Employment & Labor Law

The attorneys at the Curwood Law Firm represent 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

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