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Beckum Law – Birmingham, Alabama Employment Law Attorney

Are you looking for a Birmingham, Alabama employment law attorney?  Do you need someone focused on representing individuals on sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims?  If you think you may have been wrongfully terminated, harassed or retaliated against and need an experienced employment law attorney, please (205) 588-0699 today for a free and confidential consultation.  You may also complete the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours.  We can help you determine whether you have a case.

Birmingham, Alabama Employment Law Attorney:  Will Beckum

Will Beckum, Esq. - Birmingham, Alabama Employment Law Attorney

Will Beckum is a Birmingham, Alabama employment attorney with over 14 years experience representing individuals in employment litigation.  Mr. Beckum is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Missouri and Illinois as well as multiple Federal Courts.   Mr. Beckum is a graduate of Georgia Tech in Atlanta and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.

Beckum Law handles all types of employment cases in Birmingham and throughout the State of Alabama. These matters include race and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, disability, religion, family and medical leave, pregnancy discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower claims.  Our firm has also represented victims of sexual assault in civil claims against employers, hospitals and others who have violated the victim’s trust.  Finally, we review and negotiate severance agreements and separation agreements on behalf of professionals, executives and other Alabama employees to ensure they understand the agreements and get the best possible outcome.

If we decide you have a case that you want to pursue against your employer, I will personally handle your case and our communications are completely confidential. If there is no recovery, then no fee applies.   If we are retained, you will not be asked to pay anything in advance.   All of our employment cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. Our objective is to get the best possible recovery for you.   Call (205) 588-0699 or contact me today at wbeckum@beckumlaw.com for a free and confidential consultation.

Alabama At-Will Employment

Alabama is an at-will employment state which means unless you have a written contract you can be fired with or without cause.  However, there are still Federal laws that protect employees from discrimination, harassment and unfair labor practices.  Our Birmingham, Alabama Employment Law Attorney focuses on examining your situation and determining whether there have been violations of these Federal Laws leading to either a wrongful termination or some other financial damage.

Types of Employment Claims

The list below represents a few of the types of employment cases that Beckum Law handles in Birmingham, Alabama.

Gender and sex discrimination:  these claims include gender role discrimination, and failure to promote based on gender, and Equal Pay Act cases (wage discrimination);

Pregnancy discrimination:  these cases include terminating pregnant employees or refusing to hire or promote, and discriminating against women who are having medical issues associated with pregnancy;

Sexual Harassment: these claims can involve harassment by either supervisors or co-workers creating a hostile work environment and can range from offensive sexual based comments to physical assault.  Illegal sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature.  The victim and the harasser can be either gender and they can be the same sex.

Race/national origin discrimination: these claims including disparate treatment and disparate impact, hiring and promotion decisions based on race or ethnicity, and racial/ethnic jokes or slurs;

Age discrimination:  these claims include disqualification during hiring, and making lay off and promotion decisions based on age;

Disability discrimination (ADA): these discrimination cases often involve the failure to make reasonable accommodations for a disability or a hostile work environment related to the employee’s disability;

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA):  The FMLA provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to any employee who has worked enough hours over the past 12 months to qualify for protected leave.  These cases often involve an employer preventing leave, retaliating against the employee for taking leave, or refusing to reinstate the employee to their prior position after leave.

Religious discrimination: These claims include making hiring, promotion and disciplinary decisions based on religion (such as discriminating against Muslim workers), and refusing to allow employees to follow normal religious practices;

Unpaid protected leave discrimination (FMLA), including not being granted job protection or being treated differently after returning from leave;

Military service discrimination (USERRA):  similar to FMLA in that members of the uniformed services who have been deployed are entitled to return to their jobs after service;

Retaliation cases:  We handle cases involving retaliation against employees for reporting or objecting to discrimination, sexual harassment, or FMLA or FLSA violations;

Genetic information issues.

Our firm also handles whistleblower lawsuits relating to the False Claims Act.  This statute prohibits businesses who accept federal funds from submitting or certifying false claims for payment for the work they perform.  These businesses include medical providers, hospices, and hospitals that receive Medicare payments as well as other types of contractors (defense, telecommunications, and educational) that perform federal contracts.

We take great pride in representing employees across the State of Alabama.  For additional information about Federal or Alabama employment laws or the Beckum Law firm, please contact Birmingham, Alabama employment law attorney Will Beckum at (205) 588-0699 or wbeckum@beckumlaw.com.

By using this site, the reader acknowledges and understands that communications and information are not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and are not intended to constitute legal advice. 

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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