Discrimination & Harassment
Discrimination based on race, color, gender/sex, age, disability, national origin, religion, pregnancy, and retaliation are illegal. This conduct can often have a painful and career-altering affect in hiring, conditions of employment, compensation, prospects for promotion, and termination.
Grievances & Administrative Hearings
Representation for employees in the public sector – local government, State, and Federal employees – in formal grievances and other administrative hearings to include the EEOC and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
Representation for licensed professionals in response to disciplinary action from regulatory agencies to include physicians, nurses, teachers, and attorneys.
Representation in claims for unemployment benefits through the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
Employment Contracts & Negotiations
Parson Law understands the legal, business, and professional implications of entering and exiting employment and partnership agreements of all kinds. We have considerable experience negotiating contracts and agreements for our clients in a variety of employment and partnership contexts, and represent them when a party to a contract breaches, threatens to breach, or is accused of breaching an agreement. We also draft employment agreements and advise small employers as to issues with their employees.
Terminations & Separation Agreements
Parson Law represents employees whose employment is ending, including both those who choose to leave their jobs and those whose employers terminate their employment. We negotiate separation agreements to obtain the best possible terms for our clients; if there are legal claims involved, we work with our clients to identify their goals and aggressively pursue those goals through negotiation, litigation, or other means as appropriate.
Whistleblowing & Retaliation
Parson Law advocates for employees who have been illegally retaliated against for reporting misconduct in the workplace, including discrimination, safety issues, and financial wrongdoing. We counsel clients on their options and potential consequences both before and after they complain, whether to their employer or externally, about illegal behavior. We are well-versed in a variety of workplace laws that protect employees against being discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed or otherwise discriminated against for complaining about or reporting certain illegal activity.
Wage & Overtime
Parson Law fights to ensure that workers are paid all the compensation they have earned. We represent workers whose employers have violated federal and/or local laws governing minimum wage, overtime, misclassification, exemptions, tips, commissions, prevailing wages, and other kinds of compensation. We often represent groups of workers who have suffered the same kind of wage theft by the same employer in class or collective actions.