While life in Winston Salem is about more than work, our jobs are a big part of our identity for many of us. We spend more time at work than we do anywhere else, so it’s important that we feel safe and respected in our workplace. Unfortunately, not all employers provide a healthy work environment. If you have been the victim of workplace misconduct, you may be feeling scared, alone, and unsure of what to do next.
At The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, we understand the challenges you are facing. We have dedicated our careers to fighting for workers’ rights in North Carolina. We know the laws inside and out, and we will put our experience to work for you. We will fight to get you the justice you deserve when you hire us. Contact us today for a free consultation!
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Federal Employment Laws
Several federal laws protect workers from discrimination and harassment. The most well-known of these is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing the Civil Rights Act. If you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination, you can file a charge with the EEOC.
Other federal laws that protect workers include the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which prohibits age discrimination; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits disability discrimination; and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits discrimination based on genetic information.
Employment Law in Winston Salem, NC
In addition to federal laws, each state has its own laws governing employment. In North Carolina, the primary law governing employment is the North Carolina Fair Employment Practices Act (NCFEPA).
The NCFEPA prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. This act applies to employers with 15 or more employees. While it does not provide a private cause of action, it can be the basis for a wrongful termination claim.
What Our Winston Salem Employment Lawyers Can Do For You
The first step in protecting your rights is to understand them. Our Winston Salem employment lawyers can help you do that. We will review your case, advise you of your legal options, and then work with you to develop a strategy tailored to your specific needs and goals. We understand that every case is different, and we will fight to get you the best possible outcome.
Cases We Handle in Winston Salem, NC
We have highly skilled litigation attorneys that handle employment matters relating to:
An employment contract is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee. These contracts can be written, oral, or implied. They typically set forth the duties of the employee, the term of employment, and any benefits that the employee is entitled to receive.
If you have been offered a job and asked to sign an employment contract, it is important that you understand the terms of the agreement before you sign it. Our Winston Salem employment lawyers can review your contract and advise you of your rights and options.
Wage and Hour Disputes
Wage and hour laws are designed to ensure that employees are paid fairly for their work. These laws establish minimum wage rates and overtime pay requirements, and they prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who complain about wage and hour violations.
If you have been the victim of wage theft or other wage and hour violations, our Winston Salem employment lawyers can help you recover the money you are owed.
While North Carolina is an at-will state, which means that employers can fire employees for any reason or no reason at all, there are exceptions to this rule. Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired for an illegal reason, such as discrimination, retaliation, or breach of contract.
Our Winston Salem employment lawyers can help you determine if you have a claim and help you understand your rights and options under labor law.
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that occurs when an employee is subjected to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can create a hostile work environment and is illegal under state and federal law.
Contact our Winston-Salem Employment Lawyers
When you come to us for legal services, we focus on what’s right for you. We understand the complex nature of employment law cases, and our goal is to bring you justice and quality representation by fighting for your rights under state and federal laws.
If you have been wrongfully terminated, harassed at work, or denied benefits in Winston-Salem, we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation!
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