If you believe that you have been mistreated by an employer, you may have legal options. We suggest hiring an employment lawyer of your own before you try to pursue action. A Midlothian employment attorney can review your claim and tell you what they can do to assist you with your case.
What Can an Employment Lawyer Do For Me?
You can pursue claims against an employer on your own, but it can be difficult to win. An employment lawyer cannot guarantee a victory, but you can be sure that our firm is going to fight for the best possible outcome. Passero Employment Law brings the following to the table:
A deeper knowledge of federal, state, and local laws: No one expects you to be an expert on employment law. Your attorney will know quite a bit though. He is well-versed in federal and state laws, and can help interpret local or municipal rules or regulations that can apply to your case.
Help when you are denied leave: The Family Medical Leave Act allows workers to take temporary leave from work in certain situations. If you request leave and believe that your employer has unfairly denied it, a lawyer may be able to help.
The ability to cut through legal jargon: Some people do not realize that they can turn to an employment lawyer for assistance when they are first hired. Many workplaces require their employees to sign a contract, but sometimes these contracts are confusing, vague, or difficult to interpret. Our attorney can help you parse the terms of an agreement and understand exactly what you are signing.
Recourse when you are wrongfully terminated: If you have been wrongfully terminated, your attorney can help you make that argument and hold your employer accountable.
Do Employment Protections Apply to At-Will Employees?
At-will means that an employer can usually fire an employee for whatever reason they choose at any time. Virginia is an employment-at-will state, but this does not mean that there are no protections for workers. You should still be shielded from:
Discrimination: An employment lawyer can help you if you are being discriminated against based on your race, age, gender, disability, or another protected class.
Hostile work environments: You should not have to work in a place that feels unsafe. An attorney may be able to help you file a claim when your work environment is hostile due to discrimination or other behavior from your employer or other workers.
Sexual harassment: No one should have to deal with unwanted sexual advances or the consequences of turning down such advances at work.
Worker retaliation: If you reported behaviors like the ones above and suffered consequences as a result, an employment lawyer is ready to help you.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you have an issue that you believe an employment lawyer can help you with, contact Passero Employment Law. We can schedule a consultation and tell you more about your rights and what our attorney can do to assist you.