Protecting Your Rights In An Employment Dispute
Whether you earn hourly wages or are a salaried employee, you rely on your paycheck to support your family’s needs. If your boss threatens your job status or fails to pay you what you are owed, it’s not just you who suffers. Your family can be affected when there is no money to pay housing, food, medical or transportation bills.
It is against the law for employers to retaliate against employees. However, it can be intimidating to take legal action. When you find yourself in this delicate situation, working with a compassionate and knowledgeable professional makes a difference.
Why I Practice Employment Law
Since 1995, I have helped employees hold their employers accountable for their actions, in both State and Federal Court. In Hood County, I have established a reputation among residents for my dedication to my clients’ cases and my drive to secure fair settlements.
Plaintiff Employment Law is the practice of finding an exception to the Employment at Will Doctrine. That doctrine states that an employer can hire or fire an employee for good cause, bad cause or no cause at all. State and Federal Statutes have created exceptions to that doctrine such as: the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Anti Retaliation Statutes, Age Discrimination Act, Contracts with the Employer, Union Contracts and many others.
I consider it my calling to serve those who don’t have the legal background to protect their rights. This is why I review employment contracts and will aggressively advocate for you in court. My familiarity with employment law statutes and conflict resolution strategies allow me to identify the most effective strategy for your case.
Defending You Against Unlawful Employer Actions
A skilled trial lawyer, I have represented Texas employees in court for various matters, including:
- Employee discrimination and wrongful termination disputes
- Wage and overtime claims
- Misclassification concerns
- FMLA conflicts
- Contract concerns regarding employment, severance or noncompete agreements
In addition to litigating disputes, I also negotiate and arbitrate matters. Should you choose to confront your employer in court, arbitration or at the negotiating table, I will fight to get you the compensation or ruling you deserve.