When you meet someone, the first question you get is “What do you do for a living?” We often define ourselves by the work we do. Loss of that job hits to the very heart of our self-worth, our feeling of belonging. It is traumatic.
Worse still, is when that loss of job or promotion has nothing to do with how good you are at what you do. If you are discriminated against – treated unfairly because of race, national origin, religion, age or disability – it makes you want to scream in frustration because of the injustice. It just is not fair! It may be illegal.
If you are subjected to sexual advances or sexual harassment, it hurts your ability to make a living – to provide for your family. It is just not right! It may be illegal.
If you are working long hours and not being paid overtime, or being told that you must work off of the clock, it is just not fair! It too may be illegal.
YOU MUST MOVE QUICKLY!
In discrimination law, there are very short time limits for you to complain, to bring your complaint to the attention of the EEOC, and to file suit. In overtime claims, there are also short deadlines.
You need counsel now. There are administrative complaints that often need to be made. In some cases, suit must be filed to stop the clock – to preserve your ability to complain and receive damages.
Charles H. Peckham is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has received an AV Preeminent Rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review RatingTM system and is AVVO rated as a 10 (Superb). Charles H. Peckham serves on the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for Business, Consumer, Insurance and Employment by appointment of the President of the State Bar of Texas.
Charles H. Peckham is respected by other lawyers and trusted by clients. He has handled many high profile cases that have been reported in the press through the United States, Europe and as far away as Australia. He has appeared on multiple occasions on CNN, TruTV, MSNBC, Fox, PBS radio and local television stations and radio on employment-related matters.