American workers enjoy many important legal protections. Unfortunately, the fact that state and federal laws often offer slightly different protections makes it difficult to understand and exercise your rights – unless you get help from an experienced employment attorney.
Lewis Galloway has directed litigation teams and served as lead counsel in high-stakes employment cases of nearly every type, and his veteran counsel may aid in the evaluation of your potential claims as well. If you believe you have been the victim of illegal treatment in the workplace, LG Law is here to provide the information and guidance you need to do something about it. We will fight to hold your employer accountable for their misconduct and obtain appropriate compensation on your behalf. This may include back pay, front pay, damages for emotional distress, and punitive damages in the case of egregious violations of the law.
We Handle Cases of Every Type
Employment Discrimination and Retaliation
Are you being treated differently than your coworkers purely because of a protected characteristic like age (if over 40), sex/gender, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, or disability? Have you been retaliated against after making reports of discrimination or harassment? LG Law is the smart choice for current and former employees seeking monetary relief who have been the victims of unlawful discrimination and harassment.
If you have been subjected to unwanted sexual advances, comments, or behavior at work you deserve compensation. LG Law has experience with all kinds of harassment cases, including those related to disability, religion, race, and gender. We will fight diligently to protect your right to work in a harassment-free workplace.
Do not fear exposing an employer’s corruption or wrongdoing. The law protects employees from harassment, intimidation, or termination for reporting illegal activities in a wide variety of contexts. LG Law has represented whistleblowers asserting claims under Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Protection Program, and various state laws across the country. We will obtain monetary relief for employees treated unlawfully for doing the right thing.
Employers can fire you for reasons related to your performance, or even for no reason at all. You cannot be fired for an illegal reason, however, and if you refuse to engage in illegal business practices or engage in workplace activities the law considers “protected,” you may be able to assert claims of retaliation. LG Law has represented many clients for claims of this type.
Wage, Hour, & Overtime Violations
Employees earning an hourly wage deserve fair compensation for their work. Employers who fail to pay overtime, alter time records, or misclassify employees as exempt from overtime protections must be held accountable. LG Law represents employees in cases on an individual and class-wide basis to make certain they are paid correctly, and in full.
Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreements
The firm regularly provides counsel to current or former employees regarding the interpretation and enforceability of post-employment agreements. In some cases, the agreements can be modified or may be deemed unenforceable.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Leader in the American Bar Association
- 2008-2016 Super Lawyers® Designation
- 2010-2016 Kansas City Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar”
- Peer Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell