Little Rock Employment Law Attorney

wh Law represents clients throughout Arkansas in employment-related claims. As a worker, you are covered by both state and federal labor laws. These rules guarantee that employees are not harassed or subjected to unlawful treatment. That is when you need the help of our top-rated employment lawyers.

If you have been sexually harassed, denied Family Medical Leave, or if you have been terminated due to your race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, pregnancy, protected Family Medical Leave, you may have suffered illegal discrimination and you may have an employment case.

Discrimination Attorney in Little Rock

In 2017, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that 1,371 complaints were filed alleging various kinds of workplace discrimination. The most common reason for claims was because of discriminatory acts, with 43.5 percent of them.

Discrimination on the job can occur for a variety of reasons:

  • Race and National Origin– All workers, no matter their race or background, deserve to be treated fairly and judged solely on the basis of their performance. Employers who discriminate based on race or ancestry may be investigated by the state and federal governments.
  • Religion– Employees are free to practice their religion as they choose, including obtaining time off for religious activities.
  • Age– Older workers are protected by federal and state laws prohibiting employers with more than 20 employees from discriminating against them. We can advise you of your rights if you are 40 years or older and have been discriminated against.
  • Gender– Workers of all genders and sexual orientations should have the right to be treated fairly and judged only on their job performance.

Employment discrimination claims can be made in response to job termination, refusal to hire, denial of a promotion, unequal pay, or sexual harassment. In addition, an employer may not retaliate against an employee who reports unlawful treatment on their own behalf or on behalf of a coworker.

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Little Rock Wrongful Termination Lawyer

Arkansas, like many other states, is an employment-at-will jurisdiction. This means unless there is a contract stating otherwise, an employer can fire an employee for any reason — or no reason. But despite this broad pronouncement, there are numerous state and federal laws that prohibit employers from firing employees for certain reasons:

  • Racial discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Gender or pregnancy discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Union affiliation or activities
  • National Guard or Reserve duties
  • On the job injury

If you were fired for a reason listed above, it is wrongful termination. Employees who were unjustly terminated may be eligible for reinstatement and compensation for lost earnings, among other things.

You might have a claim for constructive discharge even if you weren’t actually fired but voluntarily left due to widespread harassment or prejudice.

However, there are rules and deadlines you must follow in order to protect your right to seek compensation for wrongful termination. An experienced employment lawyer can assist you with the required steps.

Sexual Harassment Attorney in Little Rock, AR

If you experience sexual harassment at work and your employer fails or refuses to address the problem, you have the option of hiring a labor lawyer.

It might be difficult to prove sexual harassment, which is why it’s critical to know what kinds of evidence to gather.

Little Rock, AR Wage and Hour Lawyer

The primary federal wage and hour law is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This legislation, among other things, establishes a national minimum wage and requires hourly employees who work more than 40 hours in a week to be paid overtime. This legislation applies to over 130 million American workers. Some smaller companies, on the other hand, may not be governed by the FLSA’s rules.

As a result, most states have expanded their own wage and hour rules to include smaller firms.

In Arkansas, the law establishes a state minimum wage that applies to all employers in the state with four or more employees. Furthermore, state law requires that workers be compensated for intermittent breaks and must be relieved of their responsibilities during unpaid lunch periods.

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Little Rock Employment Law Attorney Blog

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Many Arkansas medical marijuana cardholders have questions about whether they can be fired. The answer is that the Arkansas Constitution protects all medical marijuana cardholders from being fired for having a medical marijuana card. However, this is increasingly an issue. Many do not understand the law. According to this article in Arkansas Business, “there were…

Jun 2 2021

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Can I take off from work if I or a family member gets the coronavirus?

If you or a family member have the coronavirus, there is a federal law called the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  that allows a qualified employee to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within a 12-month period if they or an immediate family member requires care for a “serious health condition.” The…

Aug 14 2020

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What can I do as an unemployed restaurant worker during the coronavirus?

What can I do as an unemployed restaurant worker during the coronavirus? If you were a restaurant or service industry worker who is now unemployed, please first apply for unemployment assistance. You can do so here: https://www.ezarc.adws.arkansas.gov/ To be eligible, you must be: Unemployed, Physically and mentally able to perform suitable work, Available for suitable…

Apr 1 2020

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Should I have an attorney review my employment contract?

WH Law frequently reviews employment contracts for managers, doctors, and other professionals to ensure the contract is clear and to ensure that the contract actually provides protections. WH Law also drafts contracts for high-level employees and for small employers looking to provide contracts to their employees. In doing so, we draw on our experience litigating…

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