Employment Law is there to Protect You
Employment law includes statutes, regulations, precedents, and other law that control how employers should treat employees, former employees and applicants for employment. Employment law prohibits discrimination in employment (hiring, firing, promotions, discipline, compensation, and other aspects of employment) based on age, race, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, and disability status, as well as other possible protected categories.
Employment law also encompasses non-competes, severance agreements and contracts.
The attorneys at Davidson & Kitzmann are proud to represent individuals in a full range of employment disputes. We represent an array of clients, including executives, physicians and other healthcare professionals, managers, skilled trades workers, manufacturing, retail, clerical, and service workers, and part-time and entry-level workers.
Sexual harassment can cause severe stress, and destroy one’s ability to work and thrive in the workplace. We are committed to providing the highest quality client service and legal representation, in a sensitive and caring manner, for all victims of sexual harassment. We represent men and women who have been sexually harassed.
Employment discrimination involves the different treatment of employees based on age, race, sex, gender, pregnancy, national origin, religion or other protected classes under federal law. We are dedicated to helping victims of discrimination protect their rights and collect proper compensation for discrimination committed by an employer. If you believe that you have been treated unfairly because of your status as a protected class member, you should seek legal advice.
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law protecting employee rights to medical leave for the employee’s medical condition or an immediate family member’s medical condition. The Family Medical Leave Act protects the right to return from leave to the same position you had before leave or a position similar to your prior position.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires companies to pay certain employees overtime wages for any time worked in excess of 40 hours in a week. Unfortunately, many employers routinely violate the FLSA. For more information, click the link above.
If you are presented with an employment contract, severance agreement, non-compete agreement, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreement, you should consult with an attorney BEFORE you sign. If you have already signed a contract and now have a problem related to it, you also should reach out to counsel for advice.
In the complex health care environment, physicians and other healthcare professionals are faced with numerous legal issues. With over 20 years of experience representing physicians and other healthcare professionals, the employment lawyers at Davidson & Kitzmann have developed skill in effectively navigating through the legal issues often faced by medical professionals.
Our lead employment lawyer, John Davidson, has handled thousands of employment matters in the past 22 years. He has the knowledge, compassion, and skill to help you with these sensitive and complex cases. To read his bio click here.
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We are located in Charlottesville, but our lawyers handle cases in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Greene County, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Nelson County, Madison County, Orange County, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County, and across Virginia.
Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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