Cookeville Employment Lawyers

Cookeville is the county seat of Putnam County. It is home to Tennessee Technological University. In 2012, it had an estimated population of 31,010 people and is continuing to grow today. It is known as the “Hub of the upper Cumberlands” and an estimated 25,000 people travel to Cookeville to work, get an education or to shop. Cookeville residents work hard each day for their money to support their families and loved ones. Unfortunately, some companies fail to pay workers the overtime or hourly rate they are entitled to or they may discriminate against them and refuse to hire them. If you or someone you know has faced one of these issues while at work, then you should speak to one of our employment lawyers with the Higgins Firm. We know how hard you work and we will work for you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for this violation of your rights.

The Higgins Firm is proud to represent the employees of Cookeville and Putnam County. Many people work in this area because there are many good places to get a good job. However, sometimes employers or businesses do not follow the employment laws that they should. This could mean that the violate the Fair Labor Standards Act which regulates overtime pay for any employee that works over forty hours in a single work week. These violations typically occur when an employer gives a worker a title that they think makes that person exempt from overtime pay or if they pay them a set salary no matter how many hours they may work. Other types of employment violations may include but are not limited to:

  • Not giving a person Family Medical leave when they need it or firing them for taking it
  • Discriminating against someone because they may be pregnant
  • Elderly discrimination in the workplace
  • Discriminating against a worker with a disability and violation the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Family Medical Leave Act is another violation that occurs all too often in the workplace in Putnam County and in other parts of Tennessee. This Act entitles employees that have worked for a company that employs at least fifty workers, for at least a year to take unpaid and job protected leave for a specific medical reasons for themselves or another family member. This act allows the employee to take up to twelve weeks of leave for serious medical reasons or for the birth or adoption of a child. Violations of this act occur most often when a worker may request this leave and then is either paid less when they return or are fired upon their return for a reason that is considered not related to the leave.

How can a Tennessee Employment Lawyer help with my case?

Putnam County residents work hard for their money every day and should not have to face unfair treatment or discrimination of any kind while they are at work.

If you or someone you work with has been terminated from your job or you feel that you have been discriminated against because of your gender, age, sexual orientation or disability, then you should contact one of our experienced and caring employment lawyers at the Higgins Firm. We care about the residents of Putnam County and our clients and will answer any questions you may have and work with you to see to it that you get the compensation you need for this violation of your rights.

Please contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your legal options.