Lexington Employment Lawyer
Protecting the Rights of Employers & Employees
At Fowler Bell PLLC, we are invested in protecting our clients’ rights in employment and labor law matters. Our employment lawyers bring in-depth knowledge and decades of practical experience to the aid of family-run businesses, national corporations, insurance companies, and other clients across Kentucky and beyond.
If you are an employee or employer in need of expert legal assistance, contact our Lexington employment law attorneys today for a consultation. (859) 252-7600
Experienced Employment Lawyers in Lexington, KY
Our employment law attorneys have successfully represented both employers and employees across Kentucky. Often, these cases can be complex and emotionally charged, so we provide calm, calculated services to achieve results.
Our team has worked with small market local businesses as well as larger, state-wide, and national businesses. With each new case, we bring along world-class expertise and attentive customer support. Schedule a consultation with our employment attorneys to discuss your needs today.
Our Lexington Employment & Labor Law Services
We offer employment and labor law services related to the following:
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Discrimination (age, gender, religion, sex) claims
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Noncompete agreements (both pre- and post-employment)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations
- Sexual harassment
- Unemployment compensation
- Wage and hour disputes
- Whistleblower litigation
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Wrongful termination
Schedule a consultation with our qualified employment lawyers in Lexington to learn more about the employment matters we handle. (859) 252-6700
Why Choose Fowler Bell's Employment Law Group
We are adept at proactively advising clients on litigation-avoidance strategies and avoiding litigation where possible. We are also known for efficiently resolving employment-related disputes when they arise.
From allegations of discriminatory hiring practices to claims involving workplace safety violations, we are keen advocates who can utilize either litigation or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods to achieve satisfactory outcomes. We have fought for the rights of both employers and employees.
Recognized Leaders in Kentucky Employment and Labor Law
Our attorneys are widely recognized for their extensive knowledge in employment law and have repeatedly been asked to speak at various educational seminars and meetings. Past topics have ranged from “Kentucky Employment Law Updates” to “The Impact of Technology on Employment Disputes.”
How Fowler Bell Will Defend Your Rights
Fowler Bell can defend your rights whether you are an employer or an employee. We recognize that the laws and regulations that govern employment often come under attack.
Our goal is to explain your rights as an employee or employer under both state and federal law. Our employment law firm utilizes our collective years of experience to provide expert legal counsel tailored to your unique situation. You can count on our dedicated legal team to protect your legal rights and act only in your best interests. Our employment attorneys will secure justice and ensure the responsible party is held accountable.
When you need skilled and ethical legal counsel, turn to the Lexington employment law attorneys at Fowler Bell.
Employment Law FAQs
As an employee, you have the right to take legal action against your employer if they acted illegally. It is unlawful for an employer to:
- Pay you less than the minimum wage
- Require you to work “off the clock.”
- Fire you for reporting unsafe working conditions or sexual harassment
- Classify you as an independent contractor when you are an employee
- Fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Discriminate against you for your race, gender, age, or sexual orientation
- Fail to pay you overtime
If you feel your employer acted illegally, we strongly recommend contacting our legal team to discuss the matter in greater detail.
In employment law, “at-will” typically refers to the relationship between employee and employer. This means that most employees can be hired and terminated at any time (with some exceptions at the state and federal levels). However, not all employees are “at-will,” so careful consideration must be given in hiring, promotion, demotion, or firing decisions.
If you believe that your employee or employer is doing something unlawful, you can gather evidence with email, video, or other methods deemed admissible under a legal case. Make sure that you have a plan before it’s too late, and save the evidence you need to win your case!