What is Employment Law?

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Virginia Beach employment law attorneyWhen you agree to work for any employer, you are entering a mutual agreement under the assumption that you will be treated fairly and with respect. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. As an employee, it's important to know that you have rights. If you or another coworker experienced a workplace violation, or you experienced something that didn't feel quite right, an employment law attorney may be able to help you with your case. But what, exactly, is employment law and what can an attorney do for you?

Employment law is a broad area encompassing all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. This means that you as an employee have specific rights when either a fellow coworker or the employer commits a workplace violation.

Workplace violations can include:

  • Wage, hour or overtime violation (i.e. an employer not paying the agreed upon wage)
  • Discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, gender, religion etc.
  • Sexual harassment or assault
  • Employment contract violation
  • Workplace retaliation
  • Wrongful termination

Both state and federal laws can protect you from these workplace violations depending on the circumstances that surround your case.

If you or someone you work with have experienced any of these violations, it’s important to have the right employment law attorney on your side. These types of claims are time sensitive. Fortunately, James H. Shoemaker Jr. can help you with your case. He has the experience, knowledge and skill necessary to fight for the justice and compensation both you and your family deserve.

If you are in the Virginia Beach area and would like to learn more about how Mr. Shoemaker can help you with your case, give our office a call at 757-223-4580 to schedule your initial consultation.