Phoenix is the fastest growing city in the nation, and with that, the city saw over 105,000 new jobs added in 2021 alone. This is excellent news for Arizonans, as the influx of new people has provided employees the ability to take on new jobs and business owners the ability to grow their businesses.
Whether your business is relatively new to the valley or it has been a stalwart in the community, to thrive in Phoenix, your business will need help and support from experienced employment and labor law attorneys. Employment and labor law attorneys are experts in understanding the complexities of running a business, and they can assist owners by performing audits, running safety checks, and establishing fair and legal employment practices.
In addition to helping employers, the employment law and labor attorneys at JacksonWhite are also here to assist employees who have been taken advantage of by their employers. If you have been taken advantage of or discriminated against by your employer, contact JacksonWhite Law today.
Employee Law Services
Congress and the Arizona legislature have enacted laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and A.R.S. 23-1502 to ensure workplaces are safe and that employees can work in an environment free from discrimination and improper actions. Even though many laws on the books require business owners to operate and treat their employees correctly, many employers operate independently and take advantage of their employees.
When employers act this way, employees are forced to endure unfair and illegal practices. As an employee, you require the legal right to stand up for yourself and seek legal representation if you are mistreated in the workplace. If your employer is treating you improperly and illegally taking advantage of you, our experienced Employment Law attorneys are here to help.
Wrongful Termination in Phoenix
According to A.R.S. 23-1502, Arizona is an “at-will” state, and this means that unless there is a contract in place, employers can hire or fire individuals as they see fit. But, even though the state grants employers the right to hire and fire employees according to their will, there are limitations that owners must follow.
For instance, according to state and federal law, it is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee based on their race, nationality, gender, age, disability, or if they are pregnant. If your employer fired you for any of these reasons, you have the right to hire an employment law attorney to work with you and sue your employer for wrongful termination.
Employee Discrimination in Phoenix
If your employer discriminates against you based on your age, gender, religion, nationality, or disability, you do not have to face the harassment. Instead, you may choose to sue your employer. When you do this, you seek to be treated fairly, but you are also eligible to sue for financial compensation.
Workplace discrimination also applies to how job assignments are made, how much an employee is paid, and how promotions are given or denied. For example, if you as a woman are qualified for a job but are denied due to your gender, this is discrimination.
If you believe that your employer has passed you up for a promotion, is paying you less than your counterpart of the other gender, or you were wrongfully passed over for a job, you have the right to sue for discrimination.
Workplace Retaliation in Phoenix
While the workplace is supposed to be a safe environment, many employees face wrongful discrimination. Even though discrimination is despicable and unfair, many people choose not to speak up out of fear of facing unfair retaliation from their coworkers and superiors.
Workplace retaliation is illegal in Arizona. All employees are guaranteed the right to a safe workplace free from discrimination, and if discrimination occurs, an employee is allowed to bring it up with their superiors.
If you have filed a complaint with your employer and then were terminated without explanation, demoted, threatened, or lost on a promotion, you may have been subjected to workplace retaliation. If this has occurred, contact Peoria’s premier employment law attorneys.
Phoenix Employer Law Services
Lawsuits are detrimental to the success of a business; thus, it is important to reduce your liabilities and ensure that your business is operating immaculately. The employment law team at JacksonWhite has years of experience protecting employers, and they are ready to assist your business.
Phoenix Employment Audits
Many businesses are failing to comply with federal and state workplace guidelines without even knowing it. These businesses are susceptible to lawsuits and fines, and if the compliance is poor enough, the business may even lose its license to operate.
The employment law team at JacksonWhite can evaluate your company’s procedures to ensure you comply with all state and federal regulations. With their thorough audit, business owners may rest assured that their business will avoid costly litigation and fines.
Phoenix Employee Contracts
Even though Arizona is an “at-will” and contracts are not required, it may be prudent to have one. An employment contract will provide security and protection for both the employer and the employee from an employer’s perspective.
A contract drafted by an experienced employment law attorney often includes protection for the employer, a provision that sets forth the expectations of the employee, a provision that prevents employees from disclosing company information to outsiders, and even a “Non-Compete Agreement” which may prevent employees from resigning and working with your competition. If you are looking to protect your business, contact the employment law team at JacksonWhite today.
Phoenix Employment Lawyers You Can Trust
The award-winning employment law team at JacksonWhite is passionate about helping each client, showing dedication, and working diligently to gain outstanding results. The team consists of attorneys Michael Pruitt and Nate Hill.
Michael Pruitt is one of Arizona’s top employment law attorneys, being named a Super Lawyer by Thomas Reuters, a premier legal resource. Nate Hill was named in the Top 100 Employment Law Attorneys by The National Advocates, while also being named a Rising Star by Thomas Reuters.
Phoenix’s Premier Employment Law Firm
Whether you needs employment law help as an employee or an employer, our team is ready to take a look at your case. Become one of the thousands of clients taking advantage of the expertise we offer at JacksonWhite Law.
Call our Employment Law team at (480) 644-2255 to discuss your case today.