Mississippi Employment Law Attorney

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.

What Is Employment Law?

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.

When Should You Hire an Employment Attorney?

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:

  • If you have been harassed or discriminated against at the workplace
  • When you face wrongful termination
  • Workplace retaliation
  • You were fired without just cause
  • Your employer hasn't provided the benefits or privileges stated in the employment contract
  • Your boss forcefully waived your benefits

What Types of Issues Can An Employment Lawyer Help With?

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:

  1. Explain your rights – We will explain your rights to you and help you understand the relevant laws related to your case. We can also help explain the options available for you, including negotiation, mediation, or litigation.
  2. File a complaint – Our attorneys can help you file a complaint with the relevant agencies before you pursue a private legal recourse.
  3. Review your case – Our lawyers understand the legal system so they can evaluate your case to know whether it stands a chance of winning.
  4. Litigation – Our employment attorneys will help you file a lawsuit against your boss due to denied benefits, hour claims, wrongful termination of employment, discrimination, or any other breach of your rights.
  5. Negotiation – An employment lawyer will help bargain a deal to ensure you get a fair settlement.

What Should I Do if I Think I Need an Employment Lawyer?

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:

  • Requesting referrals from family and friends
  • Check the lawyer's website to see reviews and track record
  • Check out the costs to ensure you get value for your money
  • Evaluate background and experience
  • Discuss possible strategies
  • Contact our law firm for free case evaluation

Need a Gulfport or Lucedale Employment Attorney to Help with Your Case? Contact us Now

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.

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Mr. Bowden has been a very good choice for us. He's taken care of things when we didn't have any idea where to turn. We highly recommend him.

Former Client | Personal Injury

Ben was awesome to work with. His assistant was able to address most of my questions during my case. Ben always found time to explain in layman’s terms how the court process worked. We won the case.

Former client

Mr. Bowden handled my workers' compensation case through trial and won big. He then filed a bad-faith case on the way my workers' compensation claim was wrongfully handled by the insurance company. I didn't even know I had that claim before he told me. I highly recommend Mr. Bowden. He took it to the other side at trial.

Former client | Workers Compensation

Ben has handled things for me for years. He has always done a great job. He comes to Lucedale to meet and that's been important to me.

Ben P.
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BridgeWater Commons
8927 Lorraine Rd, Suite 204-B
Gulfport, MS 39503
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Lucedale, MS 39452
Tel: 228.896.5652
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