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Leesburg Employment Attorney

Empowering employees

The Attorneys at Simms Showers LLP believe that every worker has dignity from the lowest line worker to the high-paid CEO. No employer should ignore an employee’s rights to pay, benefits, or contracted for terms or conditions of employment.

Virginia and Maryland are at employment “at-will” states, meaning either the employee or the employer may generally end the employment relationship at anytime unless such decision is forbidden by a specific employment law or contract to the contrary. Simms Showers LLP has robust knowledge of the laws that protect you and has a track record of finding creative solutions for its clients.

Simms Showers LLP also protects the rights of workers from abusive colleagues or unscrupulous management or supervisors. Contact our Leesburg employment attorneys for more information or assistance.

Ready to stand up for you

Our employment law attorneys understand that employees are often hesitant to sue their employers or stand up for their wage and hour rights, particularly when their employers are large corporations. We support you through this stressful period of time, advise you as you navigate challenging decisions, seek out solutions, and help you receive the justice you deserve.

We can assist you with cases involving:

  • Defamation
  • Slander
  • Unpaid meal and rest breaks
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Unpaid wages
  • Unemployment
  • Workplace violations
  • Unsafe work conditions
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Challenging discrimination in the workplace

Employment should be based upon your skills, knowledge and experience, not on arbitrary characteristics that do not affect your ability to perform your job. Employers are prohibited from discriminatory practices regarding hiring, promotion, termination, types of assignments and pay. When making decisions, employers cannot legally consider:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Disability

By applying extensive knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws, our attorneys redress the discrimination and level the employment playing field.

Fighting against sexual harassment

You do not have to put up with unwelcome sexual advances, sexist comments, or degrading images and emails at your workplace. These are examples of sexual harassment, which is illegal under both federal (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) and state law. Sexual harassment creates an unpleasant employment atmosphere and perpetuates the impression that gender relegates you to a lower status and position. Although women are most commonly targeted, men can be victims of sexual harassment as well. Responsible parties can include coworkers, supervisors, and the company entity. Harassment can take the form of physical contact, visual images, email transmissions, text or other messages outside of work channels, general derogatory statements, or unwanted romantic overtures. We advocate for your right to work in a professional environment free from harassment.

Simms Showers has the experience to navigate this field. Simms Showers attorneys regularly speak on these topics and often serves as an independent third-party investigator when there are allegations of sexual harassment or other misconduct.

Contact Leesburg employment attorneys advocating for your rights in the workplace

Simms Showers LLP is located in Leesburg, Virginia and represents clients throughout Loudoun County and Northern Virginia. Call us at 703-997-7821 or contact us online to schedule a free phone consultation.

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