Alabama Employment Law Attorneys

Protecting Alabama’s workers one case at a time

Clients in Alabama know that McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP is the firm they can trust to take care of their employment law issues. When senior attorney Julian McPhillips started this firm in 1978, he devoted much of his early career to stopping racial discrimination in the workplace. His work was responsible for minorities being able to seek state employment in Alabama, and Julian has won countless race, sex and age discrimination cases for clients throughout the state.

Over 30 years later, McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP continues to help the people of Alabama fight against unfair employment practices. Our attorneys firmly believe that all people are created equal, and they fight to ensure that workers are given the opportunity to enjoy their jobs without fear of discrimination, harassment or termination based on who they are or what they look like.

Dedicated lawyers putting an end to unfair work conditions

Our Alabama employment law attorneys represent clients in employment law cases before state and federal courts. These claims include:

Our attorneys are intimately familiar with the federal laws that govern your case, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Section 1981 of the U.S. Code.

With more than 30 years of experience handling these cases, our firm has the knowledge and ability to help you receive the fair treatment you deserve.

Workplace discrimination

Employers cannot fire or refuse to fire an employee due to their sex, race, age, religion, political affiliation, marital status, national origin or because they are disabled. Our firm helps clients file discrimination claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal anti-discrimination agency. Our lawyers make sure that your filing is timely and detailed, and provide the EEOC with the documentation they need to move forward with your case. If the EEOC determines discrimination has occurred, you may be entitled to a settlement. These settlements often include front and back pay, promotion, reinstatement and other beneficial remedies. If you feel that you are being discriminated against at work, contact our firm today for an initial consultation.

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Wrongful termination

Employees cannot be fired in retaliation for whistleblowing, filing workers’ compensation claims, engaging in union activity, reporting wage and hour violations, filing a sexual harassment complaint or making reports about illegal workplace conditions. If this has happened to you, contact McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP immediately.

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Harassment in the workplace

State and federal law prohibit employers from allowing harassment in the workplace. There are two main types of workplace harassment — the creation of a hostile work environment and sexual harassment. A hostile work environment exists when an employee is subjected to severe racial or sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment exists when an employee is offered certain opportunities within the company in exchange for sexual favors. If you have been the victim of harassment, our experienced team of attorneys can help you file suit against your employer and put an end to your problems in the workplace.

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Wage and hour violations

If your boss is forcing you to work unpaid overtime, extra hours or below minimum wage, our attorneys can help you file suit against the employer in court. Employers must comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act when it comes to payment of minimum and overtime wages. The Equal Pay Act also ensures that women are not discriminated against when it comes to payment of wages.

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Get the respect you deserve in the workplace

Call today at 334.262.1911 or contact the firm online to schedule an initial consultation. McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP represents clients throughout Alabama, including Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties.


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