Committed to Workplace Fairness
Have you been treated differently than other workers due to your race or gender at your workplace? Have you been denied overtime wages for the hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week? Or have you been terminated because you took FMLA leave for health reasons?
Our team at O’Hara Law Firm is committed to workplace fairness by representing employees in employment matters throughout Texas. We have helped employees in different industries secure their rights and to be compensated for unlawful employment actions taken against them. We give each case the time and attention it deserves.
We deal with a broad range of labor and employment law issues, including, but not limited to:
- Discrimination: Federal law makes it illegal to discriminate against employees based on a few protected categories, such as race, sex, age, disability, religion, and national origin. If you are treated differently or are discriminated against at your workplace based on any of these categories, you may have a discrimination claim. A successful discrimination claim may entitle you to back pay, front pay, lost benefits, compensatory and punitive damages, and attorney’s fees and costs.
- Retaliation: Your employer cannot retaliate against you for engaging in a protected activity. Examples of “protected activities” may be making a complaint about an ongoing issue, or reporting a health or safety hazard at your workplace. Retaliation, in such a case, may include any adverse employment actions by your employer, such as termination or demotion from your job role.
- Sexual harassment: Generally speaking, sexual harassment can be defined as any unwelcome or inappropriate sexual remarks or physical advances in the workplace. If you experience sexual harassment at your workplace or endure such offensive conduct to ensure continued employment, you may have a sexual harassment claim.
- Wrongful termination: Wrongful termination involves firing an employee because she reported an unlawful workplace practice or unsafe working condition, or in retaliation for complaining about discrimination, payment of wages, or any other policy or practice of her employer that is against the law.