Employment Law Attorneys Can Help Protect Your Business
Your most valuable assets are your employees. You do all that you can to treat them well, give them the respect they deserve and compensate them appropriately, but things don’t always go smoothly. At some point your company will likely be accused of unfair termination, discrimination, union disputes, harassment, retaliation or something else. At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, we help you obey state and federal labor laws. We can help with everything from day-to-day issues such as creating employee contracts and manuals to handling problems between disgruntled employees and the company.
In addition to litigation, we can help with employment issues such as:
- Creating employee handbooks
- Drafting employment contracts
- Writing non-compete clauses
- Making severance agreements
- Advice in structuring your company or partnership
Employment Claims Defense
No matter how adversarial the situation is between your company and the employee or person who’s brought claims against the company, we are skilled at arbitration and mediation. If the case needs to go to court, we can handle that at both the state and national levels. We aim to give you wise counsel from our many years of experience, and will work tirelessly to successfully resolve your case quickly.
Wrongful Termination Claims
There are complex laws that govern how employers are required to treat their employees, past employees and even past applicants. We understand these laws and can help you if someone accuses you of violating them. Wrongful termination is a complex area of the law and we help to determine whether or not there was an unlawful reason for the termination.
In Virginia, employment is “at-will” which means that most wrongful discharge claims get dismissed before they go to trial. In this case, disgruntled employees will turn to tort claims and defamation to hold the employer responsible. Our team is experienced in handling these cases and does everything possible to achieve a successful outcome.
As an employer, you need to ensure you comply with Title VII, the federal law that prohibits discrimination based on color, race, sex, national origin or religion. We can help bring you into compliance and defend you against claims of violation.
Partner with Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig to Protect Your Company
You’ve worked hard to build a reputable and successful business; don’t let all your efforts, time and money go to waste due to a dispute or claim by a former employee. At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, we have a team of skilled employment lawyers who work to preserve your reputation and protect your rights as an employer. We’ve served as employment and wage counsel for the attorney general of Virginia and have hundreds of satisfied clients throughout the past decade.