As an employee, you have the right to equal consideration for employment when applying for a job if you are in a protected class. As an employee, that right to equal treatment still is strong, and in many cases, even for employees not in a protected class, claims may arise from an adverse employment action. Certain industries as a whole have their employees go to binding arbitration instead of court(the arbitration provision can also be contained in a contract). The employee has a greater ability, in my experience, of recovering damages in arbitration as a result of an adverse employment action. My record includes a $4.2 million arbitration award based on wrongful discharge and libel and slander–the award included $2.5 million in punitive damages.
If you believe you were barred from employment, passed up for promotion or otherwise treated unequally in your workplace due to your physical condition, identity or stance against inappropriate behavior, you may be able to make a valid discrimination claim. Federal laws prevent employment discrimination based on:
Additional protections for employees may be offered at the state level. The law of each of the 50 states is different in the level of protection they give to employees under State law. I can help Clients, employees or employers, no matter which state the Client is in. If litigation arises, we make a special appearance in the applicable Court with carefully chosen local counsel.
Some of the typical adverse employment actions which we defend in employer cases, or challenge in employee cases, include:
I am a strong advocate for my clients and will try to resolve your case out of court, with favorable settlement, without the necessity of a trial, and confidential in almost all cases. If a courtroom appearance becomes necessary, I represent my clients with boundless energy, persistence and conviction.
Call me at 404-963-9923 or contact me online to schedule your initial consultation at our Marietta office.