Labor and Employment Practice Group

Our attorneys help people and businesses with employment law problems.  Whether you are seeking advice or counseling, or you have become involved in litigation, we are there to help.  For individuals, we can help you understand your legal rights and assist in negotiating contracts and severance agreements, filing charges with the appropriate agencies, or taking matters to court.  Likewise with businesses, we can advise on how to handle problem situations, including the application of various state and federal laws – like the FMLA and ADA – in specific situations.  Likewise, we have assisted clients with investigations by government agencies and responses to charges filed by employees with agencies like the EEOC and Department of Labor.  Are attorneys are licensed in and have handled employment law matters in all forums, including all North Carolina federal courts and the appellate courts.   We assist clients with employment disputes including:

  • Wrongful discharge
  • Employment discrimination (sex, race, age, national origin, religion)
  • Employment Agreements, including Noncompetition and Severance agreements
  • Discipline issues
  • All state and federal government agency charges (EEOC and Department of Labor)
  • Employment law litigation in all state and federal courts
  • Arbitrations
  • Mediations
  • Appeals
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employment handbooks
  • Compliance with state and federal employment laws

If you’re an employer, retaining an experienced attorney can help you address the employment issues at hand while also eliminating or reducing the chance for future conflicts. This could include business policy and handbook reviews development and revision, or determining whether agreements in future contracts could protect employer interests.

If you’re an employee, you have certain workplace protections that, if violated, could entitle you to legal action and possible compensation.  These same laws protect you from discrimination on the basis of “protected classes” such as sex, race, age, nationality, religion, and disability.  If you think you have been subject to discrimination or other violations of employment laws, you need North Carolina legal representation sooner rather than later. Your attorney can help answer some of the common questions you might have about pursuing a employment law dispute and what evidence will need to be collected and reviewed in order to move forward with your claim.  Obtaining an employment attorney could help you end the conflict and move on with your life.