We represent employees who have been denied their rights under state and federal laws. Examples of the kinds of claims we handle include:
Wrongful Termination of Employment
Any termination that violates federal or state law, breaches a contract or falls under a public policy exemption may be considered wrongful termination. Employees may file wrongful termination claims with their local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) office in person, by mail, or by telephone. An employee may also file a claim through the EEOC public portal.
The state of North Carolina prohibits any form of unlawful workplace harassment. Unlawful Workplace Harassment is unsolicited and un-welcomed speech or conduct based upon race, sex, religion, national origin, age, color, disability, genetic information or political affiliation where (1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or (2) the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile or abusive.
We can help you determine if your situation falls into this category.
There is no limit to the number of hours an adult employee can be required to work in the state of North Carolina. If an employee is paid a salary and is not paid time and one-half overtime pay for hours worked past 40 hours/week, a determination must be made if the employee is salaried-exempt or not.
Discrimination Based On Race, Gender, Age, or Disability
The North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act (NCEEPA) prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, or handicap.
Under the NC Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act, it’s illegal for an employer to fire you just because you file a workers’ compensation claim.
If you think you might have an employment law case, you can file a complaint with the NC Division of Health & Human Services.
You can also tell us about it. We can help you analyze the situation from a legal standpoint and, if necessary, determine the next steps you should take.
To take the first step towards justice, fill out the form below:
Labor/Personnel Issues: NC Department of Labor
What is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)?
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.