Deciding to file a claim against your employer or other large corporation can be intimidating. It may feel overwhelming. Our team of dedicated employment attorneys in Nashville understand the daunting feeling that can come along with involvement in a legal dispute. That’s why we are passionate about helping people understand their rights in the workplace as an employee.
At The Employment Law Group, our firm is committed to standing up for the “little guy” men and women in the workplace who have not been paid all the money they are legally owed; suffered from illegal discrimination or harassment at work; been mistreated for refusing to take part in their employer’s illegal practices, or taken advantage of by companies engaging in unethical business practices.
Protecting the rights of employees is all we do. We are not an over bloated law firm who practices every type of law you can imagine- instead our philosophy and goal is to provide excellent legal service for employees.
If you have questions about your rights as an employee, we are here to help.
Our skilled and experienced Nashville employment lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We handle and advise on matters such as:
Our employment attorneys in Nashville are experienced in handling workplace discrimination and harassment cases. We are committed to standing up for small businesses who need legal guidance or employees who have been harassed by unethical business practices.
Jonathan and his team did a thorough, outstanding job in keeping me informed and up-to-date every step of the way in handling my case. I felt like he listened to my questions and concerns and answered them promptly and professionally. In fact, I believe he consulted another attorney that had expertise in the area of law that he was dealing with in my case. I would highly recommend Jonathan and would call him again if I needed legal advice.
I needed an Attorney for advice and direction in a situation concerning a former employer. After a consultation with Brandon Hall it was a no-brainer. He was knowledgeable about all things concerning employee rights and wage classifications. This was a very difficult time for my wife and myself. Brandon made things very simple and gave us great confidence. Needless to say the outcome of our case was very satisfactory. Brandon used his expertise and professionalism to help us tremendously.
Tennessee employers cannot discriminate or harass under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or violate wage and hour laws established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Those who do can be held accountable for their actions.
If you are facing an employment issue, contact an experienced Nashville employment lawyer. Let us evaluate your situation and determine what legal courses of action might apply so that you can make an informed decision about what is best for you.
Tennessee employers must follow many laws when it comes to employment issues, but those established by Title VII and the FLSA are often the most misunderstood and violated:
Tennessee employers can also be held liable for creating a “hostile work environment” which includes engaging in:
To be actionable, the issue must generally become significant and pervasive enough to report to Human Resources and the company does little or nothing to stop the actions.
Employees who have been discriminated against can sue their employers and receive compensatory damages for out of pocket expenses such as getting therapy and related medical costs due to stress, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, the time and costs associated with looking for another job, lost career opportunities within the company, and punitive damages in cases of intentional discrimination where an employer knew that its actions were illegal, but engaged in them nonetheless.
Employers often misclassify non-exempt employees as exempt employees. Whether mistakenly or intentionally, misclassified non-exempt employees fail to receive the overtime they deserve – and employers can be forced to reclassify them and pay them for the overtime they are due.
Employees can file lawsuits to recover damages when an employer violates the FLSA. In addition, employers are also subject to paying large, fines and being subjected to investigations and monitoring by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
If you believe your employer has violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the FLSA, or a similar state employment law, contact an experienced Nashville employment lawyer today. Let us review your situation and determine your right to receive compensation.
Making complaints against employers may seem like a daunting task – especially when an employer has already exhibited unscrupulous behavior. However, employers cannot retaliate against employees for exposing Title VII or FLSA violations without facing severe penalties.
At the Employment Law Group, we support our community’s youth and their aspirations. To help benefit inner city youth in our community, we were proud to sponsor this year’s Steps of Success 5K. The race proceeds supported scholarship and mentoring programs. To learn more about the cause, please visit our Steps of Success 5K page.
Veterans are brave and selfless individuals who dedicate their time to fighting for our country. We appreciate the time and services that these individuals provide to protect their families, friends, and communities back at home. The Employment Law Group needs your help identifying local veterans in our community who deserve recognition. Visit our Local Veteran Hero Nomination page for more information on how to nominate a veteran in our community.