Whether you are starting a new job or leaving your current job, the Law Offices of Fred T. Hamlet can help you evaluate or negotiate the terms and conditions of your employment contract or separation agreement. We can advise you about the enforceability of non-compete agreements both before you begin employment and when you are terminating your employment. We also have experience in evaluating and negotiating severance packages.
Federal anti-discrimination laws prevent unlawful discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics in the hiring process, in determining promotions, in awarding compensation and benefits, and in separations from employment. An employer may not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender orientation, genetic information, family and medical (FMLA) leave, national origin, race, religion, sex, or "whistleblowing" (reporting unlawful conduct). However, not all discrimination is illegal, so you should consult an employment attorney regarding your own personal situation. We can help you determine whether or not you have a viable discrimination claim against a potential employer, your current employer, or a former employer.
Employees are protected against unlawful sexual harassment, unlawful hostile work environment, and unlawful retaliation. We can help you determine whether or not you have a viable claim against your former employer if you believe that you have been wrongfully discharged from your job or if you believe that you are the victim of unlawful workplace harassment or unlawful retaliation in your current job.
There are many issues that may arise from the time that you submit an application to a potential employer, during your employment, and at the conclusion of your employment. We, at the Law Offices of Fred T. Hamlet, have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate these issues including, but not limited to: