Alabama Law Firm Fighting for Employee Rights
20+ Years of Combined Alabama Employment Law Experience
If you have been the victim of
harassment, or been
denied the wages you are owed, the employment lawyers at Michel | King can help you obtain the justice
We Can Provide You With the Representation and Legal Expertise You Need
Retaliation: We fight hard to protect the rights of workers who file complaints against
their employers in good faith. It is illegal for employers to retaliate
and take adverse action against a person who was involved in a protected
activity, like reporting
sexual harassment or discrimination. Contact us today if you have been fired, demoted, or
unfairly evaluated after
reporting illegal activity in the workplace. We are familiar with these cases and can help you prove the connection
between adverse actions taken against you.
Wrongful Termination: Although Alabama is an "at-will" employment state that allows
employers to fire employees at any time for any reason, there are exceptions
to this rule under state and federal laws that prevent employers from
discriminating against employees or retaliating against them for certain
protected activity. Wrongful termination claims must be filed with the
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days from
the day the employee was terminated. If the EEOC doesn't pursue legal
action within 60 days, then the employee can pursue legal action on their own.
Contract Review: We want to make sure your interests are protected in every contract you sign.
Our attorneys offer contract review services to help you understand the terms of a proposed
employment contract, determine whether it is in your best interests to
sign the agreement, and negotiate any changes that may be necessary to
protect your rights.
Discrimination: Discrimination in the workplace is unacceptable. If you are being treated
differently at work because of your
race, color, sex,
religion, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation, as an act of retaliation, or due to other circumstances,
we can help.
Harassment: Harassment can quickly turn an enjoyable work environment into an unbearable
9 hours a day. We can offer the quality legal representation that you
deserve. Whether you have been the subject of a hostile work environment or
sexual harassment, there are laws that protect you. Let us help you use those laws to stop
coworkers and employers from turning your workplace into a hostile, unsafe
Overtime Violations: Alabama overtime laws exist for a reason- you deserve to be paid for the
work you have done. There are laws regarding the amount that you are owed
when you work overtime. If you believe that you are not receiving or have
not received adequate compensation for your overtime work, our skilled
Alabama overtime lawyers can help make sure you get the compensation you are owed.
Severance Agreements: Severance agreements can be a great resource for you during a time of
transition, but if not fully evaluated, they can leave you without the
protection for your future that you have earned. Agreements of this type
are typically written with the interests of the employer in mind. That
is why having Michel | King review these agreements with your interest
in mind is critical.
Wage Claims: You have done the work, you deserve to be compensated. If you have not
received full compensation for the hard work that you have given to your
employer, then you may be able to file a claim to receive payment you
are owed. Let us help you recover it.
Whistleblower Protection: If you witnessed violations of protocol on the part of your employer,
you may report these without fear because you are legally protected as
a whistleblower. These laws protect you from retaliation on the part of
the employer whose misconduct you reported. If you would like to learn
more about these laws or if you have experienced retaliation by your employer
because you reported misconduct, Michel | King can help you understand
and benefit from Whistleblower Protection.
Sexual Harassment: We are committed to representing employees subjected to sexual harassment
in the workplace. We take on "quid pro quo" and
hostile environment sexual harassment cases across Alabama. Our firm is equipped with the
extensive resources you need to help you fight sexual harassment and sex
discrimination at work. We believe that you do not have to tolerate sexual
harassment, so please don’t hesitate to reach out so we can get
to work for you.
Federal Employee Claims: Are you a federal employee who has been mistreated or harassed at work
because of your race, sex, age, or other protected characteristics or
trait? If so, you have 45 days to file an EEO complaint. Our lawyers can
help you take proper legal action and guide you through each phase of
the EEO process to seek the compensation you deserve. With our legal team
in your corner, you can feel confident that your rights and interests
Workers' Compensation: Were you injured at work? You should not have to fight with your employer
and the workers' compensation insurance company to get the benefits you
deserve. If your worker's compensation claim was denied, our attorneys
are ready to fight for you.