Atlanta Employment Disputes Lawyer
Sparks Law specializes in providing legal representation and advice to individuals and entities involved in disputes related to employment and labor law. The expertise of our Atlanta employment attorneys will aid in the navigation of the complex legal issues that arise in the employer-employee relationship and the focus is to assist clients in resolving conflicts, protecting their rights, and achieving fair outcomes in employment-related matters.
Types of Atlanta Employment Disputes We Can Help With
Sparks Law can help you with several different types of employment disputes that you might be faced with. Each case is different and requires legal counsel to consider the specifics of each case. Some common employment disputes that we can help with include:
- Employment Discrimination: Cases involving discrimination based on factors such as race, gender, age, religion, disability, or other protected characteristics.
- Workplace Harassment: Cases involving workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, verbal abuse, and hostile work environment claims.
- Wrongful Termination: Disputes arising from allegations of unjust or illegal termination, including cases where an employee is fired in violation of employment contracts or protected rights.
- Retaliation: Claims that an employer took adverse actions against an employee in response to the employee’s protected activities, such as reporting workplace violations or participating in legal proceedings.
- Wage and Hour Disputes: Cases involving issues related to unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, or misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime.
- Whistleblower Claims: Situations in which employees report illegal or unethical activities within their organization and subsequently face retaliation for doing so.
- Employment Contracts: Disputes arising from breaches of employment contracts, including non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and other terms of employment.
- Unemployment Benefits: Assistance in cases where employees are denied unemployment benefits that they believe they are entitled to receive.
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Claims: Cases involving disputes over an employer’s compliance with the FMLA, which provides certain employees with unpaid, job-protected leave for qualified medical and family reasons.
- Workplace Safety Violations: Cases involving issues related to workplace safety, OSHA violations, and employer negligence that resulted in employee injuries.
- Disability Accommodation: Claims regarding an employer’s failure to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Employee Benefit Disputes: Cases related to disputes over employee benefits, such as health insurance, retirement plans, and other benefits provided by the employer.
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Cases involving allegations that an employer or manager breached their fiduciary duty to employees, such as mishandling funds or making decisions that harm employees’ interests.
- Collective Action and Class Action Lawsuits: Cases involving groups of employees who come together to address issues such as wage violations, discrimination, or other systemic workplace problems.
How Employment Disputes are Settled in Atlanta
Employment disputes in Atlanta can be settled in a variety of different ways. The tactics of settlement would depend on both the employer and the employee’s requirements and desires. Of course, the most desired dispute resolution is to have informal negotiations. Informal negotiations might take place between employer, employee, and HR. If this approach is not the answer, then we can turn to some more formal methods.
The formal methods consist of mediation, arbitration, litigation, or an internal grievance process. In other instances, a class action lawsuit or maybe a settlement agreement may be in order. Whatever the case maybe we are here to help.
Why Work With an Atlanta Employment Disputes Lawyer?
Working with an Atlanta employment disputes lawyer can protect you from a number of other related problems. At Sparks Law, we can offer you a piece of mind that an experienced employment disputes lawyer is handling your case and taking care to protect your name and reputation. Working closely with you one-on-one our attorneys will develop a legal strategy for your specific circumstances and goals.
Speak With an Atlanta Employment Disputes Lawyer
Whatever the employment dispute may be, Sparks Law can help. We urge you to seek our legal advice to mitigate possible other misguided steps. Sparks Law is here to help. Call us today for a free consultation.