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Skillful Waco Lawyer Represents Mistreated Employees

Accomplished Central Texas firm handles a full range of workplace actions

Seeking relief for workplace mistreatment can be intimidating, but an experienced employment lawyer can safeguard your rights and pursue a fair result. At The Law Offices of R. John Cullar in Waco, John Cullar has more than 30 years of experience representing Central Texas clients in all types of employment claims, including discrimination, unpaid overtime and wages, and wrongful termination matters. John Cullar takes a personalized approach to each situation and pursues an appropriate resolution through skillful negotiation and strong advocacy during administrative hearings and trials.

Dedicated advocate assists victims of employment discrimination

The Law Offices of R. John Cullar provides comprehensive legal support to Central Texas clients who have been victimized by discrimination on the job. After reviewing your situation, John Cullar will explain your options under federal or state law if you have been mistreated due to your:

  • Race, religion or ethnicity — Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, religion, or national origin. Not only is disparate treatment prohibited, but so are practices that tend to have a disparate impact on individuals from a certain group.
  • Gender and pregnancy — John Cullar advises women who are denied equal treatment at work, including actions arising under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which makes it illegal to discriminate against a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical condition.
  • Age — Workers 40 years of age or older are protected by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Employers may not discriminate against older workers or enact policies that favor younger workers at the expense of those covered under the ADEA. John Cullar can determine whether adverse job actions are based on age discrimination even if another reason is given to you.
  • Disability — The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability. When someone can perform job tasks, reasonable accommodations must be made so that they can work.

Even if you never became an employee, you are entitled to legal protection during the application and hiring process. The Law Offices of R. John Cullar takes on cases involving all types of discriminatory misconduct, including underpayment, inappropriate assignments, demotions, refusal to promote, and terminations.

Proven attorney litigates wrongful termination claims

Though no justification needs to be given when an employee is dismissed, a wrongful termination claim is possible if you have been discharged for an unlawful reason. For example, a fired employee might be able to obtain legal relief if they have been released due to illegal discrimination based on their membership in a protected group. Retaliatory firings might also be prohibited if the worker was being punished for reporting illegal acts, noting safety violations, exercising their right to seek disability benefits, or engaging in protected union activity.

Seasoned adviser protects clients’ rights to fair wages and overtime pay

Nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours in the workweek must be paid at least one and one-half times their regular pay rate during the overtime hours under the Fair Labor Standards Act. If your employer is trying to evade its responsibility by classifying you improperly as an independent contractor or an exempt worker (such as an executive or salesperson), The Law Offices of R. John Cullar can take prompt action on your behalf. John Cullar will explain the factors that are considered during these determinations. The Law Firm of R. John Cullar also represents employees who have been denied proper wages, rest or meal periods, or reimbursement for work-related expenses.

Effective litigator assists individuals harmed by sexual harassment

The law recognizes two forms of illegal harassment. Quid pro quo harassment exists when a superior seeks a romantic relationship with a subordinate and conditions favorable or unfavorable job treatment based on the employee’s willingness to accept. The other type of harassment claim occurs when offensive conduct becomes so severe or pervasive that it creates a hostile work environment for the victim. A hostile environment can be created by inappropriate touching, offensive comments or explicit materials.

Established lawyer counsels whistleblowers facing job retaliation

The Law Offices of R. John Cullar advocates for employees, including employees of governmental entities or private sector employers, who have reported improper actions committed by their employer or another employee. John Cullar offers experienced counsel to whistleblowers in cases arising from illegal activities such as fraud, safety violations and other types of misconduct. The laws protecting workers in these situations are complex, but The Law Offices of R. John Cullar can outline the legal framework and help you understand how your case might proceed.

Contact an experienced Central Texas employment litigator to make an appointment

The Law Offices of R. John Cullar represents Texas workers in all types of employment law actions, including discrimination, wage, overtime, whistle-blower, and wrongful termination claims. Please call 254-655-5090 or contact John Cullar online to schedule a meeting.

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