Employment discrimination is a broad term that encompasses discrimination on the basis of race, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sexual harassment, gender identity, and sexual orientation. It also can encompass wage and hour disputes. While many people understand that these are protected classes under the law, just as many people aren’t aware of the requirements imposed by the federal and state discrimination laws or how to navigate the sometimes tricky process of enforcing these laws.
In a perfect world, the relationship between employer and employee always would be smooth and productive. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and it sometimes is necessary to get legal representation on one side or the other to navigate an employment-related dispute. At Hoffer & Webb, we have years of experience representing both sides of the employment relationship, from negotiating severance agreements and restrictive covenants, to navigating the EEOC, to litigation in federal and state courts.