Our Atlanta Employment Attorney Protects and Empowers Employees Treated Unfairly at Work
As a worker in Georgia, you have certain legal rights and protections. Federal and state governments have created thousands of statutes, administrative regulations and judicial decisions in an effort to protect and empower employees who are being treated unfairly at work. An Atlanta employment attorney can help you benefit from these laws and deal with all facets of the relationship between employers and employees, from the hiring process, to treatment on the job, to layoffs and termination.
If you are encountering problems and feel you have been mistreated at work, the Feldman Legal Group employment attorneys in Atlanta can help by using the law, statutes, and regulations to get the justice and compensation you deserve. We lawyers represent employees who have suffered discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other unfair treatment at work. Our trial attorneys have decades of combined experience handling employment litigation, practicing in state and federal courts and have a strong record of results for past clients, including multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. Let us examine how we can help you.
Call us today at 877-946-8293 for a case evaluation.
How Our Employment Attorneys in Atlanta Can Help You
Employment cases can be difficult to prove. Let our employment attorneys in Atlanta handle things from the start.
Your successful employment law claim will require a thorough investigation into the facts of the situation. Depending upon your individual circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income, denied opportunities, past wages, and stress-related emotional suffering. In particularly outrageous employment cases, some victims are even awarded punitive damages.
However, making mistakes can be costly, so if you believe you are a victim of wrongdoing on the part of your employer, the best thing to do is talk to an experienced Atlanta rights lawyer before you take any other action. At Feldman Legal Group, our attorneys know just how to handle these cases and can offer you valuable counsel and representation.
- Evaluate your situation to make sure you have a valid case and qualify for benefits or actions under the law.
- Explain laws relevant to your employment situation and your rights and options.
- Gather facts and evidence to prove your case, including documents, interviews with witnesses and co-workers. For example, if you were not fairly paid overtime, we would document that you worked for a covered employer, establish that you worked for your employer during the dates you specified, and that you were entitled to receive overtime but your employer did not pay you the overtime wages you earned.
- File all complaints and paperwork in a timely manner, present evidence, and handle all negotiations with employers and their attorneys and legal procedures to advocate on your behalf.
- Help you file a lawsuit or negotiate an out-of-court a settlement if appropriate.
- Protect you from retaliation, such as being unlawfully harassed or terminated.
Our Atlanta Employment Law Firm Handles a Wide Range of Employment Law Cases
Our employment law firm in Atlanta can help you with all relationship issues that arise between employer and employee — from the hiring process and conduct in the workplace to layoffs and termination.
The following are cases we commonly deal with:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 outlaw unequal treatment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Employment discrimination includes bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, firing, compensation, retaliation and numerous types of harassment. If you feel you have been discriminated against, our attorneys can help by investigating employment discrimination and obtaining a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC. We stand up for your rights against discriminating employers, and are prepared to take matters to court if necessary.
In a successful case, you can expect deserved job placement, advancement, reinstatement and, in some cases, monetary compensation for back pay, front pay and emotional damages.
Also under Title VII, it is illegal for employers to make sexual advances or engage in other offensive conduct that creates a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment can come from a coworker, a supervisor, or a customer or client, and ranges from unwanted touching, inappropriate comments or jokes, or someone promising you a promotion in exchange for sexual favors. Sexual harassment can also look like teasing, intimidating or offensive comments based on stereotypes or bullying someone or a group of people based on their sex, gender or sexual orientation.
Our attorneys represent clients in quid pro quo and hostile work environment claims. Sexual harassment in the work place is unacceptable. We make sure that all claims of misconduct are taken seriously and that clients get justice for their mistreatment.
Victims of harassment may collect back pay, compensatory damages, punitive damages and front pay.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits the unequal treatment of workers based on their age and applies to workers over 40. This includes hiring or discharging any individual or otherwise discriminating against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. This type of discrimination is far too common in the workplace. Our attorneys aggressively pursue cases of age discrimination, and a successful claim can result in financial compensation and reinstatement at your job.
Disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) refers to a refusal to hire or refusal to make reasonable accommodations in the workplace for employees with disabilities. The ADA protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in employment, access to State and local government services, places of public accommodation, transportation, and other important areas of American life. The ADA also requires newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
If you feel your ADA rights have been violated in the workplace, our attorneys offer case evaluations to find out more about your issue and provide you with possible legal options. In a successful case, we will hold a discriminating employer accountable for the damages you have suffered. We will build your case and, if necessary, take it to court. If successful, you can expect to be employed or receive compensation for back pay, front pay or damages.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed to prevent the unfair treatment of women in the workplace because of pregnancy, childbirth or maternity leave. There are several ways in which an employer may violate family leave policies. The Family Medical Leave Act covers many employees, guaranteeing up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year to take care of their own or a family member’s serious medical condition. The Act also covers leave for the birth and care of a newborn child within one year of birth and the placement and care of a child for adoption or foster care within one year of placement.
We will conduct an investigation on your behalf and prepare a case that will hold your employers responsible for any family leave discrimination. Successful outcomes may include back pay, front pay, reinstatement and compensation for other damages.
Employees are fired every day. Some are let go for legitimate reasons while others are terminated improperly under state and federal laws. Wrongful termination is a situation in which an employee’s contract of employment has been terminated by the employer, where the termination breaches one or more terms of the contract of employment, or a statute provision or rule in employment law.
At the Feldman Legal Group, we represent clients who have been involved in many different types wrongful termination cases. We aggressively pursue these cases to make sure that our clients get reinstated at their jobs and receive adequate compensation for damages they have experienced.
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), it is unlawful for companies to retaliate against or get even with workers who file a complaint regarding their employer’s alleged unlawful policies.
Whistleblowing employees, or those who would like to report fraud or wrongdoing, are often unsure of what their rights are and may be afraid of losing their jobs if they speak up and report problems. If an employer has retaliated against you for speaking out about fraud, abuse or waste in the workplace, you have the law on your side. We will investigate the facts and defend your rights as a whistleblower. You can receive compensation or reinstatement if your employer has retaliated against you for reporting claims of fraud, abuse and waste.
Have you been paid correctly according to your contract and the work you have done? Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers must pay minimum wage and overtime to eligible (nonexempt) employees. The Act covers minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.
The employment law attorneys at the Feldman Legal Group have secured millions of dollars in wages for our clients. We will take all necessary legal actions against reluctant employers to make sure you get the payment you are owed.
When you and your employer have signed an employment agreement, it is a contract that must be adhered to. When employers violated employment agreements we can enforce them by methods that include litigation of non-compete agreements and other employment contracts that create undue burdens on employees’ hiring contracts, non-compete contracts, wages and hours and severance packages.
We will review your agreements and establish how your employer failed to follow the law and live up to their promises. In all situations, our attorneys will take all steps necessary to win your case and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Our Employment Lawyer in Atlanta Answers Your Questions
If you are experiencing employment issues in the workplace, you are bound to have questions and concerns. Here are some answers to questions our Atlanta employment attorneys are often asked.
How do I file an employment claim in Georgia?
Making mistakes when filing a claim can be costly and cause you to lose the employment benefits. Before doing anything, it’s best to consult an employment lawyer to help you file the appropriate claim with the appropriate agency to ensure that everything is done correctly in accordance with the law and time limit requirements.
What are some examples of employer retaliation?
Being fired is the most common form of employer retaliation. In addition, demotions, wage reductions, suspensions, reductions in benefits, bad-faith decisions concerning transfers and denials of raises and promotions are also forms of retaliation, and all are illegal.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for Overtime Violations?
The FLSA has statute of limitations or deadline that is generally two years after a violation to file a lawsuit or file an administrative claim. This timeframe can be extended to three years if the violation is considered “willful.
What Happens When an Employer Violates the FMLA?
When an employer violates the FMLA, you can bring a case against the employer. Our FMLA lawyers can discuss your individual situation to see if you have a valid case and try to resolve it with your employer. If the case cannot be resolved, we can bring it to court, where juries often find that the employees’ rights have been violated. Your employer will be ordered to comply and you may be awarded a settlement.
Call Our Atlanta Labor Lawyers for Help
When employers are responsible for violating workers’ rights or failing to protect workers, the Atlanta labor lawyers at the Feldman Legal Group, will fight for you and hold the employer legally responsible. When you contact us, we will work with you to build a case that enables you to get the position benefits, and money you deserve. We understand how important these cases are for our clients, and we offer aggressive legal representation according to your needs.
Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the many laws that offer workers recourse after suffering harassment or discrimination on the job. We know how to build a case that reflects the unfair treatment our clients have received. If you’ve been harassed or discriminated against or denied benefits or a position, we encourage you to contact us today to put our experience to work on your behalf.
Contact our employment lawyers in Atlanta today for a case assessment with a knowledgeable employment law attorney. Call 877-946-8293 now.