+ Years Experience
A Healthy Work Environment Isn’t Luck.
It’s The Law.
Every worker deserves the opportunity to earn a living in a safe, supportive environment, and to be evaluated on the merits and quality of their job performance. Unfortunately, things don’t always happen the way they should in the workplace, or even as the law mandates.
At J Sharpe, we represent employees in a wide array of industries, and at all employment levels, who feel that their rights have been violated on the job. We have over 30 years of expertise representing employees in all areas of practice, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour disputes, and conflicts surrounding medical leave.
Whether in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, we are committed to being steadfast advocates for our clients. If you’ve been wronged in the workplace, we’re prepared to doggedly pursue the accountability and results you deserve to make things right.
Employee Rights. Protected.
Ill will and upset feelings that arise from a workplace dispute don’t always translate into a viable legal case. That is, not every workplace conflict can or should end in litigation. For that reason, please complete our case evaluation form so we can examine the specifics of your situation. If you have a case, we’ll tell you. If you don’t, we’ll tell you that as well. We’re here to resolve workplace disputes, not needlessly prolong them when there’s no clear legal remedy.
What Happened To You, Matters To Us.
We can take action on your behalf in a number of different practice areas, including:
Sexual and Racial Harassment
If you’ve been subjected to unwanted lewd or offensive conduct at work (including explicit comments/jokes, inappropriate touching, or obscene pictures), felt pressured to engage in a sexual relationship with a superior, or been treated differently due to your race or ethnicity, you might have grounds for legal remedy.
If you feel you’ve been treated differently than your colleagues or have been fired by your employer because of your race, gender, religion, sex (including being pregnant), age, disability or gender identity, you may be able to take legal action.
If you have been fired by your employer in breach of the terms of your employment contract, or a North Carolina law, then you may have a case against your employer.
Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
You are entitled to take up to three months of leave from work for medical reasons without any repercussions from your employer under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Contract Disputes and Negotiation
We can advocate on your behalf in disputes over a variety of employment contracts. These include executive employment contracts, non-disclosure or non-compete agreements, severance agreements, and independent consulting agreements.
Retaliation and Whistleblowing
It is illegal for you to be subjected to demotion, harassment or firing after reporting misconduct or unlawful practices against your employer.
Wage and Hour Disputes
We will fight for your rights in matters involving the payment of overtime and the non-payment of wages.
On Your Side. By Your Side.
Every Step Of The Way.
The information that you obtain from this site does not constitute nor is it intended to constitute legal advice. Always consult with an attorney for advice regarding your specific situation. While we welcome your inquiries by telephone and email, your communications with this office does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Until such time as the attorney-client relationship is established, please refrain from sending any confidential information to us.