305 S Main St. Providence, RI 02903 | stephenfanning@msn.com
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Specializing in Workers' Compensation
30 years of experience serving employee rights and the cause of workplace justice in matters of • Wrongful Discharge • Wage/Overtime • Sexual Harassment • Discrimination based on Disability • Age • Race • Sexual Orientation • FMLA • Severance Review/Negotiations • Unemployment Appeals • Workplace Bullying • Workers' Compensation • SSI/SSDI • Union Negotiations and More.

"Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere" - Dr. Martin Luther King

Employment Law in Providence, Rhode Island

The Law Office of Stephen T. Fanning located centrally in Providence, Rhode Island has more than 30 years of legal experience providing personalized legal services at reasonable rates. Voted a Rhode Island "Super Lawyer" in the area of employment law, 2011 and 2012, he has built a reputation for integrity and tireless devotion to the interests and success of his clients.

Our Practice

The Law Office of Attorney Stephen T. Fanning has successfully represented hundreds of clients in every type of workplace issue. We believe that every client deserves personalized attention. This means that, when you retain this office, you will always interact with the attorney handling your case, not with support staff. We know that the loss of a job or mistreatment in the workplace is emotionally traumatic, stressful and puts clients in fear of their own well-being and that of their family. In over thirty years of practice, we have learned that one of the most crucial functions we perform is to ensure that our clients understand their rights so that they can make the best decisions possible for their future, secure in the knowledge that our firm exists to help them navigate successfully through the myriad of rights and laws pertaining to the workplace.

Attorney Fanning is proud to have on his staff, an experienced and accomplished female attorney, Brie DiLibero, who is able to bring a valuable perspective on cases implicating hostile work environment, sexual harassment, abuse in the workplace, and other senstive issues.

Experienced Service

Stephen T. Fanning has served as a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board and as Assistant Counsel for labor relations for the Massachusetts Board of Regents of higher education. In 1994, he opened his own law firm in Rhode Island to represent all employment-related matters in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Attorney Fanning practices extensively in the federal and state courts and administrative agencies of both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including, among others, the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Federal District Courts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discimrination, the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, the Social Security Administration, and all other employment related state and federal forums.

Among the hundreds of cases that Attorney Fanning has processed through the federal court system, he tried the first case in the nation to interpret the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Throughout his career, Attorney Fanning has also represented individuals and labor organizations in numerous arbitrations involving various collective bargaining issues and well as termination cases. He is a past editor of the Healthcare Labor Manual, a publication focusing on labor and employment matters in the health care field. In addition, he has served as an adjunct professor of labor and employment law at various educational institutions.

Contact us in Providence, Rhode Island, at 401-272-8250 for a consultation to evaluate your case and to develop a strategy for your legal success!