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 & Consumer 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, otherwise known as wage theft; 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 and consumers 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 and consumers.

Our skilled and experienced Nashville employment lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We handle and advise on matters such as:

  • Overtime and minimum wage violations (otherwise known as “wage theft“)
  • Wrongful termination
  • The Family Medical Leave Act
  • Discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, and pregnancy
  • Discrimination based on disability
  • Workplace “Whistleblowers” who report or refuse to take part in the illegal actions of their employers
  • Many other claims of improper behavior in the workplace

If you have questions about your rights as an employee, we are here to help.



The Employment & Consumer Law Group’s lawyers have collected millions of dollars for workers in the mid south for illegal employment practices. Our employment lawyers have taken individual cases and represented hundreds of employees at once in class/collective action cases. We also provide legal guidance for small businesses to help them comply with employment laws or in disputes they may have with other businesses.

Our Nashville Employment and Consumer Lawyers are here to help you. Big companies have big lawyers, so you need someone on your side. We are here to help you with your employment claims. Our team of lawyers serves clients throughout Tennessee and Kentucky, including the following:


Our Nashville employment lawyers have years of experience and success in representing the employee, employer, and consumer. We are committed to standing up for small businesses who need legal guidance or employees who have been harassed by unethical business practices.

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What are Employee Title VII & FLSA Laws?

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.

Filing a Discrimination Claim

Our experienced employment attorneys help employees facing discrimination file claims against their employers. If successful, employees are entitled to any pay or other benefits 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.

Call Our Team of Passionate Employment and Consumer Law Attorneys in Nashville

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.

Minimum Wage and Overtime Reform Scholarship

The Employment and Consumer Law Group is excited to announce the Minimum Wage and Overtime Reform Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who writes the most passionate and compelling essay regarding wage reform and employment legislation. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit our scholarship page.


We provide Employment Law and Consumer Law services to locations throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. Here are a few of the major cities we serve:

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