While some may mistakenly refer to Scottsdale as a ritzy town for retirees, Arizonans know that Scottsdale is a working city that is home to hundreds of the best businesses in the country. In fact, during the COVID-19 pandemic, top businesses from across the United States flocked to Scottsdale to open up new offices.
For these businesses to thrive in Scottsdale, they will need the help and support of employment and labor attorneys who will protect both company and employee rights. Employment 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.
The employment law and labor attorneys at JacksonWhite are also here to assist employees taken advantage of by their employers. If you have been taken advantage of or discriminated against by your employer, contact JacksonWhite Law today.
Scottsdale Employee Law Services
The Arizona state legislature and Congress have enacted laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and A.R.S. 23-1502 to ensure workplaces are safe and that employees are treated both fairly and ethically. Even though there are many laws on the books requiring business owners to operate and to treat their employees correctly, many employers operate independently and take advantage of their employees.
When this occurs, employees are subjected to 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, Scottsdale’s experienced Employment Law attorneys are here to help.
Wrongful Termination in Scottsdale
According to A.R.S. 23-1502, Arizona is an “at-will” state, and this simply means that unless there is a contract in place, employers can hire or fire individuals as they see fit. However, even though the state grants employers wiggle room when hiring and firing employees, there are limitations for why a person is hired or fired.
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 Scottsdale
Whether it is done openly or behind your back, discrimination occurs in workplaces throughout Scottsdale. But, just because it is common does not mean that it is legal.
If your employer discriminates against you based on your age, gender, religion, nationality, or disability, you do not have to put up with 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 Scottsdale
While the workplace is supposed to be a safe environment that allows employees to work and interact well, many employees face discrimination. Even though discrimination is despicable and unfair, many employees choose not to speak up when they are being discriminated against or harassed by a coworker or their superior. They 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 out on a promotion, you may have been subject to workplace retaliation. If this has occurred, contact Scottsdale’s premier employment law attorneys.
Scottsdale Employer Law Services
Lawsuits can be detrimental to the success of a business; thus, it is important to reduce your liability and to ensure that your business is operating in a pristine manner. The employment law team at JacksonWhite has years of experience protecting employers, and they are ready to assist your business.
Scottsdale Employment Audits
Many businesses are currently 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.
Scottsdale Employee Contracts
Even though Arizona is an “at-will” state and employers and employees do not need to enter into a contract to work together, it is wise to do so. From an employer’s perspective, an employment contract will provide security and protection for both the employer and the employee.
A contract drafted by an experienced employment law attorney often includes protection for the employer, a provision that clearly 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.
Scottsdale’s Top Employment Lawyers
The award-winning employment law team at JacksonWhite is passionate about helping each client, showing dedication, and working diligently to gain outstanding results. This top-notch team consists of attorneys Michael Pruitt and Nate Hill.
Michael Pruitt is one of the top employment law attorneys in Arizona, 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.
Our Scottsdale Employment Law Office
Our Scottsdale office is conveniently located in the heart of Scottsdale. Our office is on Scottsdale Road between Chaparral Road and McDonald Drive.
Address: 5635 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 170
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Phone Number: (480) 351-6732
Scottsdale’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.