Our employment law firm was founded in 2009, and for more than ten years we have been providing forward-thinking legal counsel and advocacy for our clients. We provide consultations and legal advice for clients in multiple areas of employment law.
The Noble Law has a long-standing reputation for no-nonsense authenticity, and that’s why we’re taken seriously when we represent a client in a workplace dispute. You can count on us for candid advice and a comprehensive legal strategy to help you stand up for yourself in your workplace. Whether you’ve been wronged by your employer, are negotiating an executive contract, or have found yourself in a toxic workplace, we’re here for you.
When you choose to work with The Noble Law, you gain access to our experienced attorneys and our compassionate, personalized service. We are committed to educating our clients on their legal rights and strategies they can utilize moving forward. Whether or not you choose to work with us, we want you to have the resources you need to achieve your goals. Our employment lawyers provide representation for clients in North Carolina and South Carolina, with offices in Charlotte, Mt Pleasant, and Chapel Hill. Learn more about our practice areas, and if you’re ready to schedule a consultation, please get in touch today. If you are unable to visit our employment law firm in person, we’re happy to video conference with you to discuss your situation.
Executive Compensation Disputes
Executives from all industries seek legal counsel from our employment law firm to negotiate employment contracts, bonus plans, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements. Here at The Noble Law, we also advocate for women who have been discriminated against because of their gender and we are proud to do our part to help break the glass ceiling. Also, if you are an executive whose employer has breached their contract, we are here to represent you and hold them accountable. Learn more about the executive compensation disputes here, or schedule a consultation at our North Carolina or South Carolina offices.
We provide representation in the following:
- Employment Contracts
- Gender Gap/Glass Ceiling
- Breach of Contract
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Severance Agreements
We offer a flat-rate review of executive employment contracts and our employment law attorneys are often able to review your contract and conference with you over phone or video within 48 hours. In executive pay packages, much of the compensation comes in the form of equity. This type of pay structure is designed to incentivize the executive to help grow the company, but it also comes with risk. Our employment lawyers can help you understand the extent of this risk so that you can be well-informed when you negotiate and sign your executive employment contract.
Your executive employment contract will determine both your role in the company and your legal obligations to your employer. Having an experienced executive employment lawyer on your side can help the process go more smoothly and help you be more confident in your decision.
There are many different types of workplace harassment, and you do not have to put up with any of them. You deserve to feel safe at work, and it is your employer’s legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that you do. The employment lawyers here at Noble Law are here to help you protect your rights and improve your work situation. Learn more about workplace harassment and schedule a consultation with one of our employment lawyers in North Carolina or South Carolina to discuss your situation. Know that you don’t have to go it alone. We’re here for you and will help you fight back.
We provide representation in assisting clients in the following types of workplace harassment:
There are a few steps you should take before deciding to file a harassment case. If you are able, try to confront the person who is mistreating you. This puts the person who is harassing you on notice and can help you prove later on that the behavior was unwelcome and that you did not willingly participate in it. In some sexual harassment cases, the offender tries to claim that the defendant found things like lewd jokes and catcalls flattering.
If a conversation doesn’t resolve the issue — or if the issue is too serious to attempt a conversation, such as workplace assault — the next step is to file a harassment or discrimination complaint to your HR department. This gives your company an opportunity to investigate and resolve the problem internally. It also protects your legal rights because, in order to hold a company liable in a workplace harassment case, you need to demonstrate that the company knew about the harassment and had the opportunity to remedy the harassment.
If you are still being harassed at your workplace, you can begin the filing for legal action. An employment lawyer here at The Noble Law can help you with this step, as well as help you determine whether there are other options for remediation outside of the legal system (such as the steps listed above). We can help you file an administrative charge with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and then begin the steps to either settle or mediate the dispute or file a lawsuit.
Fighting workplace harassment can be overwhelming and emotionally exhausting. The Noble Law employment law firm is here for you.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful to discriminate in hiring, discharge, promotion, referral, and other facets of employment. While Title VII is the primary civil rights law regarding workplace discrimination, other acts, such as the Equal Pay Act and Americans with Disabilities Act also prevent you from workplace discrimination.
In an ideal world, all people would be treated with equity. However, Title VII is more than 50 years old and has been interpreted in a variety of ways, often by white, male judges. As such, the field of employment law is fraught, and often Americans aren’t protected from discrimination to the extent that we would like to see. Nevertheless, our employment lawyers are proud to defend and represent employees facing intolerable workplace discrimintaion. No person should be treated unfavorably because of their race, skin color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or age.
We provide representation for clients in the following types of workplace discrimination:
- Wage Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- National Origin Discrimination
- Disability Rights
Here at The Noble Law, we are proud to be allies and advocates for our clients and our legal team focuses exclusively on employment law. When you choose to work with one of our employment attorneys, you can trust our confidence and experience in resolving employment disputes of all kinds, including workplace discrimination.
We also support clients in cases of workplace harassment, which is a form of discrimination. Workplace harassment occurs when pervasive offensive conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or abusive work environment.
Pay, Overtime, & Leave
Employees in the U.S. have the right to be free of discrimination in their compensation. That means you have the right to be paid all that you were promised in regular payments and to be paid equal pay for equal work. We also provide legal advice to workers who are seeking overtime pay for work over 40 hours a week and meal or rest breaks. If you have any legal issues that fall under the umbrella of pay, overtime, and leave, The Noble Law can help. Learn more about this area of employment law and schedule a consultation at one of our offices.
Our employment attorneys also support employees whose employers have violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under FMLA, workers have the right to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for qualifying conditions. These conditions include the birth of a child, serious injury or illness, placement of a child in your home, and leave for military caregivers. As an employment law firm, we work to defend employees whose employer has interfered with their FMLA rights. If an employer denies leave or ends your employment because you took or requested leave, they may be liable.
We provide representation in the following:
Our law firm focuses solely on employment law, which means we understand the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) inside and out. We know what your employer is legally required to do and when they are liable. Whether it’s wage theft, equal pay, or other employment law issues we can provide legal advice. If you believe you have a case and are looking for an advocate, contact our employment attorneys today.
Retaliation & Whistleblower
The law provides specific protection against retaliation for any employee who is engaging in “protected” activity. Protected activities can take a variety of forms, such as filing an OSHA complaint or reporting unlawful discrimination. Sometimes our clients who are pursuing discrimination or harassment cases face retaliation from their employer simply because they are asserting their rights or complaining of unlawful employment practice. Know that while retaliation is narrowingly defined, the law exists to encourage you to speak up and defend your rights in the workplace.
Whistleblowers often face workplace retaliation. A whistleblower is defined as someone who reports or exposes illegal or unethical behavior with the purpose of ending that behavior. If you, as a whistleblower, have performed any kind of legally-protected activity, you are entitled to be protected from retaliation. That means your employer cannot fire you, take disciplinary action, reduce your pay, deny you benefits, or treat you unfavorably because you reported their wrongful or illegal activity. If you have spoken out against your employer, or are considering filing a complaint but are afraid to do so, our employment attorneys can help. Get in touch with The Noble Law firm today in North Carolina and South Carolina, or over a video conference.
Along with defending and supporting the rights of workers, we also act as professional third-party workplace investigators for municipal employers. Our lead employment attorney is an Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) Certificate Holder and a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators. We bring the legal knowledge and skills required to provide you with comprehensive report findings that are free from accusations of bias.
We can review misconduct claims, current policies, training and reporting procedures, internal protocols, and more. We will also give an oral presentation summarizing the findings and provide recommendations for appropriate corrective or disciplinary measures. Our goal is to make workplaces as equitable as possible and that includes helping employers make their company safe and compliant. If you’re a municipal employer considering conducting a neutral, third-party workplace investigation, contact our employment law firm in Charlotte, Chapel Hill, or Mt Pleasant.
The Noble Law
Our employment law firm provides forward-thinking legal counsel and representation to our clients in Charlotte, Raleigh and South Carolina. With our team of employment attorneys, we are able to cover a wide range of practice areas in employment law. When you choose to work with The Noble Law, we will work to make sure you have a clear understanding of your options and will provide you with strategies to move forward, whether you choose to do so with our law firm, someone else, or on your own. We pride ourselves on the personal attention and compassion we bring to all of our clients, as well as the assertive representation we provide them in all of our practice areas.