Virginia Employment Lawyers Advocating for Employee Rights in the Workplace
Skilled legal guidance when you have issues on the job
The Law Office of Jeremiah A. Denton III advocates for fairness in the workplace. Established in 1980, we protect your rights in cases involving Title VII employment discrimination, sexual harassment, business litigation and executive contracts.
Our law firm makes the same high quality representation available to large corporations and government agencies accessible to individuals and small businesses. When embroiled in litigation, we take pride in often beating bigger, more expensive law firms at their own game.
Fighting discrimination in the Virginia workplace
You deserve to be judged by your skills and accomplishments and to be rewarded for your workplace contributions. If instead your employer considers other protected factors in hiring, promotion, pay raise and termination decisions, you may have a cause of action to recover damages. Numerous federal statutes forbid workplace discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency tasked with enforcing U.S. legislation. In addition, Virginia has tough anti-discrimination laws. Under the Human Rights Act, codified in Virginia Code Chapter 39, your employer is prohibited from discriminating against you based on your race, color, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, age, genetic information or marital status.
Our employment law team takes on the most challenging discrimination and harassment cases. In addition, our lawyers demand justice if your employer illegally retaliates against you for filing a discrimination complaint or cooperating in an investigation.
Resolving business disputes
Employment disputes take up precious time and resources and distract you from the important goal of competently performing your job duties. Our civil litigation lawyers act promptly and efficiently to resolve your disputes in the best manner possible, always conscious of the costs to you or your business both financially and in good will. Whether through mediation or trial, we effectively handle important commercial litigation, employment contracts and wage and hour issues for Virginia’s small businesses and employees.
Executive termination and resignation matters
Ending your business relationship can be fraught with tensions and filled with uncertainties. Whether you or your company initiated the separation, you have crucial matters to finalize before agreeing on a termination or resignation deal. We negotiate a severance package that meets your needs as you pursue the next phase in your career.
Non-compete and restrictive covenants protect businesses from unfair use of tools, training and client contacts in your new position. However, your employer does not have the right to impose unnecessary and unreasonable restrictions on you. We review the contracts for fairness and legality to ensure you are not unduly put at a disadvantage at your new job or if striking out on your own.
Learn more about the employment laws that affect you from our skilled lawyers in Virginia Beach
To resolve your employment issues, call The Law Office of Jeremiah A. Denton III at 757-215-4818 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.