State and federal employment and labor laws control how employers must treat employees, former employees, and job applicants. At Armstrong & Vaught, P.L.C. our employment lawyers have extensive experience advocating on behalf of injured workers and employees in the following areas:
- Overtime disputes, wage and hour law claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and other related state and federal wage laws.
- Sexual harassment that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- Workers’ Compensation discharge laws that state it is unlawful for an employer to fire a worker for being injured on the job or filing a workers’ compensation claim.
- Race discrimination occurs when an employer hires, fires, promotes, allocates benefits, or punishes an employee based upon their race.
- Disability discrimination is when employers discriminate against a “qualified individual with a disability” regarding job applications, hiring, promoting, firing, compensation, training, or other situations covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Age discrimination is illegal when an employer fires, refuses to hire, reduces pay or benefits, or segregates employees who are over 40 years old, based upon their age.
- Wrongful termination happens when someone is fired for an illegal reason such as race, age, sex, religion, disability, or another discrimination. Other wrongful termination claims include retaliatory discharge, workers’ compensation discharge, and whistleblower actions.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) establishes rights such as those related to pregnancy and childbirth and other serious family health situations.