Employment & Labor Law

The Curwood Law Firm represents individuals in all types of employment matters. Call us at 804-788-0808 ext. 3 to have your case evaluated. Some of the types of claims we handle are:

Discrimination or Harassment based on:

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Military Status
  • Genetic Information
  • Family or Medical (FMLA) status, such as:
    • Pregnancy
    • Birth or Adoption of a child
    • Serious Health Condition (of yours or immediate family member)
    • Military Deployment (of yours or immediate family member)

Wage and Hour Claims, including:

  • Unpaid Overtime
    • Working over 40 hours per week without overtime pay
    • Misclassification as “salaried/exempt” from overtime (just because your employer says you are “exempt” does not make you “exempt”)
    • “Off the clock” hours (e.g. being told to report only 40 hours while working extra, from home, or on weekends)
    • “Donning/doffing” protective gear or clothing without compensation
    • Working through lunch hour without compensation
    • “On-call” engagement without compensation
  • Unpaid Wages/Salary
  • Unpaid Commissions
  • Law Enforcement/Firefighter Overtime

Retaliation

Sexual Harassment

Whistleblower claims

State (Virginia common law) claims

  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Violations of Virginia public policy
  • Sexual Assault/Battery/Harassment in the workplace
  • Defamation
  • Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Breach of Contract

Federal Employment Laws, including:,

  • Civil Rights Statutes:
    • Title VII
    • 42 U.S.C. 1981
    • 42 U.S.C. 1983
  • ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ADEA – Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • FMLA – Family and Medical Leave Act
    • Denials of family/medical/caregiving leave for:
      • Pregnancy
      • Birth or Adoption of a child
      • Serious Health Condition (of yours or immediate family member)
      • Military Deployment (of yours or immediate family member)
    • Employer retaliation for taking family or medical leave
    • Employer interference with, or attempting to prevent you from taking FMLA leave
    • USERRA – Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
    • Discrimination against military service members
  • FLSA – Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Overtime/Minimum Wage
    • Misclassification of pay status and non-payment of overtime by employer
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Negotiating employment contracts
  • Negotiating severance agreements
  • Disputes over non-compete agreements

Any employment related matter involving:

  • Professional skills or competence
  • Defamatory performance evaluations or slander
  • False bad references

Contact The Curwood Law Firm, PLC

You can reach our case-intake hotline at (804) 788-0808 ext. 3 to begin the process for a case evaluation.

Phone: 804.788.0808
Fax: 804.767.6777

Address: 530 E. Main Street
Suite 710
Richmond, VA 23219

Business Hours: 9 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

You can reach our case-intake hotline at (804) 788-0808 ext. 3 to begin the process for a case evaluation.

*Please note that any communication through this website does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship with us. We will keep all information in strictest confidence in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Virginia State Bar. If you submit your contact information through this website, then someone from our staff may contact you.