PRACTICE AREAS

Williams Litigation, L.L.C. represents individuals in a variety of employment disputes, including the following:

RACE DISCRIMINATION

Race discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because (s)he is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features).

SEX/GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Sex/gender discrimination occurs when an employee is treated differently because of his or her gender. Both federal and Louisiana state law provide that it is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of gender in regard to hiring, termination, promotion

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION

Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is a federal law that forbids discrimination based on pregnancy

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants with disabilities in all aspects of employment including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

AGE DISCRIMINATION

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that protects workers and job applicants age 40 and over from age-based discrimination in all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

HARASSMENT

Harassment is not just an issue involving sexual harassment. Rather, harassment is a form of employment discrimination consisting of unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. Harassment becomes unlawful

RETALIATION

The same laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and disability also make it illegal to fire, demote, harass, or otherwise “retaliate” against applicants or employees because (i) they filed a charge of discrimination, (ii) they complained to their employer or other covered entity

UNPAID OVERTIME & MINIMUM WAGE

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes requirements for minimum wage, overtime pay, and recordkeeping. Under the FLSA, if you are a nonexempt employee and you work more than 40 hours in a given workweek, then you are entitled to receive 1.5 times your regular rate of pay for every hour you work 40.

FALSE CLAIMS ACT & WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS

The False Claims Act (FCA) includes a provision which protects whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers. Specifically, the FCA protects employees from being discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment

Are you experiencing trouble in the workplace?

You may have the right to pursue a legal claim.

To discuss your questions regarding workplace issues, contact New Orleans attorney Christopher Williams.

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