance attorney to guide you through the legal process toward an effective resolution.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), your employer is required to grant you up to six months of unpaid time off to attend to your or a family member's serious medical condition. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires your employer to fairly compensate you for your work, including overtime. If your employer has violated their obligations under either of these laws, we will help you obtain lost wages, damages, accrued benefits and any other remedies to which you are entitled.

Wage and Hour Law Claims and Unemployment Compensation

If you were terminated from your job for reasons other than willful misconduct, you are entitled to receive state unemployment compensation. Many people are denied benefits the first time they apply, but working with an experienced lawyer can make all the difference in appealing the negative decision.

Union Member Claims

From claims of employee discrimination or harassment to other employment disputes, union members face many of the same employment issues as non-union members. However, there are distinct differences in filing requirements that New Jersey and Pennsylvania union employees must follow in order to protect their right to remedy in these claims. Our law firm can help you understand the process and fiercely advocate for your rights.

Employment Law Appeals

Attorney Flanigan brings employment appellate matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. He has the extensive experience and skill to provide exceptional representation to clients whose case resolved unfavorably at the trial court level. He provides an honest case assessment regarding potential grounds for appeal and provides effective counsel through case preparation, written appeal and oral argument.

If you face any of the above concerns, we invite you to contact us online or call 610-628-0539 to schedule your free initial consultation.


The Law Office of Patrick Flanigan is a maritime law firm that represents clients nationwide. It serves clients in states along the eastern seaboard including Maryland, Massachusetts (including New Bedford, MA), New York and New Jersey (including Cape May, NJ), as well as Maine (including Portland, ME), Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Connecticut and Rhode Island; and the states of Alaska (including Kodiak Island and Dutch Harbor, AK), Louisiana, Alabama and California.