Have You Faced Employment Discrimination?

Employers hold many advantages compared to their employees when disputes arise. The majority of employees in the United States are referred to as at-will employees. Anyone who does not have an employment contract is considered as at-will and can be terminated for any reason.

There is one restriction to that right of employers to terminate at-will employees without cause — if the terminated employee was part of a protected class.

The law provides certain protections for particular classes of people and prevents employer efforts to discriminate against people based on such factors as:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion

Additionally, employers are not permitted to engage in or allow sexual harassment in the workplace.

FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides people with a right under federal law to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in certain situations. Many employers simply fail to honor this law and try to force employees to continue working. The FMLA does not apply to all employees at all employers. If the law applies to your situation and you have not been able to take the time off you should be allowed to, we can help.

Trial Experience You Can Place Your Trust In

At the Howell Law Firm, we are skilled at holding employers accountable for discrimination, sexual harassment and violations of the FMLA. Attorney Robb Howell began his career in Atlanta where he was able to work on a number of employment discrimination cases. Since beginning to practice in Colquitt County and elsewhere in Southern Georgia years ago, he has continued to work to help people who are faced with unfair and illegal work situations. His work has been recognized for its high quality in his receiving an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, the highest available rating. Robb has also named as a Georgia Super Lawyer/Rising Star from 2009 to 2013 and as a Super Lawyer in 2016.

Our case results and testimonials share some stories of how we have been able to help past clients overcome difficult legal situations.

Employers should not be able to get away with discriminating against their employees. Call 229-589-8970 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.