Employment Law Attorney in Nashville
A lawyer who fights for the rights of workers
Employees in the state of Tennessee have certain rights. For example, you have the right to be paid for all hours worked and to be treated fairly at the workplace. What should you do if your employer has violated one of those rights? Then it’s time to talk to an employment law attorney. It’s time to call Thompson Law.
Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson has been serving the legal needs of Nashville residents for decades. He knows how difficult it can be when your rights in the workplace are not respected. You want things to change but you don’t want to lose your job if you speak up. Attorney Thompson knows how to fight for you to protect your rights.
Some of the cases attorney Thompson handles include:
- Wrongful Termination – Tennessee is an “employment-at-will” state. This means that an employer can choose to terminate an employee for almost any reason. But there are exceptions. Termination cannot be made based on an employee’s race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin or disability. An employer also can’t terminate an employee who was serving on a jury, was called to military service, or in violation of an existing contract or agreement.
- Discrimination – Federal, state and local laws protect employees against discrimination based on age, disability, gender, race, religious beliefs, national original, sexual orientation and pregnancy. Employers cannot legally treat employees differently because of discrimination – for example, by demoting them of paying them less.
- Sexual Harassment – Every employee has the right to a workplace free from sexual harassment. Types of harassment include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual coercion and unwanted physical contact. These and other behaviors are considered harassment if they are a condition of employment, are used as the basis for employment decisions or create an intimidating work environment.
- Wage Disputes – When you take a job, you agree to work for a certain amount of money. But some employers try to get more work out of you while paying less. They may pay you below the rate agreed on when you were hired. They may force you to work during unpaid breaks. Or they may misclassify you as a salaried worker to avoid paying overtime.
- Retaliation – Some employers don’t like it when employees assert their rights. For example, an employee may file a workers’ compensation claim, report sexual harassment or complain about report unsafe conditions. The employer may respond by unlawfully firing, demoting, transferring or harassing the employee.
Employers have lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for you. Attorney Thompson knows how to build strong cases. He investigates what happened to get the facts. Then he focuses on finding the best solution. Many times, this can be accomplished through a negotiated settlement.
Attorney Thompson can guide you through the legal process every step of the way. He will ensure that all deadlines for filing claims are met. You can expect personal attention from start to finish, and attorney Thompson will keep you informed on the progress of your case. If you ever have a question, all you have to do is call.