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200 N. Spring Street
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
Tel: (866) 941-1875

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Employment Law and Discrimination in Arkansas

What is covered by employment law

Employment law covers the statutes and regulations governing labor relations and employment issues, such as collective bargaining, discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, occupational safety, and wage and hour requirements.  At Simpson & Simpson, P.A., we handle many of these cases, including those involving:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Benefit review processes
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Employment at will
  • Employment practices
  • Family and medical leave
  • Hiring
  • Job assignments
  • OSHA
  • Pre-employment interviews
  • Private employment
  • Promotions
  • Public employment
  • References
  • Retaliatory discharge
  • Sexual harassment
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Wage and hour law
  • Workplace safety
  • Workplace injury
  • Wrongful termination

Civil rights cases

Federal statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as well as state laws protect employees from discrimination based on:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Sex
  • Color
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • National origin

In addition, the U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons, without having to worrying about losing their jobs.

Relief—the remedies—for employment discrimination is designed to make you whole, as you would have been had discrimination not occurred.  These remedies may include:

  • Back pay
  • Hiring
  • Promotion
  • Reinstatement
  • Front pay
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • Attorney's fees
  • Expert witness fees
  • Court costs
  • Punitive damages

Employment discrimination cases are extremely time-sensitive.  You have less than six months after the discrimination occurs to file your complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  If you do not meet this deadline, you forfeit your right to file suit under Title VII.  Therefore, it is vital that you meet with an attorney as soon as you have been wronged.

Discrimination cases can be difficult to prove because so many factors make up job performance.  If your employer or prospective employer has discriminated against you unlawfully, you need the help of an experienced and knowledgeable employment discrimination attorney who is not afraid to take your case all the way to court.

Aggressive representation in cases of employment discrimination law

If you have been the victim of illegal discrimination in employment, put our experienced and determined employment lawyers to work on your case.  Contact Simpson & Simpson, P.A. online—or call 866-941-1875—today.