A threat to your employment can be an existential threat to your very way of living. And while some job uncertainty may be unavoidable, there are plenty of other workplace problems where you have legal recourse. We all deserve the right to be evaluated and compensated fairly and to work in an atmosphere that’s physically and psychologically safe. Carter Law represents those who believe their rights have been infringed upon.
A Houston employment lawyer from this office can represent you on a wide range of matters where your rights on the job have been violated. Call us at (713) 597-6562or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
The law is crystal clear–no one can be discriminated against in the workplace on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion or age. At the same time, getting justice based on violations of the law can be murky and requires legal assistance. Your attorney can guide through the paths of documenting the violations, giving your employer reasonable chances to make you whole, and–if all else fails–then bringing forth your lawsuit.
The basic principle is that two people who do the same job should be paid the same. Their gender, race, religion or age should not be a factor. The employer should not seek ways to skirt the law by the creative use of bonuses or other benefits that would give one employee an unfair advantage over the other. At the same time, basic principles always come with legal nuance. Is there an educational difference? Is there any other legal justification for seemingly unequal treatment? Your lawyer is there to advise as to whether you have a case, how to document it and then to fight hard for your rights.
We all know that our jobs come with performance expectations. But we also know that we have the right to achieve their expectations in an atmosphere that respects our basic dignity. When do the actions of a superior go beyond a reasonable expectation of performance and into the creation of a hostile work environment. Documenting specific incidents and creating a paper trail is important. Your attorney can guide you.
Speaking the truth to power takes courage and it deserves legal protection. Did you see something discriminatory or some other sort of wrongful action by your employer? After speaking out, do you now find yourself dealing with a demotion or some extremely undesirable work assignment that can’t be justified on a strictly professional level? When you’re the victim of retaliation, you can take legal action. Your lawyer is there to show you how to prove it.
We all know that accidents sometimes happen. We know that an employer might not be able to prevent every possible bad thing from happening on their premises. But we also know that employers are bound by the law to follow safety requirements and to take reasonable steps to make sure their workers operate in a safe environment. Whether you’ve actually been injured or simply observed unsafe conditions, you have a legal case to make. We’re here to help you do it.
The loss of a job brings economic uncertainty and causes psychological pain. It can feel even worse when there is no justified reason for dismissal. Employers typically must ensure that any terminations meet certain criteria and are not simply capricious actions. Your attorney can review your employment agreement, help you show what was documented–or perhaps what your employer never bothered to document–to find out if you have a case for wrongful termination.
The law is there to protect people who are simply trying to do an honest job in a reasonable work environment and be fairly compensated for their efforts. Carter Law is here to help you make sure those laws get followed and, when they don’t, to bring intense legal pressure to bear on the employers who violated these basic premises of a civilized and fair work environment.