Jackson Employment Attorneys
When people go to work every day and work hard for their money, they expect to be treated fairly and with respect. However, many businesses find ways around paying their employees properly for the hours they work, or discriminate against them for taking Family Medical Leave or for being an older employee or maybe even for having a disability. Jackson Tennessee is a good place to work. It is the county seat of Madison County and in 2012, had an estimated population of 67,265 residents. It is also home to Tennessee's Supreme Court for West Tennessee. It is the seventh largest city in Tennessee and growing quickly. If you work in Jackson or Madison County and you feel that you may have been discriminated against or denied your employment rights, then you should talk to a employment lawyer with the Higgins Firm. We will review your case and answer any concerns you may have. We will work for you so you get the compensation you may be entitled to by law.What are some Workplace Issues I should be aware of?
There are many employment issues that a Jackson or Madison County worker should be aware of so that you can make sure your rights are not being violated. Some of these issues may include but are not limited to:
- Overtime pay
These issues can mean anything from being misclassified as being exempt from overtime pay. It can also mean not getting paid all the overtime you are entitled for any hours worked over forty in a single week. It can mean an employer asking you to clock out early or clock in after meetings. It may also include an employer not properly keeping track of the hours their employees work.
- Hour and Wage
This usually occurs if an employer is not paying the minimum wage requirements as set by state and federal laws.
- Discrimination at the workplace
This can include not being considered for a job, being demoted or being terminated because of your age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or because you took Family Medical Leave.
- Being Harassed at work
This can be by an employer or another employee and may or may not be of a sexual nature.
- Violence occurring at work
Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure while at work but if violence turns you or another co-worker takes place, you do have rights.
The employment lawyers with the Higgins Firm proudly serve the residents and workers of Jackson and Madison County. We commonly hear and work with cases involving failure to pay an employee the overtime they are entitled to which is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or workers who have problems when taking Family Medical Leave. The Family Medical Leave Act allows for any eligible employee (must be employed with the company for at least one year) to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid and protected leave for medical reasons for a family member, child or for themselves. Problems that occur with family medical leave happen when an employer denies someone leave even though the medical reason is serious and should be approved. Problems also happen if when a employee returns from leave they are demoted or fired because they took the leave.What should I do if I have faced discrimination or unfair practices in the workplace?
If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination or any other violation of your employment rights, then it is advised that you contact a knowledgeable and compassionate employment attorney with the Higgins Firm. We understand how hard you work to support yourself and those you love and we will fight on your behalf to make sure you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours and make sure those responsible for the violations are held accountable for their actions.
Feel free contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your case.