Unemployment Appeals Hearing
If you have lost your job and your former employer is fighting your unemployment claim, we can help. We provide aggressive legal representation throughout the unemployment process. One goal is to make sure you keep or get the compensation that you deserve. If your hearing is over the phone, we can represent you regardless of where you live, as long as your unemployment claim is in North Carolina or Tennessee.
If you are not successful at a hearing, you are entitled to appeal the decision. Likewise, if you are successful, your employer has a right to appeal as well. When an appeal is filed, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for DES (ASCDES) will review the hearing recording and exhibits and determine whether the hearing officer committed any legal or factual errors. Our attorneys present your case to the ASCDES by drafting your legal argument.
Following the ASCDES’s decision, the losing party has the option to appeal the case to Superior Court. These appeals are not uncommon because the Superior Court has a very narrow scope of review. However, if you decide to appeal your case to the Superior Court, or if your employer decides to do so, we can help you present your case most effectively to the court.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
If you believe you are a victim of unlawful discrimination, retaliation or harassment, you must file with the EEOC. However, before you do we recommend that contact our office. Our senior attorney worked as an EEOC Trial Attorney before opening our Firm. We can represent you at every stage of the EEOC process including filing the charge for you.
Remember: the EEOC is not on your side, but we are.
Our employment litigation practice includes the representation of employees in cases involving all aspects of employment law, including claims arising under federal, state or local employment discrimination laws. Additionally, we have successfully represented clients before a broad array of administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state and federal occupational safety and health agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor, the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, and local human relations commissions. Please visit our “Practice Areas” page for a description of the claims you may be able to bring against your employer.
Employment Agreements / Severance Packages
We have extensive experience advising and representing employees in the negotiation and enforcement of employment contracts. Additionally, we also have extensive experience in advising and representing employees in negotiating severance agreements, as well as in litigation resulting from employment terminations including non-compete agreements.
Whether the goal is to negotiate the terms of an employment contract or to resolve the terms of a departure, we work closely with our clients to ensure that their goals are achieved.