Labor and Employment

Get legal help for workplace issues with Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys. Our experienced labor and employment lawyers can protect your rights in cases of discrimination, wrongful termination, wage disputes, and more.

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HOW Our LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS HELP create better workplaces

Labor and employment lawyers play a crucial role in ensuring fair and legal treatment in the workplace. They serve as advocates and advisors for employees who may have been harmed at work or feel they have a legal dispute. 

Protection of rights

Labor lawyers are vital in protecting employees’ rights in the workplace. They address issues such as wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour disputes, and unsafe work conditions. They ensure that employees’ rights are protected under federal and state laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Civil Rights Act.

Legal expertise and representation

Employment lawyers provide specialized legal expertise that is crucial for navigating the complex landscape of labor laws and regulations. They represent clients in negotiations, administrative hearings, and court proceedings, offering strategic advice and advocacy to secure the best possible outcomes.

Dispute resolution

Labor and employment lawyers are skilled in dispute resolution, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. They work to resolve conflicts in a manner that is fair and just for all parties involved, often preventing the need for costly and prolonged litigation.

Changing legal landscape

The laws governing the workplace are constantly evolving, reflecting changes in society, technology, and the economy. Employment lawyers stay abreast of these changes, advising clients on how new laws and regulations affect their rights and obligations. This is particularly important in emerging areas such as remote work, data privacy, and employee classification.

Advocacy for Fair Labor Standards

These attorneys are at the forefront of advocating for fair labor standards, including advocating for equal pay, workers’ rights to unionize, and protections against child labor. They play a key role in shaping policies and laws that aim to create a more equitable and just workplace.

Economic efficiency

Labor and employment lawyers contribute to the overall economic efficiency of the workforce by ensuring that labor practices are fair, legal, and transparent. Fair labor practices lead to higher employee satisfaction and productivity, which in turn benefits the broader economy. 

Addressing workplace safety and health

Ensuring a safe and healthy work environment is critical, and employment lawyers play a key role in advocating for and ensuring compliance with occupational safety and health regulations. They help navigate the legal requirements for workplace safety, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring workers are protected.

SHUNNARAH’S labor law Specialization areas

Comprehensive representation in employment law

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys have a team of expert labor and employment lawyers ready to assist those with cases pertaining to:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Federal Employers Liability Act
  • Labor Disputes
  • Overtime and Wage and Hour Law
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employee rights and contracts

Operating in states all across the U.S., we have the qualifications and expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve for your employment settlement. Employment law is vast and varied, and our attorneys are equipped to handle an array of issues, from discrimination to contract disputes.

If you have a labor or employment case you would like to discuss with a lawyer, we are here to help. 

What Sets Shunnarah Apart

The Shunnarah Difference: Experienced and dedicated attorneys

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys is more than just a law firm; we are a team of fighters who stand up for justice in the workplace. The Shunnarah Difference is characterized by:

  • A deep understanding of both federal and state employment laws
  • Our litigation strategies tailored to secure the best outcomes
  • Our 24/7 case evaluations, allowing our clients to contact us when they need it the most

At Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, we understand that workplace issues can be complex and impactful. Whether you’re facing unlawful discrimination, wrongful termination, or disputes over wages and hours, our skilled labor and employment lawyers are here ensure your rights are protected and your voice is heard.

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Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys handles cases in all 50 states. Find a location or attorney to assist you with your case.

Frequently Asked Questions about Labor and Employment Lawsuits

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about labor and employment lawsuits.

What constitutes wrongful termination?

Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is dismissed from their job in violation of federal or state laws or the terms of an employment contract. Common illegal reasons for termination include discrimination, retaliation, or refusal to commit an illegal act.

Can I sue for harassment at work?

Yes, you can sue if you have faced harassment in the workplace that is based on race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected under federal or state law, especially when it creates a hostile work environment.

What is considered discrimination in the workplace?

Discrimination in the workplace includes any adverse treatment of an employee or job applicant based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.

Can my employer retaliate against me for participating in a lawsuit against them?

It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against you for participating in a lawsuit or for engaging in activities protected by employment laws, such as complaining about discrimination or harassment, or whistleblowing on illegal activities.

How long do I have to file an employment lawsuit?

The statute of limitations for filing an employment lawsuit varies by the type of claim and the laws of your state. For example, claims under federal law, such as discrimination claims filed with the EEOC, typically must be filed within 180 to 300 days from the date of the incident.

Are non-compete agreements always enforceable?

Non-compete agreements are not universally enforceable and depend heavily on the state law. Typically, for a non-compete to be enforceable, it must be reasonable in scope regarding time, geography, and the nature of duties restricted, and must protect a legitimate business interest.

What are my rights if I’m classified as an independent contractor but treated like an employee?

If you are in a situation where you’re classified as an independent contractor but are treated like an employee, you may be misclassified. This can affect your rights to benefits and protections under employment law. Consulting with an employment attorney can help you determine if legal action is needed to correct your classification.

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