Employment Law

Employment law covers the relationships between employers and their employees, as well as their potential employees and former employees. Both federal and state laws control aspects of the employer-employee relationship, and each side’s rights and obligations.

Employment law is a complex area. Kentucky and Indiana are both “at-will” employment states. This means that Kentucky and Indiana laws generally give employers the right to terminate an employee at anytime, without cause, in the absence of an employment contract. Employers may terminate employees even if the employer’s decision is unfair, irrational or not based on good judgment. However, Federal, and Kentucky law provide exceptions to the “at-will” rule which prohibits discrimination and harassment of employees on the basis of:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Age (40 and older)
  • Disability

If you have an employment law concern, contact our experienced employment law attorneys. We have extensive experience in the following types of employment cases:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Affirmative action
  • Sexual harassment
  • Whistleblower litigation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Kentucky Civil rights Act and Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA)
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