Denied Your Employee Rights at Work?
North Carolina Employment Lawyers Explain Labor Laws
When you work for a business or organization in North Carolina, both state and federal laws guarantee you certain rights as an employee. These include being paid at least the minimum wage and overtime. You also have the right to a fair and safe workplace, free from discrimination and harassment. If your employer violates any of these rights, then you may have a claim and/or a potential employment lawsuit against the business or company. These types of lawsuits can result in compensation for you, the victim, as well as material change in the organization to prevent rights violations in the future.
However, employees may resist coming forward to report these rights violations for fear of retaliation at work and/or losing their jobs. Our North Carolina employment lawyers offer free, confidential consultations. An employment law attorney from our firm can investigate your claims and tell you if you have a case, as well as help protect you from retaliation.
What Laws Determine Employee Rights in North Carolina?
Several state and federal laws protect your rights as an employee in North Carolina. They include but are not limited to:
What are the Most Common Types of Employment Lawsuits?
Any injustice at work may be grounds for an employment lawsuit, including:
Through an employment claim, you may be able to recover your rightful wages or possibly even be reinstated at your job if you faced wrongful termination. You may also be able to claim lost wages and other compensation. Additionally, if discrimination or other issues affect other employees besides yourself, the courts may issue an injunction, protecting the rights of everyone at your company or business.
Questions About Your Claim? Call Our North Carolina Employment Lawyers
Standing up to your employer can be intimidating, especially if you do not know for sure what state and federal employment laws protect your rights. The North Carolina employment lawyers at Riddle & Brantley, LLP understand these challenges. We offer confidential consultations, free of charge. Our attorneys can advise you of your rights and the rights of your fellow employees, as well as explain your legal options.
We have offices throughout North Carolina, including locations in Goldsboro, Raleigh, Jacksonville and Kinston. Contact us online or call one of our offices to schedule your free initial consultation with a labor and employment law attorney.