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Providence, Rhode Island Employment Lawyer

Whether you are considering whistleblowing or dealing with discrimination, harassment or any other employment issue, an experienced Providence, Rhode Island employment lawyer can help. Based in East Providence, Rhode Island, Herman Law Group is deeply committed to every case, optimizing individualized strategies for our client's particular goals, whether it be early resolution or taking a case to trial.

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When faced with an employment-related issues, the most important thing you can do is retain competent legal representation to ensure that your interests are protected. Herman Law Group handles all employment-related matters on behalf of our clients here in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Employment Discrimination

Unfortunately, oftentimes, when people are discriminated against in the workplace, they are vulnerable, as the discrimination frequently comes from someone in a position of power. We will bring all actions of discrimination to light and hold all those guilty of workplace discrimination and harassment accountable for their actions. Whether you've been discriminated against because of your age, gender, race, disability, religion, national origin, or color, you can depend on us to fight for your rights. Learn More

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is inexcusable. Anyone who's been made a victim of sexual harassment should take action as soon as they can to put an end to it. If you've tried other options and the harassment persists, speak with an employment attorney from our firm. Learn More

Workplace Harassment

When an employer or co-worker singles you out based on your protected category, whether that be age, gender, race, disability, religion, national origin, or color, it's known as harassment. Fortunately, in many cases, there is legal recourse available to those who've been forced to work in such conditions. If you believe you're being illegally harassed, an employment lawyer from Herman Law Group is here. Learn More


Employees have a legal right to report injustices in the workplace. Therefore, if an employee is discriminated against or notices another employee facing discrimination in the workplace, reports the issue, and is retaliated against as a result, he or she should have a valid retaliation claim against their employer. Learn More

Unpaid Wages and Overtime

Were you denied minimum wage? Were you denied overtime pay? Are you facing any other type of wage dispute with your employer? If so, you can turn to Herman Law Group to help ensure you receive the pay to which you are entitled.Learn More

Wrongful Termination

Despite Rhode Island being an “employment-at-will” state, employers are prohibited from firing employees due to protected classes. If you lost your job because of your race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or another protected class, you should consider your legal options. Our firm can help assess your situation and bring a wrongful termination claim on your behalf.Learn More


The Family Medical Leave Act is a federal law that gives certain qualifying employees a right to take off from work for a period of time to care for a relative or newborn child without fear of losing their position. If you qualify but were told your position was terminated or given to another employee upon your return, you should have a valid claim against your employer.Learn More

Employment and Severance Agreements

Often, when starting a new job (or at other points during the course of your employment) your employer will ask you to sign certain agreements or contracts. It's always best to have an attorney in your corner who can comb through the fine print and ensure the agreement is in your best interests. Herman Law Group handles all types of employment agreements, including severance agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, and more.Learn More

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Representing Whistleblowers Fighting Fraud Against The Government

Whistleblowers are courageous individuals who come forward to report fraud against the government or financial fraud against investors. Our firm represents individuals who wish to report fraud against the government, including Health Care fraud and fraud in other Government programs. Reporting unlawful behavior is never easy, it is a complicated and stressful process, which can sometimes result in retaliation. We are experienced advocates in making the necessary government disclosures and in protecting those who are retaliated against.

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False Claims Act Violation

The case was brought against a government services company that was submitting false claims to Medicaid.



Whistleblower Claim

$2.5M settlement for alleged Medicare fraud against nursing home operator and director.



Whistleblower Claim

$2.2M recovery against long-term care facility due to fraudulent Medicare billing.



Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act Violation

$1.16M settlement for alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act made against a retired, Rhode Island ophthalmologist.




$1M settlement in gender & age discrimination & retaliation against government contractor.




$375K settlement in a disability discrimination and retaliation case against a state agency.

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Louise A. Herman, Esq.

“I know that when someone is the victim of illegal conduct in the workplace, they are often facing far more than a simple legal issue. Oftentimes, employment law matters can be quite emotional as well. At your first appointment, we will sit down and talk about your situation, then come up with a plan together.”

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Louise is a great advocate and very knowledgeable.

- Rebecca S.

Louise and her staff are very kind and courteous. I was extremely thankful for the way that they approached my concerns, articulated options and addressed them thoroughly. A rare occurrence to find such wonderful people to work with.

- Jason M.

Louise helped me settle a case with a massive corporation that treats their employees unjustly. She never wavered and kept me calm as this was a very nerve-wracking experience for me. Louise had the case settled in just 8 months! Amazing! It’s over and behind…

- Pauly G.

First, let me say that I am so very grateful for the legal counsel and guidance that Attorney Louise provided. Louise was a fierce advocate, a discerning legal expert, and a consummate professional. She fought for me when I could not fight for myself. Through…

- Olamide A.

Louise really went above and beyond what I expected!! Very pleased with my settlement. I thought she was very professional from the office staff and surroundings to her amazing personality. I never felt nervous or cheated. Highly recommend her.

- Brenda

Louise is a masterful employment and labor attorney. She successfully represented me in a discrimination and whistleblower/retaliation case that involved fraud by a large government contracting firm. After hiring Louise, she immediately developed a winning strategy for my case and followed through with tenacious determination.…

- Former Client

I recently went through a nightmare of a work discrimination situation, and am forever grateful that I found Louise! Her responsiveness was incredible: when things were time sensitive—she magically carved out moments to be on the phone, right when I needed her most. I was…

- Katie T.

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