When facing employment discrimination, wage & hour violations, or questions about an employment contract, it can be hard to know where to turn. You’re certainly not going to get any help from your employer, but you may not know when it’s time to talk to a lawyer. Likewise, if an illness or injury prevents you from working, dealing with the Social Security Administration or a disability insurance company can be frustrating and confusing. With a free telephone case evaluation at Gibbons Leis, PLLC, however, you have nothing to lose. We will listen to your story and let you know if it’s time to take legal action—all at no cost or commitment from you.
Employers in North Carolina are bound by state and federal law to treat their workers fairly regardless of age, gender, or race; to honor contracts; to pay fair wages; and to compensate workers for overtime. If you suspect your employer has broken these laws, contact Gibbons Leis, PLLC.
If you have become disabled because of an illness or injury and can no longer work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Some employees are also covered by short-term and long-term disability insurance policies, which are supposed to provide benefits to eligible sick and injured workers. If you have questions about your disability benefits, contact Gibbons Leis, PLLC.
We focus exclusively on employment and disability issues, representing wronged employees and helping them exercise their rights and recover compensation for their losses.
Cases We Handle
No matter what kind of issue you are facing with your employer, we would be happy to take a look at your situation and let you know if we can help. Cases we routinely handle include the following:
- Wage & overtime violations. Failing to pay an employee or denying overtime pay violates your rights. We can help you recover the unpaid wages your employer owes you.
- Discrimination. We hold employers responsible for inequitable treatment based on race, gender, religion, disability, national origin, age, or pregnancy.
- Sexual harassment. Whether an employer is directly responsible for the harassment or allows it, you may have a case and could be entitled to damages.
- Contract disputes. Terms of an employment contract, severance agreement, or non-compete agreement may require our review or negotiation.
- Retaliation. If an employer retaliates against you for legally protected actions you took, it could be liable for damages.
- Family and Medical Leave Act violations. Employers who discipline workers for exercising their rights under FMLA may owe damages to wronged employees.
- Social Security Disability Insurance. If you are seeking Social Security disability benefits, we can assist you with the application process or represent you before an administrative law judge if your benefits have been denied.
- Long-Term Disability Insurance. Insurance companies deny disability claims every day. If you have purchased a disability insurance policy privately or through your employer and your benefits have been denied, we can help you with your appeal.
Gibbons Leis, PLLC protects employee rights at every stage of employment, from pre-hire to termination, including issues faced by employees who are no longer able to work because of an injury or disability.