Employment Law

Employment Law Attorneys in Athens

Huntsville Employment Law Lawyers

There are various laws in place that protect the rights of workers in the United States. Unfortunately, employers sometimes attempt to violate those rights in favor of profits or their own special interests. Doing so is illegal and could qualify the affected workers for an employment law claim.

If you have been the victim of discrimination, unfair retaliation, or another employment law matter, Shipman & Associates, P.C. can help. We represent people in disputes against their employers or hiring entities, and fight to preserve their rights.

Fill out our message form or call (256) 277-9117 for a case evaluation with our legal team.

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How Can Athens Employment Lawyers Help Protect Your Workers' Rights?

Athens and Huntsville employment attorneys help protect the rights of workers in Georgia and Alabama. They are knowledgeable about state and federal laws, as well as regulations that apply to employers and employees. Employment lawyers can advise on various employment matters such as wrongful termination, discrimination in the workplace, wage disputes, employee benefits issues, harassment allegations, non-compete agreements, severance negotiations, whistleblower claims, and more. Furthermore, they can represent clients in court or before administrative agencies if needed. With their expertise in labor law, employment attorneys are an invaluable resource for any worker who has encountered a problem with their employer or hiring entity.

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At-Will Employees in Athens

Although many workers are employed at will (which means that they do not have a certain contract that protects their employment) this does not protect employers from violating employees’ rights. Our employment lawyers at Shipman & Associates, P.C. feel strongly about these matters and want to ensure that you are treated fairly.

We represent clients who have been wrongfully terminated for any of the following reasons:

  • Workers’ compensation claim
  • Whistleblowing
  • Retaliation
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Race
  • Pregnancy
  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability
  • FMLA or CFRA
  • National origin
  • Political affiliations

I Have an Employment Law Claim — What Should I Do?

If your rights as a worker were violated by your employer, you should gather as much relevant evidence as you can. This may include emails, messages, documents, and other forms of communication. Any exchanges you’ve had with your employer (as well as coworkers, human resource professionals, and other parties) could be useful in your case.

When faced with a workers’ rights violation, the most crucial step you can take is to contact the experienced employment law attorneys of Shipman & Associates, P.C. We’ll start by explaining your rights and advising you on next steps during a consultation. Then, we can begin crafting a strategy that is tailored to your needs. Our team will be available to answer your questions and advocate for you throughout the legal process.

How Can Shipman & Associates, P.C. Help You?

Through an employment law claim, workers who have had their rights violated in a professional setting can recover compensation for their damages. In most cases, the damages that are involved in an employment law claim will be non-economic: Compensation for pain and suffering, stress, depression, and other emotional damages may be available.

An employment law claim can also help you receive compensation for lost wages if you sustained financial damages in a dispute with your employer. This may include general wage and hour claims, as well as claims in which employer discrimination contributed to lost opportunities and wages.

Protecting Your Rights as an Employee

Our firm is here to help you when your rights as an employee have been violated. In cases of discrimination, we can protect your interests and pursue justice. In workers’ compensation claims, we can recover the benefits you deserve. In wrongful termination cases, you need an experienced attorney on your side to fight for you — whether the reason for the firing was explicitly explained to you, implied, or simply something that you suspect. Our legal team provides valuable support in all types of employment law cases.

Many employers believe that they can get away with their unfair and illegal actions and we want to hold them accountable. Whether you are looking to seek compensation or simply want to right a wrong situation, you can count on our Athens employment law attorney.

Please contact us today at (256) 277-9117 to make an appointment for a consultation with a lawyer who cares about your case.

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