Understanding and obtaining your rights in the workplace can be challenging and intimidating. With counsel on staff and human resources teams on site, the legal resources available to employers often exceed those available to the individual employee. We understand the legal tactics used by small and large employers and are able to provide effective counsel to employees to help protect their rights.
Our firm is available to review your employment agreement; during our review, we will assess the terms of salary, commission, bonuses, non-solicitation covenants and non-compete agreements which may be included. If the terms of this agreement are unsuitable or inequitable, we will assist you in the negotiations, or even litigation, to amend the terms of the contract.
If you have been wrongfully terminated or victimized by unlawful business practices, our lawyers will work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. In addition to representing employees who have suffered from breach of contract claims, wrongful discharge, and various employment torts, we have extensive experience in discrimination claims.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1974 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Despite the efforts of the federal and state government to outlaw these unfair practices, employment discrimination continues to persist in many workplaces. If you think you have been the victim of discrimination at work, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately. Our firm can work with you to determine if there are grounds for a Title VII claim, assess damages and represent you in all trial proceedings.
Unless your employment contract or company policy specifies the presence of a severance package in the event of discharge, you are probably not entitled to a severance package. In many instances, employers offer a severance package in exchange for your agreement to a confidentiality or noncompetition contract, or to secure the release of any employment-related claims you may make. Before signing any severance agreement, it is important that you contact an employment attorney to ensure your rights are protected.