Columbia Employment Attorneys
Known as the cultural heart of Maury County, Columbia, Tennessee is rich with presidential history, beautiful antique shops, and breathtaking natural beauty. We have dedicated our careers to fighting for employees in Tennessee, and we are especially honored to protect the workers’ rights of our Columbia, TN neighbors.
At Collins & Hunter we provide exclusive services for employment discrimination and various employee rights issues. Located just outside Nashville, TN, we are well-positioned to serve the rights of employees in Columbia and throughout the state.
If you have been involved in a dispute with your employer, it can be difficult to determine whether an employer’s actions are illegal. That is where we come in, by helping make these important determinations. We can also help you alleviate concerns and answer questions you may have about possible consequences of taking action.
Benefits of Choosing Us as Your Columbia Employment Lawyer
Nearly 90-95% of employment related cases get resolved outside of the courtroom. Many Columbia, Tennessee employment lawyers choose mediation or reach a settlement with the other party. That large number shows that many attorneys fail to have enough experience within the courtroom. Any type of harassment or discrimination is a serious matter, and you need an experienced attorney on your side throughout the entire process.
We are dedicated to revealing truths, supportive to those who have been wronged, and relentless when fighting on your behalf.
PRIMARY AREAS OF PRACTICE
Discrimination & Harassment
Harassment is any form of conduct that intimidates, frightens, annoys, and/or threatens a person. Discrimination is unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. Discrimination and harassment can take many forms.
Wrongful termination is when an employer fires an employee under direct violation of federal, state, and/or local laws. If there was a breach of contract on the employers behalf, that also falls under this category.
Any unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. There are two different sexual harassment claim types, and each state varies with their protection laws.
Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because the person has a disability.
EEOC Practice & Guidelines
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has strict guidelines in all aspects of the hiring, employment, and firing process. EEOC enforces federal laws that make discrimination against an applicant or employee illegal when it is based on age, sex (pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation), race, color, disability, religion, national origin, and/or genetic information. It is important for you to understand your rights and know when they are being violated. We follow the EEOC practices throughout our entire process.
We regularly work on cases involving EEOC guidelines, such as harassment (including sexual harassment), wrongful termination, retaliation, Title IX discrimination, as well as discrimination based on race, sex, nation of origin, age, or pregnancy.