Strategic And Skilled Representation For Business Professionals

Representing High-Level Employees In Complex Disputes

As an employee, your job is more than just a way to provide for your family; it is part of your identity. It is where you spend the better part of your day and a good majority of your mental energy.

The Womack Law Firm provides strong and experienced representation in employment litigation for employees, including executives and others in upper management. Employee disputes can be very complicated, especially for employees with sophisticated responsibilities. There is no substitute for demonstrated courtroom skills and 40-plus years of experience.

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Mr. Womack has a long history of success in employment matters. He will personally sit down with you to listen to your story and explain your legal rights. Then, in close consultation with you, he will take appropriate action. Even if your case is complicated or involves high-level employees and management, he has the knowledge and ability to pursue the most positive outcome possible.

The firm handles all areas of employment law, including:

  • Severance agreements and executive compensation package issues related to equity-based compensation, deferred compensation agreements, change-of-control of employer or employers, golden parachutes, incentive compensation, stock options, restricted stock, performance pay and retirement plans.
  • Noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants on future employment opportunities.
  • Discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, sex or gender, pregnancy, disability or other protected class.
  • Hostile work environments leading to claims of sexual harassment or bullying.
  • Sexual harassment claims related to quid pro quo requests for sex, demands for sexual favors and hostile work environments like offensive jokes, comments and photographs.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations, such as inappropriate denial of medical leave or failing to provide the same or similar position upon return.
  • Wage and hour law (unpaid overtime, Fair Labor Standards Act)
  • Retaliation and wrongful discharge related to whistleblower exposure of misconduct in the workplace, such as criminal activity, financial malfeasance, self-dealing, fraud, breach of privacy and confidentiality, misappropriation or misuse of technology, and violations of reporting and investigating policies and programs.
  • Arbitration agreements. We have extensive experience related to arbitration agreements, employer enforcement of such agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, third-party beneficiaries, union membership and joint employment.
  • Independent contractor litigation involves matters like misclassification of workers depending on the level of control over the worker’s tasks, responsibility for performance, locus of job performance and joint-employment relationships.

If you are in dispute with your employer or if you have suffered an adverse employment action, Mr. Womack will be your advocate. Through settlements and verdicts, the firm has successfully held Texas employers accountable for monetary damages, such as back pay, front pay and emotional distress.

Mr. Womack’s years of experience in employment law have honed his strategies into creative solutions that work. He regularly litigates claims on behalf of employees in matters such as:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Illegal discrimination based on factors like race, age and sex
  • Failure to provide reasonable accommodations for disability or pregnancy
  • Disputes over employee benefits, including retiree rights, COBRA and ERISA claims
  • Retaliation and harassment
  • 401(k) litigation

The attorney works with reliable experts in employment legal matters to investigate and interpret the evidence in your claim. And he carefully reviews the employer’s experts’ affidavits and depositions for weaknesses. He exposes bias, unscientific analysis and unreliable methodology in the defense experts’ claims and uses them to the client’s advantage. Mr. Womack also keep up to date on modern evidence gathering methods like e-discovery, data harvesting, document review and the production of materials. He thoroughly prepares the client and other witnesses for deposition.

Along with litigation between employees and employers, the firm also represents employees facing investigation by state and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor.

Employer Counsel And Representation

The attorney has extensive experience in business litigation, including defending employers against lawsuits. He also advises business owners on complying with state and federal employment and wage and hour laws. See employment law for employers.

Handling Your Case With Discretion

To arrange a confidential consultation with an experienced Houston employment lawyer, call The Womack Law Firm at 281-407-7155 or contact the law firm online.