Have Your Employment Rights Been Violated?
You give your time and your skills to your job. You have the right to expect fair treatment and fair pay. This is not only a matter of ethics but also an issue of law. Your employer has certain duties to you under federal and state legislation and, if it fails to comply, you may have a right to recovery.
Johnson & Bennett advocates for workers. Our partners have an extensive history of reaching six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements in cases involving discrimination, harassment, medical leave violations and retaliation resulting in a wrongful termination.* We understand the frustration and fear that accompanies unfairly losing your job, being denied your fair wages or being harassed or discriminated against. You may face financial distress caused by reduced or lost wages. Your career may be derailed. You also may feel humiliation, anger and heartbreak associated with the unsettling events.
Take the first step to reach justice and recover the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys empower you to take action. We remain by your side throughout your case to protect your rights and reach a positive resolution to your claim.
How Our Firm Can Help You
Johnson & Bennett handles a wide scope of employment law claims in Tennessee and Mississippi. We can help you with your claim involving:
- Discrimination. Your employer is prohibited from discriminating against you on the basis of gender, pregnancy, race, nationality, religion, disability, age or genetic information. Our firm advocates for your rights to be judged by your skills, knowledge, hard work and ethics, not by arbitrary discriminatory qualities.
- Wage and leave violations. Your employer may be required to pay you one and one-half times your wages for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. They also have responsibilities if you request a leave of absence that may qualify you for the Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Our lawyers pursue back pay, job reinstatement and other monetary remedies for violations of wage-and-hour laws, and for violations of the FMLA.
- Retaliation. Your employer is forbidden from taking such adverse actions as firing, failing to promote, refusing to hire, assigning undesirable shifts and cutting pay to punish you for reporting wrongdoing or cooperating in an investigation or EEOC proceeding. Our legal team holds your employer accountable for retaliating against you for doing what is right and lawful.
- Sexual harassment. You have the right to work in an environment free from sexually offensive conduct, unwanted sexual advances, and sexually explicit comments and behavior that affect your job or create a hostile work environment. Our attorneys help put an end to the harassment and recover the damages you deserve.
- Wrongful termination. Although your employer is entitled to terminate your job without cause, it is not allowed to do so based upon discrimination, retaliation or other unlawful reasons. We demand justice from the employer that tried to intimidate you and unfairly put you out of a job.
All of these types of claims should be supported by documented evidence. For more information about how to do that, you can visit our page on documenting your employment law case.
Workplaces Have Changed, But Your Rights Haven’t
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the ways Americans work, and did so very quickly. Many of us who were fortunate enough to keep our jobs made the transition to working from home full time. As a result of this shift, our firm has been seeing an increase in claims related to disability discrimination, failure to provide disability accommodations and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
If you are now a remote employee, you still have workplace rights that need to be asserted and protected. If you feel your rights have been violated illegally, please contact us to discuss your legal options.
Protect Your Rights To A Fair Workplace – Contact Us
For help with your workplace issues, schedule an appointment with Johnson & Bennett. Your case evaluation by our staff is free, we charge reasonable rates for initial consultations, and we represent most clients on contingency, meaning you pay no attorneys’ fees until we recover monetary damages.
To make ourselves readily available to you, our Tennessee and Mississippi employment law attorneys can schedule appointments after hours, as needed, and we work hard to ensure a timely answer to your phone call or email. To get started, call us at 901-462-8629 or fill out our online contact form.
*Disclaimer: Results are not typical.