While many people enjoy a happy and positive work environment, the reality is many people face discrimination and harassment in the workplace. One growing concern is the wrongful termination of an employee based on a false positive drug test result. Unfortunately, when an employee is wrongfully terminated based on a laboratory’s false positive drug test result, the report can have devastating results to the employee’s reputation and ability to find subsequent work in the same or similar field. Victims of false positive drug tests can find themselves blacklisted and unable to obtain new employment. This can cause individuals terminated due to false positive drug test results to suffer from extreme emotional and financial distress. All workers have the legal right to be treated equally and fairly. When an employer violates employee rights, the affected party can seek compensation. At Gwen Tipton Law PLLC, we help employees or former employees through complex employment litigation to protect their rights and get justice from their employers.
Types of Employment Litigation
Employment litigation can cover a wide variety of issues. At Gwen Tipton Law PLLC, some of the most common cases we see include:
False Positive Drug Test Results
In the era of “zero-tolerance” in the workplace, drug testing laboratories and third-party administrators (TPAs) have been able to capitalize off the increased demand. While these parties have an obligation to provide accurate results, they do not always do so. Employees who are terminated, passed over for promotions, or suffer any negative consequences as a result of a false positive drug test can seek compensation.
Hostile Work Environments
No one should have to work in a hostile work environment. Employees shouldn’t feel anxious or scared about their jobs, co-workers, or supervisors.
Sexual harassment has absolutely no place in the workplace. Victims of sexual harassment often fear retaliation, but an experienced employment lawyer can help protect employee rights.
Discrimination of any kind should not be tolerated. Employers and/or employees cannot use age, race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation as a source of discrimination in the workplace. An experienced employment lawyer can help put a stop to the discrimination.
Wage and Hour Violations
There are strict wage and hour laws at both the state and federal levels that protect workers. Unfortunately, not all employers abide by these laws.
Employers can’t terminate employees unfairly; and, if they do, the employees can pursue justice through working with an attorney.
How An Experienced Employment Attorney Can Help
If you have suffered from a hostile work environment, workplace harassment, discrimination, wage and hour violations, or wrongful termination, Gwen Tipton Law PLLC can help hold companies accountable. We understand there is a lot at stake. If you are still employed, you may be afraid of retaliation; or, if you have been terminated, you may be afraid of being blacklisted. When you work with Gwen Tipton Law PLLC, you can rest assured knowing your rights are being guarded by experienced counsel. We pursue both compensatory damages for financial items like back pay, and punitive damages for the mistreatment of employees. Do not wait to call us and schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys.