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Greensboro Office

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Greensboro, NC  27408

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Raleigh Office 

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Raleigh, NC 27612

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Employment Law

Wrongful Termination

Although NC is an “at will” employment state, it is still illegal to terminate an employee because of a discriminatory reason. This includes discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, disability, age, and gender.

Unemployment Benefits

After termination or lay off, you can and should apply for unemployment benefits if you have been terminated due to no fault of your own. The employer must prove “misconduct” or a violation of a company policy. If the employer is unable to prove you did something wrong, you may get your unemployment benefits. DID YOU QUIT OR WALK OFF THE JOB! If so, there may be PROBLEMS.

FMLA

Unpaid leave from work due to a serious medical condition. Serious medical conditions include family issues like childbirth and adoption; as well as individual sickness like cancer, surgery and personal injury accidents, You cannot be terminated or demoted while out on FMLA leave, but there are LOOPHOLES.

Retaliation and Whistleblower

Punishment terminations! It is unlawful for an employer to terminate an employee for getting hurt on the job, asking about or filing a workers’ comp or OSHA claim. Have you witnessed an illegal act in the workplace and been terminated for COMPLAINING about it. 

Sexual Harassment

Have you been touched inappropriately, asked for sexual favors, threatened with termination if you didn't go along with sexual requests, spoken to in a nasty, disrespectful manner? Did anyone see it or hear it? Don't put up with it! And don't miss out on getting the WITNESSES and EVIDENCE you need.

State and Federal Employees

State and federal employees have more rights, but more OBSTABLES. The Office of Administrative Hearings, OWCP, Internal EEO Investigations. Do you know your special rights?

Wrongful Termination

Although NC is an “at will” employment state, it is still illegal to terminate an employee because of a discriminatory reason. This includes discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, disability, age, and gender.

Workers' Compensation

Injured on the job; Severe Mental Stress on the job; Problems breathing, seeing and hearing after working in certain industry's like furniture, manufacturing, laser lights, loud factory?

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