Practice Areas SUBSTANTIAL / RELEVANT EXPERIENCE, DEMONSTRATED, TESTED AND SPECIAL COMPETENCE IN WRONGFUL TERMINATION, WORKERS' COMPENSATION, WORK INJURY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. Work injuries & workers compensation If you are hurt at work or a loved one was killed in a work injury you should consult Mr. Roger Davie to determine what your legal rights are. Wrongful Termination Most employees are reluctant to make waves specifically because of the fear of backlash. Some employers take advantage of this, keeping workers under their thumb... harassment & hostile working environment Harassment or Hostile Working Environment are words that are often used by employees to describe what is happening to them wrongly in the work place. Age Discrimination Age discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) less favorably because of his or her age. This is true in both hiring and employing. disability discrimination from an employer An employer may not discriminate against an employee because of a disability if that employee can do the essential functions of his or her job with or without reason... EEOC Claims For many types of discrimination (race, color, disability, age, national origin, gender, or sexual harassment) an employee must file a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Defamation, Libel, & Slander Defamation occurs when one person publishes a false statement that tends to harm the reputation of another person. Written defamation is called libel. Spoken is called slander. gender or sex discrimination gender or sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person's sex (Male / Female). pregnancy discrimination Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy. Sexual Harassment Employees have a right to work in an environment that is free from sexual harassment.This is true for both men and women. Employment agency or staff leasing companies In today's modern world many employees work through an employment agency or a staff leasing agency. If you have a valid claim of discrimination against your employer, please contact us. Race of color discrimination It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of race. The first employment laws passed by Congress were designed to protect individuals. National origin discrimination National origin discrimination involves treating people (applicants or employees) unfavorably because they are from a particular country or part of the world. Religious discrimination If you were fired, not hired, not promoted, or discriminated against because of your religious beliefs then you may have a claim against that employer. Retaliation for taking family medical leave act (FMLA) leave The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. Minimum Wage The federal minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees is $7.25 per hour, effective July 24, 2009. Nonpayment of wages It violates the law to not pay employees their lawfully earned wages. In fact some states (Texas) have made the nonpayment of wages a criminal act. Overtime pay An employer who requires or permits an employee to work overtime is generally required to pay the employee premium pay for such overtime work. Retaliation It is illegal to retaliate against an employee who files a complaint of discrimination for race, color, disability, age, national origin, gender, or sexual harassment. Construction injuries El Paso, Texas construction workers and the dangers they face in the workplace. Construction falls Construction falls hazards at significant heights or on the ground are inherent on construction sites. Independent contractor Many employers will claim that you cannot sue them or make a claim against them because you are an independent contractor as opposed to an employee. Scaffolding Accidents In spite of requirements by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to follow strict safety protocols on construction sites, construction companies... Forklift Accidents If you or a family member has been injured in a forklift accident, retaining Roger Davie, P.C., provides you access to a skilled, dedicated, and compassionate Texas attorney recognized with the legal industry. Loading dock accidents From malls to grocery stores to warehouses in the El Paso, Texas and New Mexico area to the major businesses throughout Texas have loading docks. Oilfield Accidents Oilfield Accidents Many El Paso residents have gone to the Midland Odessa Hobbs Carlsbad area to obtain jobs in the oilfield industry. Burn Injuries Burn injuries go beyond physical damage. While injuries and scarring may be a part of the victim's physical appearance, emotional scars run for... Termination or discrimination after a work injury or workers' compensation claim Section 451 of the Texas Labor Code makes it impermissible to retaliate against an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim. Bicycle accidents Roger Davie is an avid cyclist and represent cyclists who have been injured. If you have been injured on a bicycle call Roger Davie. Truck Driver Retaliation (Whistle-blower) claims A truck driver who reports safety violations or refuses to drive under unsafe conditions cannot be fired in retaliation under the STAA Act. Wrongful death claims in employment - new mexico This covers the basics of Wrongful Death law in New Mexico. How do you bring a wrongful death lawsuit in New Mexico? Wrongful death claims in employment - Texas Wrongful Death claims in Texas in employment differ from other states in two specific ways. (1) In Texas even if your employer may not carry workers compensation... What if you get Covid-19 (Coronavirus) while at work? Can you sue your employer or file a claim for What if you get Covid 19 (Coronavirus) while working because your employer failed to protect you from the virus?