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 Nashville employment lawyers have years of experience and success in representing the employees and employers. 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.
Title VII, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are some of the labor laws most violated.
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Tennessee Human Rights Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on age, sex, citizenship, color, national origin, disability, race, or religion. These laws provide for harsh penalties on employers who discriminate against anyone in a protected class.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) employers are required to at least pay a set minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime (1.5 times the regular rate of pay) for all hours worked over 40 with only a few exceptions. Just because you are paid a salary does not mean you are not entitled to overtime pay.
Our employment lawyers know the FLSA having represented hundreds of employees in claims under the act.
The Tennessee Employer Protection Act lists some specific things which are considered a violation including:
Our experienced employment attorneys help employees facing discrimination file claims against their employers. If successful, employees are entitled to any pay or other benefit they have lost because of their employer’s actions, including lost career opportunities. They are also entitled to “compensatory damages” – damages for mental anguish, the time and costs associated with looking for another job, and pain and suffering. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded as well.
If you believe your employer has violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the FLSA, or has treated you unfairly, contact an experienced employment lawyer with our Nashville firm as soon as possible. Let us review your situation and determine your right to receive compensation. And know that employers cannot retaliate against employees for exposing Title VII or FLSA violations without facing more penalties.
Every case is different. That’s why it is imperative for you to speak with an attorney about your particular case.
We bring knowledge, skill, compassion, and individualized attention to each case we take. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team.