Our focus at Sodoma Law is to represent businesses and employees as they navigate the waters of employment and labor practices. Employment law governs the relationship between employers and employees on both a federal and state level. It seeks to establish the work environment expectations, prevent discrimination, promote health and safety in the workplace, prevent work disruptions due to disputes between labor and management, and, if necessary, in separations from the work place for various reasons.
At Sodoma Law, we represent both corporations and individuals in state and federal discrimination cases (race, age, gender (including sexual orientation), disability, and retaliation), unemployment hearings and appeals, and negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements.
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. We have coordinated our schedules to make sure that an attorney is readily available for new and existing client calls during our business hours. After hours, you are always free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond promptly.
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
- race, color, national origin, language (or accent)
- gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation
- disability (including pregnancy) or medical condition
- marital status
- in retaliation for enforcing your own legal rights (such as filing a claim for unpaid wages, worker’s compensation, or reporting discriminatory behavior);
- in violation of a contract; or
- because you have reported your employer to a government agency or to the police.
We can assist employees in cases involving:
- Employment discrimination during employment or after termination or constructive discharge
- Sexual harassment including hostile work environment
- Family Medical Leave Act claims
- Severance agreements
- EEOC charges and lawsuits
- Employment contracts
- Non-compete agreements
Client service and being available to answer your employment law questions is a top priority. We have coordinated our schedules to make sure that an attorney is readily available for new and existing client calls during our business hours. After hours, you are always free to email us at email@example.com, and we will respond promptly.