Members of the workforce here in Virginia often require the services of a Midlothian employment attorney when disputes arise, contract issues come up, and more. Our firm serves clients in Chesterfield County, Richmond, Richmond County, Henrico County, Bon Air, Goochland County, Hanover County, and Short Pump. Contact Passero Employment Law today to schedule a consult or learn more about how our firm can assist you.
Midlothian Employment Attorney | Providing Guidance Across Virginia
Despite the fact that Virginia is an employment-at-will state, employees are still protected under various state and federal laws. Our firm can help employees and small businesses better understand the law and guide you through workplace disputes and other issues. If you have an employment matter, you can reach out to a Midlothian employment attorney at Passero Employment Law to assist with your needs.
Our Legal Services
Attorney Mark J. Passero of Passero Employment Law handles a wide array of employment-related issues, including the following:
- Discrimination: Discrimination in the workplace is something that most of us would imagine is a thing of the past, now that we are in the 21st century. Unfortunately, this is simply not the case, and oftentimes, employees are faced with discrimination based on their age, gender, race, or other protected classes. If you find yourself facing discrimination, please contact Passero Employment Law.
- Employment Agreements: Before signing a contract of any sort, it is critical that you understand what the contract entails. There are a wide array of employment agreements out there, and oftentimes, their terms are confusing or vague, making them difficult to comprehend. Our Midlothian employment attorney has experience analyzing and interpreting employment agreements on behalf of clients.
- Hostile Work Environment: Employees spend a significant portion of their days at work, and to spend that time in an environment where they feel unsafe is unthinkable. In many cases, hostile work environments are brought about through discrimination of some sort, and if you believe that you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace, you should consider speaking with an attorney who can analyze the circumstances of your case and determine whether you have a claim based on an actionable hostile work environment.
- Worker Retaliation: If you are a victim of discrimination and you took action to stop the discrimination from occurring (such as speaking with HR) and your employer retaliated against you by demoting you, firing you, or otherwise punishing you for reporting wrongdoing, you may be protected from such retaliation under the law.
- Sexual Harassment: If you believe that you are being discriminated against or otherwise targeted because of your sex, you may have a claim for sexual harassment against your employer.
- Wage & Hour Law: As you may know, there are certain federal and state wage & hour laws that employers are required to follow. These laws include the minimum wage, overtime laws, and more. If your employer violated any of the federal or state wage & hour laws, you may have a claim against your employer. Our firm can assess your situation and determine whether your case should be pursued further.
- Whistleblower Protection: Just like individuals, all businesses are required to follow the law. When a business breaks the law, or attempts to coerce its employees to break the law , it is often up to whistleblowers to report the wrongdoing. Unfortunately, sometimes, whistleblowers are retaliated against or punished for reporting illegal activity within a company, despite the fact that whistleblowers are offered protection from retaliatory actions under certain state and federal laws.
- Wrongful Termination: When someone is fired from a job or they are told their position has been terminated, they expect to know why. Most states, however, are employment-at-will state, meaning employers can terminate employees for any reason or no reason. That being said, if you can show that you were fired because of some form of discrimination or other illegal conduct, you may have a wrongful termination claim. Our firm is here to help you analyze you situation and file a claim, if necessary.
- FMLA: The Family Medical Leave Act allows certain qualifying employees to take temporary leave from their place of employment for certain specified reasons (medical condition, care for family, etc.). If you were wrongfully denied the rights to which you were entitled under the Family Medical Leave Act, you should consider speaking with a seasoned Midlothian employment attorney.
- Federal & State Employee Rights: If you are a Federal or State employee and your protected rights have been violated in any way, Passero Employment Law is here to help. Federal and state employees may be covered by unique protections in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Passero Employment Law can help you navigate your rights.
- Small Businesses: Some of the challenges of owning a small business include ensuring compliance with state and federal employment laws, drafting employment or contract agreements, negotiating severance packages, and handling accusations of discriminatory practices, among many others. At Passero Employment Law, we are prepared to answer questions that pertain to your business and if action has been taken against you, we can effectively represent your interests.
Contact a Midlothian Employment Attorney
We know how complex certain employment-related issues can be, and we are ready to help in any way we can. Contact Passero Employment Law today to schedule your initial consultation.