Representing Private Sector And Government Employees
Virginia is an at-will employment state, but that does not mean employees are without rights. State and federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees in any part of the employment process. Employers are also prohibited from retaliatory discharge or taking disciplinary actions against workers who complain about discrimination against others. The Dickerson & Smith Law Group provides employment law representation to private sector and government or civil service employees. Our attorneys protect the rights of workers in a broad span of employment law cases. To schedule an appointment with our Virginia Beach employment law lawyers, please call 757-828-0031 or 800-506-8133, or contact us online.
Discrimination, Overtime And Employment Contracts
We represent private sector employees in matters involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and government employees in cases involving the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA). Our employment law practice covers issues such as:
- Discrimination based on race, age, sex, religion, national origin and disability
- Sexual harassment and hostile work environment
- Overtime pay and Fair Labor Standards Act issues
- Wrongful termination
Regardless of the type of discrimination you experience, it is important to report it to your employer and follow the company’s grievance procedure. You can then file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or other appropriate agency. We can advise you during the process with your employer and represent you at agency hearings or in court. In addition to discrimination and wage claims, we handle employment contracts, including noncompete agreements. If you need us to review, draft or negotiate an employment contract, we can help. We can also litigate cases involving breach of contract.