Your job is your livelihood. It is how you support your family and build the life you always imagined for them. The work you do should be respected and provide you with a sense of dignity and self-worth. We believe that in the workplace, every employee makes meaningful contributions to a company’s success.
Sometimes employers fail to recognize the value of their employees. Employers may discriminate against workers because of their age, disability, religion, gender, or race. Employers may retaliate against employees when employees try to hold them accountable for their actions. Employers may also create unsafe working conditions, promote a culture where harassment is acceptible, or simply disregard important employment and labor laws.
If you have been discriminated against, harassed, wrongfully terminated, or otherwise mistreated by your employer, you are not alone. At Ben Bowden, PC, we help employees just like you stand up to their employers and enforce their rights under the law.
The first step is a case evaluation to see how our law firm can help you. Employment law requires viewing a client’s world from every angle and forging connections. Contact us today to get started.
Employment law is a series of laws and regulations that govern the relationship between workers and employment entities. Most employment claims arise out of Title VII - Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its various amendments, which covers discrimination based on race, gender, disability, and age. It also prohibits sexual harassment and retaliation against an employee for filing a discrimination claim. Other employment law acts include:
FMLA - Family Medical Leave Act
This law mandates employers provide certain time for personal or family medical/health emergencies.
Fair Labor Standards Act
This law guarantees employers pay a fair wage for hours and time worked.
These laws stipulate how employers must treat employees, restrict them from unethical behavior, and provide certain rights to employees against harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. That said, employment lawyers advise employees on their employment rights and provide legal recourse for all matters related to workers in the workplace.
If you're facing an uphill situation at your workplace but unsure how to handle it, we at Ben Bowden, P.C. are here to help. We represent offshore workers, longshore workers, dock workers, truckers, and other workers across the Gulfport, MS area to ensure their voices are heard, and their rights respected.
Whether you're owed unpaid wages, have been wrongfully fired, are dealing with harassment, or have experienced discrimination, we will fight for you.
The right time to hire an employment attorney depends on the specific facts of your case. If you have been fired, passed over for a well deserved promotion, lost your job due to disability, or have experienced harassment at work, then you should explore your options by speaking with an attorney. For example, you should hire an employment lawyer in any of these scenarios:
As a leading employment law firm in Gulfport, we at Ben Bowden, P.C. provide a wide range of legal services to employees. We can help:
There are many attorneys out there ready to offer their services, but finding the the best attorney for your case is not as simple as hiring any attorney you come across. You need an attorney who understands employment law and has experience trying employment law and labor law cases in court. If you feel you need an employment attorney, consider:
If you are seeking an employment attorney to handle your case, you are in the right place. At Ben Bowden, P.C., we help employees just like you stand up to employers and enforce your rights under the law. Please contact us online or call us directly at (228) 896-5652 to see how we can help you.