At Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers we’re driven to protect employees’ rights in workplace disputes. For decades, our lawyers have successfully fought the corporate tyrants that oppress their workers. We’ve got the dedication and resources that you need to win justice.
What is Employment Law?
Employment law governs the relationship between employees and employers. Early employment laws were enacted to improve employees’ bargaining power. Over time, employment laws evolved to provide minimum social and economic rights for employees. Employment law generally covers the following workplace aspects: hiring, firing, discrimination, retaliation, and, work hours.
What Laws Protect Atlanta Employees?
There are federal and state laws that protect workers in Atlanta. Federal laws were passed because many states, including Georgia, didn’t provide sufficient protections for workers that were the victims of discrimination and harassment. Here are some of the federal laws that protect Atlanta employees:
- The Family Medical and Leave Act
- The Equal Pay Act
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Whistleblower and retaliation laws, such as The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
Why Should I Hire An Atlanta Employment Dispute Lawyer?
An employment lawyer can help you fight for better working conditions and opportunities. For instance, your lawyer may work “behind the scenes” and ghost-write communications for you to send to your managers in an effort to resolve a dispute. Other times, a lawyer may take a more active role and represent you at mediation. However, some employment disputes can only be resolved through litigation. In that case, you need to hire a top trial lawyer.
You shouldn’t wait to call an Atlanta employment dispute lawyer. For instance, if your employer fires you before you hire a lawyer, you may have missed a great opportunity to resolve your case. That said, you still have options if your employer already fired you. Call Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers today to learn more.
How Much Compensation Can I Recover?
Many clients ask us, “how much is my case worth?” The short answer is, “it depends.” There isn’t a universal compensation formula in employment cases. Each federal and state statute defines the compensation that is available for a particular employment claim. These are the types of damages that you can generally recover in an employment dispute:
- Lost back pay: we can help you recover wages, salary, or benefits.
- Lost front pay: you can recover front pay if your employer’s harassment harmed your career prospects.
- Emotional distress damages: we can help you recover compensation for pain and suffering.
Additionally, you may recover attorneys’ fees and costs.
What Kinds Of Employment Dispute Cases Do You Handle?
At Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers, we generally handle the following types of employment disputes:
- EEOC Complaints
- False Claims Act (FCA) claims
- Family Medical & Leave Act (FMLA) claims
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employee claims
- Federal employee discrimination claims
- Gender discrimination claims
- Georgia whistleblower claims
- Healthcare fraud whistleblower claims
- Hostile work environment claims
- Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals
- Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims
- Severance packages
- Sexual harassment claims
- Wage theft claims
- Whistleblower claims
- Workplace discrimination claims
- Workplace retaliation claims
- Wrongful termination claims
We’re glad to chat with you even if your dispute isn’t covered by one of those categories. It may turn out to be a case that we can handle.
Our Atlanta Employment Dispute Lawyers Can Help You
If you’ve been denied a job or promotion, fired, demoted – or treated awfully – you should contact us ASAP. Our employment dispute lawyers will evaluate your case. Then, we’ll determine whether your employment rights were violated. Next, we’ll create a strategy to help you win. If your case has to be litigated, we’ll be glad to take it to trial.