Hensel Law, PLLC
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Services

Employment Representation.

Areas of Practice

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Race Discrimination

Race discrimination in employment is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These cases are filed with the EEOC and have stringent deadlines with often-difficult pleading requirements and standards of proof. Our team has successfully represented employees and employers, and we hope to help you secure a fantastic outcome to this unfortunate situation.


Religious Discrimination

Religious discrimination in employment is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These cases are filed with the EEOC and have stringent deadlines with often-difficult pleading requirements and standards of proof. Our team has successfully represented employees and employers, and we hope to help you secure a fantastic outcome to this unfortunate situation.


Age Discrimination

Age discrimination in employment is illegal under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. These cases are filed with the EEOC and have stringent deadlines with often-difficult pleading requirements and standards of proof. Our team has successfully represented employees and employers, and we hope to help you secure a fantastic outcome to this unfortunate situation.


Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in employment is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These cases are filed with the EEOC and have stringent deadlines with often-difficult pleading requirements and standards of proof. Our team has successfully represented employees and employers, and we hope to help you secure a fantastic outcome to this unfortunate situation.


Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA")

The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") is known as the "minimum age/maximum hour" law. It sets standards for minimum wages nationwide, and provides protections for employees working for covered employers. Often, this overlaps with the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act or can be left out entirely in favor of a Wage and Hour Act Claim.



Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA")

The Family Medical Leave Act provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-secured leave for eligible employees working for eligible employers. The definitions of the FMLA can be tricky, and compliance is often difficult, even for trained HR professionals. Hensel Law will work to help you secure the best possible outcome for your FMLA case.


Sex Discrimination

Sex discrimination in employment is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These cases are filed with the EEOC and have stringent deadlines with often-difficult pleading requirements and standards of proof. Our team has successfully represented employees and employers, and we hope to help you secure a fantastic outcome to this unfortunate situation.


Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination in employment is illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. These cases are filed with the EEOC and have stringent deadlines with often-difficult pleading requirements and standards of proof. Our team has successfully represented employees and employers, and we hope to help you secure a fantastic outcome to this unfortunate situation.


Hostile Work Environment

Hostile work environments in employment based on one of the above protected classes is illegal under various Federal laws. However, in North Carolina, the hostile work environment must be due to a protected class—general "my boss treated me unfairly" claims are not recognized. Hensel Law may be able to help make sure your claim gets the courtroom attention it deserves.


Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act ("REDA")

The North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (better known as "REDA") prohibits retaliation for several protected activities. These include filing a Wage and Hour complaint, an OSHA complaint, or a Workers Compensation claim. Hensel Law can help you with your REDA claim.



Color Discrimination

Discrimination in employment based on color is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is not the same as race discrimination, and refers to discrimination against individuals by color, often within the same race. For example, darker skinned African Americans who are being treated worse than lighter skinned African Americans would fall into this category.


National Origin Discrimination

Discrimination in employment based on national origin is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is an often-misunderstood category that refers to discrimination against individuals by national origin, often within the same race. For example, Asian Americans from Vietnam being treated worse than Asian Americans from Japan would fall into this category.


Failure to Accommodate

Under various Federal laws including Title VII and the ADA, employers must provide reasonable accommodations to certain classes of employees. This often involves an employee's disability or religion. These cases are filed with the EEOC and have tight filing deadlines. We have experience litigating and proving failure to accommodate cases in Federal court.


Wage and Hour

The North Carolina Wage and Hour Act imposes strict regulations on employers as to when, how, and how much they pay their employees. The penalties for an employer who violates the Wage and Hour Act can be quite severe, and an employee can see a significant recovery for such violations. Hensel Law is ready to help you navigate this highly technical law.


Contracts and non-compete Agreements

Hensel Law can assist employers and employees with contract drafting, review, and litigation for employment contracts and severance agreements. Of particular note in North Carolina are non-compete agreements, which have strict technical requirements and can be difficult to enforce. Contact us today for help with your contract matter.