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Employment Law Attorney

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Employment Law Attorney in Mansfield

Our employment law plaintiff attorneys are legal professionals who specializes in representing individuals (plaintiffs) in cases related to employment law disputes. Our attorneys advocate for employees who believe they have been subjected to unfair or unlawful treatment by their employers. We handle a wide range of employment-related issues, including wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, harassment, wage and hour disputes, retaliation, and breach of employment contracts.

Employment law plaintiff attorneys work to protect the rights of our clients and seek compensation or other remedies for any harm suffered in the workplace. We are knowledgeable about federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and they use their expertise to build strong cases on behalf of their clients. This may involve gathering evidence, conducting legal research, negotiating with employers or their legal representatives, and, if necessary, representing clients in court proceedings.

Our employment law attorneys play a crucial role in ensuring that employees have access to legal recourse when their rights are violated in the workplace. Our goal is to secure justice for their clients and promote fair and ethical practices within the employment relationship. Some examples of employment lawsuits are wrongful termination, hostile work environment, discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, age, retaliation, denial of leave, pregnancy and severance negotiations.

Types of employment claims we handle

Employment discrimination

Federal and state law prohibit Texas employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics.

  1. Discrimination Claims:

    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
    • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals aged 40 or older from age-based discrimination.
    • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
  2. Wrongful Termination:

    • Claims may arise if an employee is terminated for reasons that violate public policy, contractual agreements, or statutes.
  3. Retaliation:

    • If an employer takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in legally protected activities (such as reporting discrimination or filing a complaint), the employee may have a retaliation claim.
  4. Harassment:

    • Harassment claims can be based on various factors, including sex, race, religion, or other protected characteristics.
  5. Wage and Hour Violations:

    • Claims may involve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), such as unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, or misclassification of employees.
  6. Whistleblower Claims:

    • Employees who report illegal activities by their employers and face retaliation may have whistleblower claims.
  7. Breach of Employment Contract:

    • If there is a written or implied employment contract, a breach of contract claim may be filed if the employer violates the terms of the agreement.
  8. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations:

    • Employees may have claims if their rights under the FMLA, which provides for unpaid leave for certain medical and family reasons, are violated.
  9. Equal Pay Act Claims:

    • Claims may arise if there is wage discrimination based on gender for equal work.

 

It’s important to note that employment laws are complex, and the specific circumstances of each case can vary. If you believe you have a valid employment-related claim, consult with our employment lawyer who can provide guidance based on your situation and jurisdiction.

Unemployment

If working reduced hours or terminated through no fault of your fault of your own, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits through Texas Workforce Commission. 

Wrongful termination

Wrongful termination occurs anytime an employer terminates an employee for illegal reasons, including but not limited to firing an employee out of retaliation, discrimination, firing an employee who will not commit an illegal act for an employer. 

frequently asked questions about employment law

Harassment can take many forms such as comments an employee’s appearance of body, racial slurs, negative comments about an employees religious beliefs, and more. 

Both the EEOC and TWC have strict filing deadlines. All state claims must be filed with the TWC within 180 days of the date you were discriminated against. All federal claims must be filed within 300 days of the date you were discriminated against. You can cross-file to protect your rights. 

Workplace discrimination can take many forms, including but not limited to refusing to hire or promote on the basis of race; not providing equal training opportunities on the basis of religion; firing an employee based on their protected status. 

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