Everett Law, PLLC Employment Law Areas of Practice


Employers

We represent many small to medium-size businesses, many of which do not have internal human resources offices to handle employee issues. We can serve as an outside resource on a regular or as-needed basis to help navigate these difficult waters. We can assist employers in the following areas: • Employee handbooks • Internal human resources policies and procedures • Employment agreements or contracts • Hiring or terminating employees • Severance agreements • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges • Employment Security Commission claims and appeals

Client service and being available to answer you employment law questions is a top priority. Contact the employment law attorneys at Everett Law today. Employees

In most circumstances, North Carolina employers can terminate employees “at will,” meaning at any time for any reason, and they are not required by law to give the reason for a discharge. There are, however, exceptions to the “at will” rule. It is illegal for your employer to terminate you because of your

o race, color, national origin, language (or accent) o gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation o religion o age o disability (including pregnancy) or medical condition o marital status o in retaliation for enforcing your own legal rights (such as filing a claim for unpaid wages, worker’s compensation, or reporting discriminatory behavior); o in violation of a contract; or o because you have reported your employer to a government agency or to the police.

We can assist employees in cases involving: o Employment discrimination during employment or after termination or constructive discharge o Sexual harassment including hostile work environment o Family Medical Leave Act claims o Severance agreements o EEOC charges and lawsuits o Employment contracts o Non-compete agreements o Severance agreements Client service and being available to answer you employment law questions is a top priority. Contact the employment law attorneys at Everett Law today.

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