Carney Bates & Pulliam represents clients across the spectrum of employment-related litigation, including vindicating workers’ rights in suits related to discrimination, fair wages and the protection of pension funds and other employee benefits. The firm has the experience and resources to successfully bring targeted, high-impact lawsuits on an individual and class-wide basis, creating meaningful change to the workplace.
Despite numerous federal and state laws protecting people from discrimination at the hands of their employers, workers routinely face unfair treatment due to factors such as race, gender, disability or age. Qualified, competent employees are passed over for promotions, demoted, or even fired. Workers are often harassed by their managers and become reluctant to speak out due to the fear of even greater retaliation. Carney Bates & Pulliam can help these workers by filing suits that empower employees and hold employers accountable. For examle, attorneys at Carney Bates & Pulliam successfully resolved a nationwide race discrimination class action on behalf of African-American truck drivers against Wal-Mart that provided $17.5 million in recovery, significant changes to Wal-Mart’s hiring policies and four years of court supervision of the settlement terms.
Ensuring Fair Pay for Work Performed
Carney Bates & Pulliam also represents employees in “wage and hour” lawsuits. Such cases include those where an employer seeks to withhold compensation from its employees through practices like requiring employees to arrive early, stay late or perform work-related tasks off the clock. Such issues can also arise when an employer misclassifies an employee as being exempt from overtime pay. In these cases, employees likely have a claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and related state laws.
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