Victims of a sexually charged and hostile working environment; employees who have had employment or advancement in employment conditioned upon the granting of sexual favors; or, employees who have been retaliated against because they have rejected sexual advances or complained about sexual harassment.
Governmental employees who have been discriminated against because they have reported in good faith violations of law committed by their employers or co-workers as well as certain private sector employees who may be protected by statute.
Employees who have been discriminated against because they are over the age of forty. Race, Sex and National Origin Discrimination Employees who have been discriminated against because of their race, sex or national origin.
Employees who have been retaliated against for having engaged in protected activity including reporting discrimination, sexual harassment or filing claims for workers compensation benefits.
Claims for termination in violation of an employment contract or failure to pay stipulated compensation under an employment agreement, including bonuses or commissions.
Defamation, slander, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and tortious interference with contractual or business relationships in the workplace.
The firm also counsels with employees concerning severance agreements, employment contracts, covenants not to compete and similar legal issues arising out of the employment relationship.
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“"Ms. Hatcher is a very Professional and Knowledgeable Lawyer, especially in Labor Law. She went to great lengths in the resolution of my case. She kept me current on the status of the case every step of the way. I would highly recommend her to anybody involve in Labor disputes. I am proud to give her five stars for her performance on my cases."”
“"Attorneys Steve Thorpe is the top employment attorney in Dallas, and in Texas. In addition to his Doctor of Law similarly held by other Dallas attorneys, Steve Thorpe holds the rare Master of Laws in Labor Law (LLM) which was awarded by SMU. Truly, I didn't know what I had until I was sitting beside Mr. Thorpe in a Federal courtroom, and after 1 week of an arduous trial, was awarded $842,000.00 by a jury of my peers. Because Mr. Thorpe was giving his time to the Dallas EEOC, he was fighting for me, and for the civil rights of all women. He told the Dallas Morning News, "Women have a right to complain about sexual harassment" in the workplace. (I had faced obvious and serious retaliation at work for my complaint of sexual harassment by an NFL player.) It was a good day for the truth, and a great day to have Steve Thorpe representing women and representing me in Dallas. Thank you Mr. Thorpe. -Karen Austen, PhD, ACSM-EP."”