New Orleans Employment Lawyers

Fighting for Employees’ Rights Throughout Louisiana

Employees in all industries have certain rights. These rights are protected by both state and federal laws. When an employer fails to follow the law or otherwise violates an employee’s rights, the employee can sue for damages.

At Potts Law Firm, we are proud to stand up for the rights of hardworking Louisianans. Our New Orleans employment lawyers handle all types of employment law claims, including wage and hour disputes, unpaid overtime claims, and cases involving workplace discrimination and harassment. We also assist clients with complex legal issues, such as employment contract negotiation and enforcement, breach of contract claims, whistleblower/qui tam litigation, and more. No matter the legal challenge you are facing, our team is ready to help.

We offer free initial consultations and can assist you in English or Spanish (se habla español). Call (506) 677-8259 or contact us online today to learn more.

Employee Rights in Louisiana

Workers in Louisiana, regardless of industry, have designated rights protected by federal, state, and even local laws. As an employee, you should know your rights, as well as what to do if an employer violates your rights.

Among others, some of your rights as an employee in Louisiana include:

  • The right to fair pay for hours worked, including at least the state’s minimum wage
  • The right to overtime pay at a rate of one-and-a-half times your normal rate of pay for hours worked beyond 40 in a single workweek (for nonexempt employees)
  • The right to a safe, discrimination- and harassment-free workplace
  • The right to fair treatment, including during the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, promoting, and firing processes, as well as during day-to-day treatment at work
  • The right to be provided with the tools and training necessary to perform your job
  • The right to report workplace discrimination and harassment without being retaliated against by your employer
  • The right to file a wage or hour claim, discrimination lawsuit, or whistleblower/qui tam claim and report unlawful employer conduct without retaliation
  • The right to take qualified medical, family, and/or disability leave due to pregnancy, childbirth, and other related medical conditions
  • The right to seek workers’ compensation benefits (for qualified employees) without retaliation

These are just some of your many rights. If you have questions or believe your employer may have violated your rights, reach out to Potts Law Firm today to schedule a free case evaluation.

What to Do If Your Employer Violates Your Rights

When an employer violates your rights, the effects can be significant. You may lose your job or miss out on wages you have rightfully earned. As a result, you could find yourself facing serious financial difficulties, not to mention an immense amount of stress due to the situation.

Although many people are hesitant to take legal action against an employer (or former employer), the fact is, you have the right to seek fair compensation for your damages. When an employer treats you unfairly, you should not have to suffer the consequences of that unjust treatment on your own.

For a free consultation, call (506) 677-8259 or contact us online.

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What Compensation am I Eligible For?

By filing an employment claim, you can seek compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Unpaid wages/earnings
  • Back-pay
  • Financial losses
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Restitution
  • Reinstatement
  • Legal fees

Your employer cannot legally retaliate against you for filing a lawsuit. If you are wrongfully terminated or otherwise punished by an employer for exercising your legal rights, you have the right to seek justice.

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Explore our past successes
  • ERISA Class Action Settlement $36 Million

    Potts Law Firm served as class counsel in the ERISA class action, Diebold, et al. v. Northern Trust Investments, N.A. et al., 09-Civ-1934 (Diebold), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where the Court approved a collective settlement of $36 million dollars for class representatives resulting in millions of dollars returned to investors.

How an Employment Lawyer from Potts Law Firm Can Help

At our office in New Orleans, we represent workers who have suffered serious physical, financial, and emotional damages as a result of unfair and illegal treatment by employers. Our New Orleans employment law attorneys have considerable experience handling all types of employment claims, including those involving:

  • Unpaid overtime
  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Failure to provide proper meal/rest breaks
  • Harassment, including sexual harassment
  • Unlawful tip credits and tip pooling
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Employment contracts
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employer retaliation
  • Contract disputes/breaches of contract
  • Whistleblower/qui tam claims

This is not an exhaustive list; if you are facing any type of employment dispute or related matter, reach out to our team right away to learn how we can help. At Potts Law Firm, we offer a personal approach, coupled with aggressive advocacy for our clients. Our team works diligently to obtain swift, favorable resolutions for our clients, but we are also fully prepared to go to trial whenever necessary.


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