When Do You Need an Employment Attorney?
State and federal law grants employees certain rights and protections to ensure they are treated fairly in the workplace. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, sexually harassed, discriminated against, or unfairly treated in any way at your job, it is in your best interest to contact Houston employment attorneys for support and guidance.
Listed below are some common examples of situations that call for an employment attorney:
- Disability discrimination. It is illegal to treat an employee less favorably because of a disability or a connection with someone with a disability. Furthermore, employers must be willing to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the workplace environment to enable people with disabilities to work.
- Pregnancy discrimination. Under state and federal law, employers must make ‘reasonable’ accommodations for pregnant employees, may not discriminate or treat them adversely in any way because of pregnancy and must extend the same benefits they offer other employees with medical conditions. However, laws may vary depending on the size of the business, and smaller businesses typically have more leeway in dealing with pregnant employees.
- Sexual harassment. No one deserves to be harassed or made uncomfortable in the workplace. Unfortunately, many victims of sexual harassment never report it because they fear retaliation from their boss.
- Unpaid wages. Cases of unpaid wages are increasingly common, with many companies doing everything they can to avoid paying overtime.
It is not easy to take on an employer alone. Seeking counsel and representation from an experienced employment lawyer in Houston is often the best option.
Contact the Law Offices of David C. Holmes for a free consultation today. Our experienced lawyers can help protect you from further discrimination, as well as hold your employer accountable for discrimination.