Franklin Employment Lawyer
As an employee in Tennessee, you deserve to be treated in accordance with the law. Under federal and state laws, your rights include being paid at the proper rate for all hours worked and working in an environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Yet, despite these requirements, employers sometimes fail to fulfill their legal obligations.
Curt Masker is a knowledgeable Franklin employment attorney who can help you navigate your difficult workplace circumstances. The Masker Firm provides services that include addressing unlawful discrimination and retaliation, negotiating severance packages, and reviewing non-compete agreements.
If you believe your employment law rights may have been violated, contact The Masker Firm online or at the number above.Employment Law Legal Rights
Several state and federal employment laws protect Tennessee employees from various types of unlawful treatment at work. Unfortunately, many middle Tennessee employers ignore or are unaware of these legal requirements and employees suffer as a result.
The Masker Firm exclusively represents employees in workplace disputes to enforce their legal rights under many employment laws. Some of these laws include:
- Tennessee Human Rights Act
- Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
- Tennessee Maternity Leave Act
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Americans with Disability Act
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Workplace discrimination involves mistreatment of a worker based on a protected class such as race, gender, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, national origin, and military status. For example, supervisors or coworkers making derogatory slurs about another employee's race is considered harassment. This type of harassment and discrimination is unlawful in Tennessee. Discrimination occurs in more subtle ways too. For instance, some employers are quick to promote one racial group while being quick to discipline a different one. The same may be true for pay raises.Workplace Retaliation is Common
Despite statutory protections against retaliation, employers frequently punish employees who step up to report misconduct at work. As a result, retaliation claims are the most commonly filed claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission every year.Hostile Work Environment
In the legal sense, a hostile work environment is a workplace filled with discriminatory actions based on a protected class (race, age, sex, etc.) that is severe or pervasive enough to negatively impact an employee's job performance. This type of harassment is a form of employment discrimination. Therefore, you need an employment law advocate dedicated to fighting against abusive employment practices by holding employers accountable in a court of law.
Comments or insults not based on a protected class are rude but often lawful. Put differently, the law generally does not prohibit jerks and bullies in the workplace.
Hostile work environment claims are highly nuanced and fact-specific. Therefore, you need a Tennessee employment lawyer to fight against.Contact Us Today
When an employment law violation occurs, many options are often used to address the issue. A knowledgeable Franklin employment lawyer can help you understand the many laws and regulations to determine the best action course of action.
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, contact The Masker Firm online or at the number above.