Knowledgeable Employment Law & Labor Law Attorneys
Employment and labor law matters can be complicated. At our Clarksville, Tennessee, law firm, we strive to simplify them for you. Count on the knowledgeable attorneys from Hibbeler & Associates to protect your rights at the place you spend most of your time—work!
Representation You Can Count on
If something has gone awry in the workplace, you need a legal team to stand by your side immediately. That’s just what you can expect with services from our employment and labor law attorneys.
Your Workplace Advocate
If your place of employment does not comply with Tennessee labor laws or federal employment laws, don’t worry. We have the experience to understand the complexities in these matters and represent you in all phases of litigation and before state and federal administrative agencies.
We deliver cost-effective legal services that meet the unique needs and goals of each one of our clients.
All Areas of Employment Law:
- Federal Civil Service (Disciplinary & Removal Actions)
- Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Cases
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Cases
- Wrongful Termination
- Wage & Hour Loss
- Whistleblower Litigation
- Family & Medical Leave Act
- Americans With Disabilities Act
- Sexual Harassment
Employment discrimination occurs when an employee is fired, terminated, disciplined, or treated differently based on their race, sex, color, national origin, or religion. This occurs when an employer’s actions are based on discrimination and not for legitimate reasons.
Wrongful termination/Retaliatory termination:
Wrongful termination or retaliatory termination occurs when you have been terminated from employment based on discrimination, whistleblowing, or retaliation for reporting illegal activities by your employer.
Federal Employees- Discipline, removal, or discrimination:
Federal government employees have considerable due process rights in their employment. For discrimination their case goes to the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC). For termination, removal or suspension cases, the case is in front of the federal Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
We handle age discrimination actions before the EEOC and State Tennessee Human Rights Commission and Federal Courts. Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), this occurs when an employee over forty (40) years of age is discriminated against based on their age.
American Disabilities Act (ADA):
Under the American Disabilities Act (ADA), employees who have a physical or mental disability cannot be fired, denied employment or refused a reasonable accommodation in their job so long as they can perform the essential elements of their job with an accommodation. These matters go before the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Wages, Hours of Work, Overtime Issues:
We handle cases involving loss of pay, overtime pay and hours of work. Hourly paid employees must be paid time and one-half of their base pay for all hours they work over forty (40) hours in a week. Salaried employees are exempt from overtime pay requirements but may not be “true” salaried employees.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA):
Under the Family Medical Leave Act, all employees are entitled up to twelve (12) work weeks or three (3) months of unpaid leave to deal with health issues, birth or bonding with newborn children or care of children.
The employer must maintain any healthcare insurance you have during your period of absence. You may not be fired during your approved leave or denied return to your previous job upon return from leave.
Sexual Harassment- Hostile Work Environment:
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination when any employee, female or male, is subjected to unwanted sexual advances, touching, request(s) for sex, dating, jokes or comments. This includes different or same-sex harassment.
Hostile work environment occurs when an employee is subjected to sexual harassment, intimidation or offensive sexual or racial comments in the work environment.
Unemployment Compensation Appeals:
You have a right to appeal an initial unemployment benefits decision under Tennessee Employment laws. We have a history of success for our clients on these appeals. If you are laid off or terminated for performance issues you are generally eligible for unemployment benefits.