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Virginia Employment Lawyers Advocating for Employee Rights in the Workplace

Skilled legal guidance when you have issues on the job

Denton & Denton Attorneys at Law 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 Denton & Denton Attorneys at Law at 757-215-4818 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

Virginia State Bar Disclaimer
Every Legal Matter Is Different. The Outcome Of Each Legal Case Depends Upon Many Factors, Including The Facts Of The Case, And No Attorney Can Guarantee A Positive Result In Any Particular Case. The Outcome Of Every Case Will Depend On A Variety Of Factors Unique To Each Case And Case Results Depicted Here Do Not Guarantee Or Predict A Similar Result In Any Future Case.
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  • "It's nice to know that there are still people like you in this world that are not afraid to go against the grain of society and are willing to stick there neck out for somebody else because of their belief in that person. "

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Prior Cases
  • "Jury awards $3 million in wrongful death murder trial. "

  • "Jury awards $1,200,000 in legal malpractice case "

  • "Denton recognized for two of Virginia's top million dollar-plus verdicts "

  • "WAVY ordered to pay $1.2m for defaming couple "

  • "Student scores $5m jury verdict for libel"

  • "Federal jury awards event planners $600,000 each "

  • "Attorney, firm hit with $420,000 verdict"

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    I was referred to Jake Denton by one of his law school classmates who practices law in Staunton, VA. I was being sued by a business in Virginia Beach. I’m not going into particulars but I could not be happier with the results that Jake produced. A ...

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    I was referred to Jerry Denton after meeting with several other personal injury attorneys. I knew immediately after meeting with him, this was who I wanted in my corner. Mr. Denton is personable and compassionate with his clients, yet a very skil...

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    I was represented by Mr. Jeremiah Denton in a complex case spanning over two years involving custody of children, a veteran, complex mental health issues, financial issues and much more. The outcome I sought was very rarely granted in the state of Vi...

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