We Protect The Rights Of Employees

A job is often the source of a person's livelihood. Your job puts food on the table and a roof over your head and allows you to provide for your family in countless other ways. Losing a job could send you into serious financial hardship, which is why many people hesitate to speak up when they are treated unfairly at work.

If you are not getting paid what you deserve or are facing unfair treatment for something that is out of your control, it is important to speak with an experienced employment law attorney. Every employee in western North Carolina has rights that are protected by state and federal laws. At the Law Office of David A. Wijewickrama in Waynesville, we have the experience and resources to help you understand your rights and ensure that they are upheld in your workplace.

Communication is one of our main priorities. We believe the more you know about your case, the better equipped you are to make the right decisions. We will stay in close touch throughout the life of your case.

Protecting Your Right To A Fair And Safe Workplace When Your Employer Won't

At our firm, we handle all types of employment law matters, including:

  • Executive contracts and compensation: We will carefully review any employment and compensation contract you are considering to ensure that it is in your best interests. Contact us before you sign.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act: Employees throughout North Carolina qualify to take up to 12 weeks of leave for family or health-related issues. If your employer refuses to allow it or penalizes you for taking leave, we can help protect you.
  • Whistleblower claims: Many employees are fired or demoted after reporting unethical or illegal behavior at work. Retaliation is illegal, and we can help you seek justice.
  • Workers' compensation matters: If you were injured on the job, you may qualify for workers' compensation, which can help cover medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages.
  • Workplace discrimination: It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, pregnancy, disability and other attributes.
  • State law torts: Occasionally, inappropriate behavior at work falls outside the bounds of typical discrimination and harassment. We can help you determine if your situation may be considered tortious interference or infliction of emotional distress.

Let Us Relieve Your Burden

We understand the stress associated with any type of employment law matter. Whether you are dealing with discrimination or retaliation or need to ensure that your employment contract is in your best interests, we will be ready to take on the burden for you.

We take pride in our ability to provide effective legal guidance in a timely manner. We will work closely with you to ensure that you understand your options and their possible outcomes. Attorney David A. Wijewickrama and paralegal Kasey Carstens will be your biggest advocates as they help you chart a path toward a resolution that makes sense for you.

We Can Protect Your Rights. Call Us For A Consultation.

We would like to discuss your employment law matter in a free consultation. To schedule a time to meet with our lawyer, please call 828-452-5801 or contact us by email.