North Carolina Employment Law Attorney
Because North Carolina is an "at will" employment state, employers have the legal right to terminate an employee at any time, generally for any reason. However, employers may not lawfully terminate an employee for reasons that discriminate on the basis of race, age, gender, religion, national origin or handicap. Employers may not lawfully terminate or retaliate against an employee for reasons that violate the public policy of the state of North Carolina. In addition, employees of federal, state or local governments may have certain protections to due process of law (dismissal for just cause) not available to private sector employees. Finally, employees with a written employment agreement may have certain contractual rights that can be enforced.
Contact Crawford & Crawford, LLP to discuss your employment law concerns.
Experienced Employment Law Attorney: Robert Crawford
Robert Crawford at Crawford & Crawford, LLP has many years experience in government service and has thorough knowledge of North Carolina state employee law. He dedicates his legal career to protecting your rights and your career. Because we are a small firm, your case receives the personal care and attention it deserves. Our extensive knowledge of state employee law can be put to work on your behalf if you believe you have been discriminated against or discharged without just cause. We provided experienced counsel through negotiations, trial and civil appeals. You can rest assured that if we accept your case, we will build compelling arguments to further and protect your interests.
Robert Crawford accepts select cases involving:
- Employment discrimination based on race, age, gender, religion, etc.
- Sexual harassment including hostile work environment
- Termination of employment
- Termination of government employees without just cause
- Termination of employment for reasons that violate public policy
- Severance agreements
- Other Employment Contracts (including restrictive covenants)
- Non-compete Agreements
In addition, Crawford & Crawford, LLP, advises and represents professionals and business executives with respect to employment contracts, particularly any restrictive covenants, such as non-compete clauses, confidentiality agreements or non-solicitation provisions. We will advise you on these matters to ensure the agreements serve your best interests.