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San Antonio Employment Lawyers Seek Fair Treatment for Workers

Experienced Texas firm covers employees in Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Wilson counties

Bringing a legal action against an employer can be intimidating even when you’re confident that the law is on your side. In these situations, representation from an experienced employment attorney can help you assert your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve. The South Texas attorneys of Sanford Law Firm are strong advocates in the courtroom, at the negotiation table and during administrative proceedings. From our office in San Antonio, we pursue relief for victims of discrimination, wrongful termination and other types of employer misconduct.

Thorough attorneys litigate all types of discrimination actions

Our accomplished labor and employment attorneys represent victims of workplace discrimination throughout the San Antonio area, including Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Wilson counties. It’s important to remember that not every type of discrimination is prohibited by law. For example, sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under either federal or Texas statutes. We can help where workers have been mistreated due to their:

  • Race and national origin — Whether you weren’t considered for a position, or you were fired or demoted, we take assertive action against employers who made decisions based on your ethnic background.
  • Religion — Religious discrimination can involve adverse job actions as well as instances where time off wasn’t given for a worker to worship or observe a religious holiday.
  • Gender and pregnancy — Despite the advances that women have made in the workplace, many are still paid less than their male counterparts who do the same job, and some are not given fair chances at promotion. With decades of experience, we can identify illegal patterns that give rise to gender and pregnancy discrimination claims.
  • Age — Even if another reason is given for the dismissal, demotion or job change of a worker 40 years of age or older, our lawyers can advise whether they might be able to seek relief under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
  • Disability — The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for workers who have a disability but can still do the job.
  • Citizenship status — According to federal law, employers may not treat individuals differently based on citizenship or immigration status. This means that U.S. citizens, green-card holders, people seeking or granted asylum, and others who are in the country lawfully must have equal access to jobs, promotions and benefits.

Some cases of unlawful employment discrimination can be remedied through effective communication, but if that is not possible, we will file a claim with the Civil Rights Division of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). That state body works in conjunction with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Where litigation is required to obtain proper compensation, we will initiate a lawsuit.

Skilled advocates represent victims of wrongful termination

An unjust firing places significant emotional and financial stress on the victim and their family. You might have been told that because Texas is an “at will” state, Texas employers have the right to fire anyone for any reason or no reason. While businesses have wide latitude in this regard, a fired worker can bring a wrongful termination action if the dismissal violates the law or a contractual provision. If you suspect that your release was motivated by discrimination or retaliation, our lawyers will evaluate the facts and advise if you can obtain replacement pay or other remedies.

Contact a knowledgeable Texas employment lawyer to schedule a consultation

Sanford Law Firm handles a full range of Texas employment matters, including wage, wrongful termination and discrimination claims. Please call 833-295-1994 or contact us online to make an appointment. We are always willing to work within your schedule. Our office is in San Antonio on Stone Oak Parkway.

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  • San Antonio Office
    18756 Stone Oak Parkway
    Suite #200, Room #201
    San Antonio, Texas 78258
    Phone: 479-264-7598
    Fax: 888-787-2040
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    One Financial Center, 650 S. Shackleford
    Suite 411
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
    Phone: 501-221-0088
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    103 West Parkway Avenue
    Suite C
    Russellville, Arkansas 72801
    Phone: 479-880-0088
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