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The dedicated Chattanooga Employment Lawyers at The Employment & Consumer Law Group fight for your labor rights. You have a right to a fair wage, a safe and comfortable work environment, and an opportunity to succeed. Regardless of your hard work and dedication, some employers will discriminate, retaliate, harass or refuse to pay you the wages you deserve.
Our Chattanooga Employment attorneys have the expertise and experience to help you fight unfair employment and labor business practices and settle a dispute with your employer. Our attorneys understand the complex federal and state employment laws that protect employees against employment discrimination, harassment, wage theft, pay discrimination, employment misclassification and disability discrimination. To learn more or discuss your legal options consult with an experienced employment attorney today.
Wage theft is the denial of wages or employee benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee. It is also illegal to retaliate against employees for asserting or asking about their right to be paid both minimum wage and overtime.
It is illegal under both state and Federal law to discriminate against employees based on gender, race, color, national origin, or religion. It is also illegal to discriminate on the basis of age for individuals over 40 years old. Gender discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy.
Many people are denied overtime pay they are owed because they are told they are “salaried” or an “independent contractor” and therefore do not qualify for overtime.
The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons.
The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life. To discuss your legal options consult with a Chattanooga employment lawyer today.
Federal and State laws prohibit punishing job applicants or employees for asserting their rights to be free from employment discrimination including harassment.
The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. In correcting a pay differential, the pay of the lower paid employee(s) must be increased.
Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII and other state laws. The victim does not have to be the person harassed, but can be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.