Since 1987, the JacksonWhite Employment Law team has diligently served employers and employees across the Phoenix metropolitan area. Our team provides in-depth legal advice and representation in numerous employment law matters. Due to our experience with both employers and employees, our team has knowledge of both sides of the equation and can utilize this unique understanding to develop an ideal case strategy for each client. Employment law matters can be confusing and burdensome, it is important to seek out the guidance of an attorney with experience with these claims and issues.
JacksonWhite focuses its representation of employees on the following issues:
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against an employee based on protected classes, such as:
There are four main types of discrimination: (1) direct discrimination, (2) indirect discrimination, (3) harassment, and (4) victimization.
All employees are protected from discrimination in the workplace. If you believe you are the victim of discrimination in you workplace, contact a skilled, understanding attorney to discuss the steps necessary to address and remedy the situation.
Arizona is an “at will” state, meaning an employer does not need to provide justification for firing an employee. While this seems like a broad grant of leeway, it is not absolute. Employers are barred from firing an employee based on a protected characteristic, such as sex, race, religion, age, or disability. To have a successful wrongful termination claim, an individual must prove four elements:
Establishing these four elements is not always simple and involves intensive document requests and depositions. An experienced employment law attorney can assist in this process and help to build the strongest case possible against the employer.
Sexual harassment is behavior in the workplace characterized by unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remarks or advances. Common instances of sexual harassment involve the following:
Employees are protected from having to work in an environment that is sexually charged or offensive. Contact an employment law attorney to discuss your options if you believe you are the victim of sexual harassment.
Retaliation in the workplace is the unlawful treatment of an employee as a result of a legally protected action. Retaliation comes in many forms, such as:
While the above actions are clear cases of potential retaliation, it can also come in more subtle forms. An action does not need to rise to the level of termination to be considered illegal retaliation. If you believe your employer has reacted illegally against you for your protected actions, contact an employment law attorney today to discuss the merits of your case.
In addition to representing employees in employment disputes, our attorneys represent employers throughout the entire employment process, including review of corporate policies and defending against wrongful termination claims. Our team’s representation of employers includes the following practice areas:
It is illegal for employers to implement practices that are contrary to state and federal laws. Employees are protected by certain laws, such as:
The JacksonWhite employment law team is available to evaluate existing procedures or assist in creation of policies for new companies. It is critical to ensure that a businesses official procedures, benefits, wages, and policies are compliant with all legal obligations. The laws that govern this area are constantly changing and it is important to regularly review and revise company policies to ensure compliance.
If you believe you may have a potential employment law case, contact a JacksonWhite employment law team member today to discuss the specifics of your situation.