Southlake Employment Lawyers

Federal and Texas laws protect employees from misconduct in the workplace, but far too many employers willfully violate employment-related statutes.

You do have rights and legal options as an employee, but there are strict time limitations for pursuing your legal remedies.

Please contact the Francis Firm today to learn more about employment law and read on for some important information about our legal services.

Cases that the Francis Firm Handles

Our team of experienced employment law attorneys will fight for your rights in connection with such matters as:

  • Wage and overtime disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Sexual harassment claims under federal and Texas discrimination laws
  • Whistleblower and retaliatory discharge actions
  • Wrongful termination cases
  • Claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state laws
  • Employee civil rights claims
  • Workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Texas Labor Code
  • Violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims
  • Many others

What is Employment Discrimination?

Federal and Texas laws protect employees from adverse action or unfair treatment on account of various characteristics. Examples include race, gender, disability, religion, ethnicity, color, age, and many others.

If your employer treats you differently because of your membership in a protected class, you may have a claim for discrimination in the workplace.

How do Sexual Harassment Claims Work?

There are two types of harassment under federal and Texas laws on sexual harassment. You may have a claim against your employer for:

  1. Creating a hostile work environment or allowing one to continue; or,
  2. Quid pro quo harassment, where a manager or supervisor offers preferential treatment in exchange for sexual favors.

Can My Employer Make Me Sign a Severance or Non-Compete Agreement?

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Depending on the timing and other factors, it’s possible that your employer can require you to execute certain contracts as terms of employment. This issue, however, is very case-specific.

An employment law attorney can explain whether such an agreement is enforceable after reviewing your specific circumstances or help you negotiate the terms.

How Can an Employment Lawyer Help Me?

An attorney can assist with many types of situations and claims that may arise in the context of employment law, such as:

  • Seeking your remedies for violations of wage and hour laws;
  • Assistance with filing a claim for unlawful employer conduct under discrimination and harassment statutes;
  • Review of contracts presented to you by your employer, such as employment agreements, non-disclosure clauses, restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements, and severance documents; and,
  • Enforcing your rights in connection with wrongful or retaliatory discharge.

Call Now to Speak to a Skilled Employment Law Attorney

If you’ve been subjected to misconduct in the workplace, the time is now to take action against unlawful discrimination, harassment, or other violations of employment laws.

To learn more about your remedies, please contact The Francis Firm at (817) 329-9001 or online to schedule a free appointment at our Southlake, Texas office. Our employment law attorneys have more than 25 years serving clients in the Dallas – Fort Worth region, so we’re prepared to fight for your rights.

Recent Verdicts & Settlements

With over twenty million dollars recovered for clients, you can trust our experience and proven track record to get you the maximum possible recovery.

  • $2,250,000: Wrongful Death
  • $1,970,000: Vehicle Collision
  • $1,250,000: Car Accident
  • $1,050,000: Truck Collision
  • $1,000,000: Truck Accident
  • $900,000: Vehicle Collision
  • $775,839: Commercial Litigation
  • $600,000: Wrongful Death
  • $565,000: Vehicle Collision
  • $425,000: Product Liability
  • $329,000: Commercial Litigation
  • $206,545: Premises Liability
  • $87,300: Arbitration Verdict