Durham Employment Lawyers
Take a Stand Against Unfair Treatment in the Workplace
America's workforce is guaranteed "a workplace free of harassment, discrimination, and other forms of unfair treatment." As a single employee, it can sometimes seem like there is nothing you can do when you are treated unfairly by your employer, but the truth is that the legal system and a capable attorney can put you on equal footing with even the largest of corporations.
At Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A., our Durham employment lawyers help employees take a stand against sexual harassment, retaliation, discrimination and more. We also regularly assist executive employees with severance and contract negotiations.
Once you think you may have a claim, it’s important to speak with our employment lawyers in Durham, NC to discuss the legal options that pertain to your circumstances.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
Typically, you must file a complaint within 180 days from the date that alleged violation occurred. If you wish to file a claim due to discrimination or sexual harassment, you must file it within a certain amount of time. Our firm can help you make sure you have the right paperwork and can take care of filing everything with the proper authorities and within the proper time frame.
If the charge you are bringing is also covered by a local or state anti-discrimination law that the Fair Employment Practices Agency is responsible for enforcing, you may have an extended period of time to file from the date that the alleged violation occurred.
Am I in Danger of Retaliation for Filing a Claim?
Many laws, both state and federal, exist that would make it illegal to retaliate against an employee for exercising their rights. As an employee in North Carolina, you are protected from employer retaliation if you threaten or follow through with filing a claim or complaint, under the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA).
REDA applies to the following:
- Wage & Hour Claims
- Discrimination Due to Sickle Cell or Hemoglobin C Trait Claims
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- National Guard Service
- OSHA Claims
- Mine Safety & Health Act Claims
If you are fired or other discriminatory action is taken against you after you initiate actions pertaining to filing a claim, you may have a case.
As your Durham employment law attorneys, your goals and financial wellbeing are our priority. Whether you need assistance negotiating severance or have been the victim of sexual harassment, we can help you make your voice heard.
Call (919) 336-1932 today to find out how the legal system can make your work life better!