Employment & Labor Lawyer in Arizona
Arizona Employment Lawyer
Since 2008, the Arizona employment lawyers at Matt Fendon Law Group have successfully handled a wide variety of cases for clients in Arizona. Those employment law cases include employment discrimination, wrongful termination, unpaid wages, harassment, retaliation and FMLA violations.
Our Arizona employment lawyers know how challenging it can be for workers to fight back against a company that violates labor laws and Arizona work laws. We are ready to fight to protect your rights as an employee and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Our skilled Arizona employment lawyers represent employees in all industries. If your employer in Arizona has wronged you, the Matt Fendon Law Group can help you stand up for your rights. Our law firm is committed to fully protecting your interests. We will fight tirelessly for you throughout the legal process. We will apply our skills, experience and vast resources as we seek the justice you deserve.
Call us today to schedule an initial consultation and claim review. During your consultation, we will answer your questions and give your employment law case the attention it deserves.
How Can Our Arizona Employment Attorneys Help You?
At Matt Fendon Law Group, we provide outstanding service to workers in Arizona who are struggling with unfair workplace practices. We treat every client like family. This means our Arizona employment attorneys will fight for you like family. We are always here to talk, and we will look out for your best interests every step of the way.
When you hire Matt Fendon Law Group to handle your employment law case, you can expect:
- Exceptional customer service
- In-depth legal knowledge with a focus on employment matters
- A law firm with national recognition for our employment law work
- A firm with more than 100 5-Star Reviews on Google and AVVO
Our experienced Arizona employment lawyers handle all types of employment law cases, including the areas listed below.
Employment in Arizona is considered at-will, which means your employer has the right to terminate you for any reason or no reason at all, unless you work under a contract. A termination is considered wrongful only if it violates a law, such as the Civil Rights Act. It is illegal for your employer to terminate you based on your race, nationality, sex, gender, pregnancy, age or disability. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, contact Matt Fendon Law Group today to find out if you have a case.
Discrimination happens often in workplaces throughout Arizona. Discrimination in the workplace can be open and obvious or hidden and subtle. If you believe you have been discriminated against, talk today with the discrimination attorneys at Matt Fendon Law Group. We are prepared to defend your rights under anti-discrimination laws, such as the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our highly skilled lawyers can determine whether you may have a case and explain your best legal options.
As an employee, you have the right to be protected from sexual harassment. Some employers allow harassment to go unchecked. Some employers commit harassment themselves.
Examples of sexual harassment in the workplace include:
- A boss or coworker flirting with you after you have asked that person to stop
- A coworker repeatedly asking you out after you declined
- Repeated and unwelcome sexual advances
- Unwelcome comments about your physical appearance
- Touching or brushing up against you in a sexual manner
- Touching oneself in a sexual way so that others can see
- Making sexual insults
- Photos, screensavers, or emails of a sexual nature
- Asking for sexual favors in exchange for career advancement
- Derogatory remarks regarding sexual orientation
- Sexually suggestive gestures
Employers should be held accountable for failing to respond to acts of sexual harassment. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment at work, talk with the Arizona employment lawyers at Matt Fendon Law Group to discuss your options.
Unpaid Overtime & Unpaid Wages
As an employee, you deserve to be paid for your time and efforts. State and federal laws set rules regarding the payment of workers. If you quit or were terminated, your former employer is required to pay you everything you are owed, including wages, overtime, bonuses and commissions. You may also be owed for sick pay, vacation pay, paid time off and severance pay. Unfortunately, many employers fail to pay their employees everything they are owed.
If you are dealing with unpaid overtime or unpaid wages in Arizona, the unpaid overtime attorneys at Matt Fendon Law Group are committed to protecting your rights. We will help you pursue the remedies that state and federal laws make available to you. Allow us to use our skills, experience and resources to seek the compensation and justice you deserve.
If you have been a victim of workplace retaliation, hire the experienced employment law attorneys at Matt Fendon Law Group to fight for your rights.
According to the law, your employer cannot retaliate against you for:
- Filing a discrimination claim
- Participating in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigation
- Testifying on behalf of a coworker who has a discrimination claim
- Filing a harassment claim
- Reporting unlawful company activities internally or to a government agency
At Matt Fendon Law Group, we provide skilled and aggressive legal representation for Arizona workplace retaliation victims. We have the knowledge, skills and resources needed to take on powerful corporations. We can demand the justice and compensation you deserve.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides protection for workers who are too sick to perform their jobs. The law also protects persons who need to care for a sick family member. FMLA gives you up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to address a health crisis without fear of losing your job. You don’t have to take all 12 weeks, nor do those 12 weeks have to be taken consecutively.
When you return from medical leave, your employer must place you in the same position you held before you left. If this is not possible, you must be placed in a position with comparable responsibilities and pay. If you have been unlawfully denied FMLA leave, contact Matt Fendon Law Group as soon as possible.
Severance Agreement Review
Many employers provide terminated employees with a severance agreement. The language and terms of a severance agreement can be complex and confusing. Before you sign anything, have an experienced Arizona employment attorney review the entire agreement. At Matt Fendon Law Group, our attorneys have extensive experience drafting, negotiating and reviewing severance agreements for our Arizona clients.
Some employees have a contractual relationship with their employer. These employees are not considered to be at-will and may have a claim if they have been fired in violation of the contract’s terms.
Matt Fendon Law Group helps clients enforce their contractual rights. We represent clients in a wide variety of employment contract disputes. We represent clients through all phases of the dispute resolution process, including pre-claim negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and, if necessary, trial.
Understanding Arizona Labor Laws
Arizona follows the at-will employment doctrine, which means an employee without a contract may be terminated for any reason or no reason at all – but not for the wrong reason.
The Arizona Employment Protection Act (AEPA) provides protections and legal remedies for private-sector employees against wrongful termination. The AEPA protects employees from discharges that are contrary to public policy. It also protects whistleblowers from retaliation.
An employee in Arizona may not be terminated in retaliation for disclosing that the employer has violated an Arizona statute. This disclosure must be done in a reasonable manner. The disclosure is protected only if made to the employer or a government agency. Disclosures made to a journalist, for example, are not protected by the law.
In addition to whistleblower protection, the AEPA protects employees from several other types of retaliation:
- A worker may not be terminated in retaliation for refusing to commit an illegal act.
- A worker may not be discharged in retaliation for choosing not to join a union.
- A worker may not be discharged in retaliation for exercising:
- Workers’ compensation rights
- Voting rights
- Victims’ leave rights
- Right to be free from coercion to purchase goods
- Right to be free from the extortion of fees
Talk to an Arizona Employment Attorney Now
At Matt Fendon Law Group, our Arizona employment lawyers are committed to helping workers who have been wrongfully treated on the job. When you hire a labor attorney from our firm, we will give your case our undivided attention. We will fully explain the state and federal employment laws that pertain to your case and the legal options available to you.
To schedule a consultation with our skilled and compassionate Arizona employment attorneys, call us today.