Employment law encompasses a complex network of state and federal laws that govern how employers must treat employees and applicants for employment. North Carolina is an employment at-will state, meaning that employers have the freedom to terminate an employee for any or no reason. However, it is illegal to fire, refuse to hire, harass, or discriminate against an employee or potential employee based on certain protected classes, such as race, sex, age, or disability.
If you believe that you have been a victim of workplace discrimination or harassment, we can help. At The Moore Law Office, PLLC in Asheville, North Carolina, our attorneys have 50 years’ experience handling serious and complex legal matters. Contact us today for a confidential consultation with a knowledgeable employment discrimination lawyer.
Our lawyers have significant experience handling employment law and employment discrimination claims involving:
- Employment discrimination, racial discrimination, and sexual harassment
- Whistleblower litigation
- Work-related tort claims
- Workplace harassment, violence and related safety issues
- Wrongful discharge and retaliatory termination
Employment law and employment discrimination claims often involve the interpretation and application of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
There is a specific process that must be followed when filing a complaint. If you believe you are a victim, you must notify your immediate supervisor and give your employer an opportunity to correct the situation. Any type of retaliation for reporting the situation is illegal. If the situation is not corrected, a claim must be filed with the EEOC within 180 days of the last act of discrimination or harassment. We will explain all the requirements and guide you through the process, as well as represent your interests while your case is being investigated by the EEOC. If necessary, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf and advocate aggressively for your rights.
You have the right to work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. If you believe you have been a victim of sexual harassment, racial discrimination, sexual discrimination, age discrimination, or disability discrimination by an employer or co-worker, contact us today. Our firm offers trusted, confidential personal care and attention to each client’s individual needs and concerns.
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Our law firm provides personal care and individualized attention in every case. We will handle your legal problem according to your needs and interests. We will never make decisions about your case without consulting you. From negotiations and mediation services to litigation and appeals, we can represent your interests at every stage of the legal process.
To arrange a confidential consultation with a lawyer you can trust, please contact our North Carolina firm. We offer competitive fees in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and SSD cases, with all injury cases handled on a contingency basis.