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Dallas and New York Employment Discrimination Attorney

Although employees have limited rights, employers can be held liable for wrongful discharge, employment retaliation and sexual harassment that violate employee rights in the workplace. You are protected from wrongful termination and employee discrimination in hiring, promotion, discipline and job assignments decisions that are based on your:

  • Race, color, national origin, religion or gender (Civil Rights Act of 1964);
  • Age (Age Discrimination Act);
  • Pregnancy leave or family leave to care for a spouse or child, whether paid or unpaid leave
    (Family Medical Leave Act – FMLA);
  • Status as a pregnant woman (Pregnancy Discrimination Act);
  • Disability, including the employer's unwillingness to make accommodations
    (Americans with Disabilities Act – (ADA);
  • Your use of, or request to use, employee benefits such as medical insurance or retirement funds (ERISA);
  • Your status as a member of the U.S. Military (USERRA);
  • Your status as a member of a union (NLRB); and
  • Your attempt to speak with co-workers about issues in the workplace.

We Believe in Fair Treatment by Employers

Kilgore Law has practiced employment law for over two decades. These days, many employment law matters are resolved by arbitration. We have represented clients in numerous arbitrations and jury trials, winning settlements large and small for our clients. Kilgore Law aims to settle most employment law cases BEFORE trial.


We help our clients with their employment claims. Click on this link to contact us for a free 15-minute telephone consultation. We can help you understand your situation from a legal perspective.


Employment DiscriminationOur employment law lawyers are sensitive to the legal, economic and emotional dynamics that arise when the employment relationship is abused. We use tact and diplomacy in pursuing favorable resolution of employee rights in the workplace.

Our Clients Tell Us

Click on this link to read some of the many client testimonials that people have sent to thank our employee rights attorneys for getting them back on track. Kilgore Law can do the same for you.

We Protect the Employee Rights of Our Clients

You are protected from wrongful termination and employee discrimination in hiring, promotion, discipline and job assignment decisions based on the fact that you engaged in certain actions, including:

  • You refused to engage in unlawful acts;
  • You reported your employer to the authorities for unlawful behavior;
  • You complained to your employer about employment discrimination; or
  • You discussed working conditions or salary with your coworkers (NLRB).

Unfairly Treated by Your Employer?

If you were denied employee benefits to which you were lawfully entitled, if you experienced employee discrimination at your workplace, or if you were denied your equal employment opportunity rights, our employment law lawyers can help. Kilgore Law pursues a variety of legal remedies, according to the goals of our clients, such as:

  • Reinstatement, promotion or reassignment;
  • Monetary damages for economic losses and emotional distress;
  • Punitive damages;
  • Recouping legal fees.

Defamed in a Performance Review?

Kilgore Law also handles defamation claims that arise in a variety of employment contexts including performance reviews, intra-corporate communications, employee conduct investigations, management disciplinary actions, employment termination meetings and post-employment job references. To establish a claim for defamation in Texas or New York, an employee must show that an employer made a false statement about him or her that was published, that it caused the plaintiff harm and that the employer made the statement with malice. The most common defamation claims involve allegations of illegal drug use, dishonesty, business fraud or sexual harassment.

Reach Out to Us

To learn more about our employment discrimination and defamation law practice or to schedule an appointment to discuss matters in confidence with an employment law attorney at our Dallas or New York office, contact us. We offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation with a Kilgore attorney to help you understand your situation from a legal perspective and whether or how to proceed with an action.

Testimonial
"After I expressed my concerns to the CEO of my company about discrimination I had witnessed against older and foreign-born employee, the politics accelerated. I became isolated by management and removed from project work. The stress eroded my health and soon I looked for an attorney. I am grateful for the understanding and professionalism I encountered in Bob Goodman. He helped clarify the situation and gave me time to decide how to proceed. He filed a claim with the Texas EEOC, negotiated an exit strategy, and secured a positive outcome for me."
- NP, Employment Discrimination Matter, 2014

"Thank you, Bob Goodman, for your assistance and patience… You are very professional…with integrity and compassion. May the Lord be with you and your family."
- Debra, Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act Suit, 2009
Citations

Suit claiming defamation, employment discrimination and employment retaliation:
Schirle v. Sokudo USA LLC

Pegram v. Honeywell, Inc., 361 F.3d 272 (5th Cir. 2004), Race Discrimination

McKinney v. Montgomery Kone, Inc., 2004 WL 813204 (N.D. Tex. 2004), Three Plaintiffs, Race Discrimination


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