Dedicated to the Fair Treatment of Arizona Workers
At the Tyler Allen Law Firm, in Phoenix, Arizona, we concentrate on helping employees who have been wrongfully treated on the job. We give you our undivided attention at all times, working hard to empower you to make decisions that are in your best interests. We will fully explain the law and the options that are available so that you can determine what course of action will best meet your needs. We recognize how important it is to talk with your lawyer, so we make ourselves available when you need us. We will do our best to return your call or e-mail within 24 hours.
To schedule an initial consultation with a dedicated Phoenix employment law attorney, please call 602-456-0545 or contact our Arizona law firm online.
Protecting Workers’ Rights
Discrimination: We represent people who have been treated differently at work because of their race, gender, age, religion, disability or national origin. We handle Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims as well as violations of state and federal law
Wrongful termination: Even though Arizona is an at-will employment state, you may still be entitled to compensation if you were fired in violation of state or federal law or in breach of contract.
Retaliation: We protect the rights of people who have been fired or otherwise punished at work for taking legal action, such as filing a valid workers’ compensation claim, filing a discrimination or sexual harassment claim, or reporting illegal conduct by others (whistleblower claims).
Employment contract review and severance issues: We review employment contracts for employees to make sure the terms are fair and that the contract complies with the law. We also review severance agreements for workers whose employers may be trying to avoid liability for wrongful conduct by offering a severance package.
Unpaid wages: We protect the rights of men and women in Arizona who were denied their rightful wages.
We work closely with men and women who have been subjected to sexual harassment on the job. We handle claims involving sexual harassment of employees by bosses or supervisors as well as co-workers. We also handle claims involving groups of employees.
Signing a non-compete agreement prohibits an employee from directly competing with the former employer in any way should the employee sign a new contract with a prospective employer.
Typically, these agreements are legally enforceable in Arizona if:
The non-compete agreement is limited to protecting the employer's legitimate business interests.
The agreement is reasonable in both duration and scope.
The agreement doesn't violate Arizona public policy.
Overly broad or unreasonable agreements, by contrast, may be unenforceable.
Here are some key terms of non-competes that are worth paying attention to before signing:
Where does the non-compete apply? Is it national, regional, or local?
Is the non-compete industry-wide or does it only exclude certain competitors?
What is the non-compete's duration? Lengthy non-compete agreements can unnecessarily restrict an employee's future career mobility.
Could the agreement impact your ability to find future employment in your preferred industry?
Are there damage provisions if you violate the agreement? If so, it is often wise to request the elimination of those terms.
To discuss a specific provision of the agreement that you find undesirable or other concerns regarding Arizona non-competes, talk to an Arizona employment lawyer at Tyler Allen Law Firm.
Severance Agreement Review
Knowing the Details of the Severance Agreement
Some employees blindly sign a severance agreement without knowing what the agreement contains.
If they do this, they could be binding themselves to terms that are strongly to the employer's advantage.
Employees should understand the compensation they are receiving, when they are receiving it, and what they are agreeing to in exchange for this compensation.
The employee is likely giving up some significant legal rights in order to receive this compensation.
Frequently, a severance agreement will require an Arizona employee to forego the right to sue their employer and it may contain a non-compete agreement.
It is beneficial to know the exact details of the severance agreement.
For example, if you are being terminated and have a strong workplace discrimination claim against the employer, you may want to discuss this potential claim with an employment attorney before signing any document as you may be barred from pursuing a discrimination claim if you sign the agreement.