Phoenix Employment Law Attorneys

If you or someone you care about was wrongfully terminated, harassed, or retaliated against by an employer for exercising your rights, Younglove Love Firm can help. At Younglove Law Firm, our employment law lawyers represent employees throughout Phoenix against even the largest employers in cases of wrongful termination, hostile work environment, employment discrimination, and retaliation.

An employer should never treat you unfairly due to your race, gender, age, or disability, and you should never tolerate unwelcome sexual advances or racial slurs. The Phoenix employment law attorneys at Younglove Law Firm represent individuals across all lines of work who were subjected to illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, or retaliation, as well as employees who were denied unemployment benefits.

Younglove Law Firm has:

  • A proven track record of holding employers accountable;
  • Devotes the necessary time and resources to taking legal action against irresponsible employers who behave poorly or allow a discriminatory work culture to flourish; and
  • The experience, knowledge, and skills needed to assist you in pursuing legal action.

At Younglove Law Firm, we know how the law works, understand the potential pitfalls, and have what it takes to get positive results on your behalf. Our lawyers will listen to your story, address your questions and concerns, and help you determine the best path forward. You can rest easy knowing one of Phoenix’s premier employment law firms is representing you.

Phoenix Employment Law Resources

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Employment law issues are some of the most challenging and complex legal matters. They must be handled and pursued correctly, or the courts will automatically deny any claims. There are several legal matters you may be dealing with in your claim from the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act (Title VII).

As an employee, you depend on your job and may find yourself intimidated or frightened to assert your rights against your employer. Your employer might use intimidation tactics to dissuade any adverse actions from their employees or ignore employee grievances.

At Younglove Law Firm, we help you understand your rights while using state and federal law to clarify any issues against your employer. We also use our vast resources to do the following:

  • Work to provide you with. the right information to make the best decisions for you, your family, and your career;
  • Conduct a complete investigation into your case;
  • File a correct and timely employment claim or case;
  • Protect your legal rights against your employer’s legal defense team;
  • Hold employers accountable for their actions while helping you and your family get your career back on track; and
  • Negotiate with every party involved to reach a fair settlement on your behalf.

Employment Law Cases We Handle

At the Younglove Law Firm, our Phoenix employment law lawyers regularly help clients handle a variety of employment law matters, including the following:

  • Wage and hourly issues;
  • Overtime and minimum wage non-payment;
  • Hostile work environment cases;
  • Retaliation in the workplace;
  • Private Attorney General Act (PAGA cases);
  • Wrongful termination cases;
  • Unsafe work environment cases;
  • Employment contract violations;
  • Whistleblower cases; and
  • Employee discrimination cases (based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion/creed, physical or mental disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, and more).

Some federal and state deadlines for filing employment law actions are as little as 180 or 300 days. Therefore, it is vital to contact Younglove Law Firm as quickly as possible to discuss your claim.

Wrongful Termination

Arizona is an “at-will” employment state. This means that Arizona employers can fire an employee for almost any reason. However, employees can claim wrongful employment if an employer fires an employee for the following:

  1. In breach of an employment contract; or
  2. In violation of state or federal law.

Workplace Harassment

The Arizona Civil Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protect employees from harassment in the workplace based on:

  • Sex/gender;
  • Race or ethnicity;
  • Religion;
  • National origin;
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Age; and
  • Disability.

Employment Discrimination

The Arizona Civil Rights Act and Title VII prohibits an employer from discriminating against its employees based on any of the following:

  • Race or ethnicity;
  • National origin;
  • Disability;
  • Religion;
  • Age;
  • Sex;
  • Gender; and
  • Sexual orientation.

Harassment and discrimination are different. Harassment, or “hostile work environment,” involves behavior throughout the workplace that is outside of the norm and alters the workplace experience for the employee. Discrimination involves an “adverse employment action” that an employer takes against an employee based on a protected category.

An “adverse employment action” can include such things as:

  • Failing to hire;
  • Firing; or
  • Setting working conditions to the detriment of the employee.

Arizona employers are not allowed to retaliate against an employee who takes action in response to discriminatory treatment or a hostile work environment. A Phoenix discrimination lawyer will help you from start to finish in your case.

Employment Contract Disputes

Employees who sign employment contracts for specified time periods with their employers have enforceable agreements with their employers that both they and their employers must honor. When a company breaches that employment contract regarding termination, employee discipline, job expectations, working conditions, or payment, the employee may have the right to enforce that contract in court.

Some employment contracts contain non-compete clauses. These are conditions that preclude employees from working for an employer’s competitors within a certain geographic region for a period of time after leaving a company’s employment.

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Severance Agreements

A severance agreement is a contract where an employer gives a terminated employee a sum of money in exchange for giving up certain rights upon termination. Employees need to understand any rights or opportunities they are giving up under a severance agreement.

Severance agreements are not a legal requirement, and most employers have something to gain when offering an employee a severance agreement. Therefore, any severance package should be reviewed by an experienced employment law lawyer before acceptance.

EEOC Mediations

EEOC cases require experienced employment law lawyers to mediate. These cases are difficult to value and can be lengthy disputes. Having skilled counsel can maximize any benefits received from an employer while minimizing the time spent in litigation.

Contact an Experienced Employment Law Attorney Today

If you or your loved one need an employment law attorney, schedule a consultation at Younglove Law Firm today. Bring any documentation to your confidential appointment that you may have that the lawyer can use in evaluating your employment situation and making the best possible decision regarding your legal issues.

You do not have to face your employer alone. The team at Younglove Law Firm will conduct a complete investigation into your employment law matter so we can obtain the justice and compensation to which you are entitled. For help with any employment law case, contact Younglove Law Firm online or at our Phoenix offices.