Employment Law

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Defending Your Legal Rights in the Workplace

You depend on your ability to work, to hold a job and to be able to earn the income you need in order to support yourself and your family, but in many situations, it can seem like your livelihood and financial stability are subject to the whims of an employer who is not necessarily looking out for your best interests. Employers often treat their employees unfairly, whether by denying a pay raise, passing you over for a promotion, or even firing you for reasons that you do not agree with or fully understand. There is little or nothing you can do about unfair treatment on the part of your employer, but if he or she has violated your legal rights under state and federal employment law, you can take action to sue for monetary damages.

The fact is that workers in Houston and throughout Texas and the rest of the nation have the protection of powerful legal rights. These rights provide a much-needed safeguard against a wide variety of discriminatory and abusive practices on the part of employers, such as sexual harassment; harassment on the basis of religion, race, age, gender, national origin; and other attributes that are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In addition, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) limits the number of hours that an employee may be required to work in a week, establishes a minimum wage that an employee is entitled to receive, requires employers to pay time and a half for overtime work, and protects minors from being employed in oppressive child labor. Further, employees enjoy whistleblower protections against employer retaliation for speaking out about fraud or other illegal activities in the workplace and can even recover monetary damages by helping the government sue for fraud.

Why Hire Guerra & Farah, PLLC

When you come to our firm for help with resolving an employment law issue, you can benefit from the fact that our founding attorneys, Juan Guerra and George Farah, both grew up working-class families. They are first-generation Americans who understand the difficulties that many people of the working class face, and they feel that this gives them a strong connection to their clients. This understanding provides them with powerful motivation to achieve the best possible results in every case they represent and it also enables them to accurately tell the client's story in court in the event that the case goes to a trial.

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Whether you are involved in a wage and hour dispute or have been fired in retaliation for speaking out against sexual harassment, we understand how much is at stake for your future. We believe that you have a right to just treatment in the workplace and we are dedicated to helping our clients obtain compensation for the wrongs they have suffered at the hands of their employers. In addition to representing individuals in legal action against their employers, we also represent clients in business litigation cases such as breach-of-contract claims, partnership disputes and allegations of deceptive trade practices. Take the first step in your case now by contacting Guerra & Farah, PLLC for a free consultation with an Houston employment law attorney from our team. We have nearly 30 years of experience and a track record that includes recovering millions of dollars for our clients. We also have a lawyer who is among a small percentage of attorneys in the state to be chosen for the Texas Super Lawyers® list of 2014 .

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