Your employment is your livelihood, and when it’s threatened, you need to know you can rely on a team of expert employment law specialists.
With extensive experience across all areas of employment law, Daniel | Williams & Associates, PLLC is a trusted provider of employment law services in and around Houston.
Our staff work locally and understand the needs of local people, so they can provide a service that’s tailored to you.
We’re committed to ensuring that you get the right support when you need it the most. Our Houston employment lawyers understand that going through employment issues, such as discrimination and wrongful dismissal can be tough.
They’ll work closely with you to ensure that you get the right support from start to finish, leaving you able to relax knowing you’re in safe hands.
Trusted Employment Law Services
Our multi-jurisdictional legal experts cover a wide range of employment law services, working closely with both employees and businesses.
Services we offer include:
- Contract reviews and negotiations
- Payment dispute resolution, including equal pay issues
- Family medical leave act services
- Sexual harassment support
- Wrongful termination representation
- Non-compete agreements
- Retaliation services
Our Houston employment lawyers work with employees and organizations across a wide range of sectors throughout Houston, so they have the knowledge and expertise you need to get the right resolution for your case.
Employment law is constantly evolving, so our team is always exploring new ways we can support our clients and enhance our understanding of the law. That means that we can offer innovative services that will meet your needs in the ever-evolving modern employment market.
Why Choose Daniel | Williams & Associates?
There are many employment lawyers in the Houston area, so it can be difficult to choose the right team to support you.
Our team has extensive experience in employment law, as well as personal injury and immigration, so they have the expertise you need to understand your case and work to get you the best possible result.
Every member of our team is friendly and deeply committed to giving you the highest possible standard of service, so you will always feel supported and welcomed at Daniel | Williams & Associates.
We understand that employment law can be a tough subject to understand, which is why we get rid of the jargon and explain every step of the process in detail, so you can make informed choices that will work best for your unique situation.
Our team of Houston employment lawyers is licensed to practice in Texas and Louisiana, and we have offices in both states. As such, we’re able to offer tailored support for local clients and ensure that you get the help you need, whatever employment law issue you might be facing.
Employment Law FAQs
What should I do if I suspect my employer is conducting illegal activity?
The best thing to do is to talk to an experienced employment attorney quickly. You should also document as much about what has happened as possible. Save emails and text messages, talk to witnesses and write out a diary of events. Your employer will likely dispute your account, and the evidence you have can help you prove what happened — and what still may be happening. In some cases, you can also file reports to your HR department, the EEOC, or even OSHA for safety-related issues such as retaliation for refusal to do dangerous work.
What you may discover is that you are not at all alone. If the illegal activity has impacted you and your career, there are likely other employees who have found themselves in the same position. Getting their statements and accounts can help to establish a pattern of behavior. This is important if your employer tries to claim that what happened was a one-time event or a misinterpretation.
What Do Employment Lawyers Cover?
Employment lawyers cover everything related to the law and employment, ranging from creating legally-binding contracts to supporting employees who have been wrongly dismissed or unfairly treated.
When helping new clients, our staff will initially work to understand the issue and then review all the evidence. They’ll then be able to offer practical advice and start the legal process on your behalf. Our staff will take care of negotiations, handle all of the legal paperwork and even represent you in court, should it be necessary.
Aspects of employment law vary from state to state, which is why working with Houston-based lawyers like ours can help you to ensure that you get the best possible advice.
Was I wrongfully terminated/fired?
Wrongful termination can happen for many reasons. If you have a contract, it happens whenever the terms of that contract are breached. For instance, it may state that you can only be fired for cause, when your employer fired you for no reason, citing at-will employment laws. Your contract offers you protections beyond those laws.
While at-will employment does technically mean that anyone can be fired (or can quit) at any time, remember that you still cannot be fired for illegal reasons that violate your rights. Refer to the protected classes noted above (race, religion, sex, age, etc.). If your employer fires you due to your race, for instance, that’s still illegal even if you have no contract and you are an at-will employee.
Moreover, when companies have stated policies in place, even if they’re not technically in a contract, they still have to be followed. For example, your company may have a three-strikes policy that guarantees you two warnings before a firing. Therefore, being fired immediately and without warning could still be illegal, even though at-will employment laws allow it.
How do I know if I have been harassed or discriminated against?
There are protected classes in the United States, and harassment and discrimination typically violate your rights under one of these classes.Per the EEOC, they include:
- Sex (along with gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy)
- Age (40+)
- National origin
- Genetic information
Harassment can include everything from jokes to insults to physical contact. Discrimination may include things like failure to hire, wrongful termination, passing you over for promotions, and more. We will determine if your case has all of the necessary components.
The biggest thing that you should know is that your gut is often right. When things feel unfair and unjust, especially if the perpetrator is an employer or a supervisor, they probably are unfair and unjust. When your rights are violated, you need someone to stand up on your behalf. We can do that for you in any industry.
How Can I Tell If I’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated?
Wrongful termination occurs if your employer fired you in breach of your contract or for a reason that is not legally recognized. For example, employers cannot terminate your job because of your race, gender, or religious beliefs.
If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated from your job, then you should contact us. Our team of employment lawyers will review your situation and be able to offer you advice for the next steps in your case.
Call Our Houston Employment Lawyers Today
To find out more about how Daniel | Williams & Associates can support you and provide the very highest standard of employment law services, get in touch to book a consultation.
The lawyers at our Houston office will listen to your issues and help you to understand what can be done and how they can help. We work hard to make sure that the employment law process is as simple as possible for our clients, so you can trust us to take care of every step of the process.
Whatever employment law services you need, our experienced legal team is here for you. Our website offers general advice, but to get bespoke support, you need to talk to a lawyer. Start the process today by booking your consultation.
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