A place of work should be a place where employees can accomplish their duties without interference from harassment or discriminatory policies. Employees should also be fairly compensated for their commitment to their duties. Though Virginia is an at-will employment state, as an employee in Virginia you have several protections and rights that must be respected by your employer. These laws are in place to guard you against discriminatory policies and practices in the workplace.
If you believe that your employer is treating you unfairly due to your sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, disability, citizenship status or military service or affiliation, you may be the target of discriminatory practices in the workplace. At Bertini Law, protecting your rights is our number one priority. Our firm’s employment attorneys represent employees in Norfolk who seek justice for employer misconduct. With years of experience practicing employment law in Virginia, our attorneys handle cases involving harassment, discrimination, unpaid overtime, non-compete agreements, breach of contracts, wrongful termination, unemployment appeals, employee privacy rights and more.
Age and sex discrimination are also prominent legal issues that employees face in Norfolk. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act seeks to protect older workers in the workplace, who are frequently targets for termination in the event of a restructuring or reduction in a business’s workforce. In addition, men and women are entitled to fair treatment by an employer; however, there are several situations in which we frequently see women are being denied opportunities for benefits, promotions and raises simply based on their sex.
There are several laws in place to guard against this treatment, such as the Equal Pay Act, yet wage disparity continues to seep into the company culture across all industries. If you believe you have been treated unfairly due to your age, sex, or a variety of other protected factors, our Norfolk employment law attorneys are available to serve you.
Bertini Law is a law firm based in Virginia Beach that seeks to protect worker’s rights in Virginia Beach and Norfolk in a diverse spectrum of employment law matters. Our skilled team of Norfolk employment lawyers knows that it takes hard work, dedication, and strong legal representation to win the best possible outcome for our clients. Call (757) 222-9165 for a legal consultation to discuss your case.