Comprehensive Employment And Civil Litigation Representation
At The Galo Law Firm P.C. we use our extensive experience as employment law trial attorneys, advisors and negotiators to fight aggressively and effectively for the rights of our clients.
Effectively Representing Plaintiffs And Defendants In Complex Disputes
Unlike many labor and employment law practitioners, we represent both management and employees. We pride ourselves in being able to see “both sides of the coin.” This makes us more effective advocates and advisors to our clients.
At The Galo Law Firm, we are experienced in many areas of employment law and civil litigation. These include:
- Discrimination Law
The law guarantees employees the right to work free from discrimination based on age, race, sex, national origin, pregnancy, disability and other protected classifications. We represent both employees and management before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in litigation in the federal and state courts across Texas.
- Sexual Harassment
Federal and state laws protect employees from gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can involve a hostile work environment created through inappropriate touching, jokes, comments, or pictures. The law also prohibits quid pro quo harassment, which involves the request for sexual favors in return for workplace advancement.
- Wrongful Termination
Wrongful termination suits often arise from discrimination, retaliation, an employee’s refusal to carry out a criminal act, and whistle blowing. We have handled hundreds of wrongful termination lawsuits.
Employees who complain about or report their employer’s illegal or discriminatory actions are protected by a number of state and federal laws. If you are fired because you filed an EEOC charge or because you opposed discrimination, harassment or illegal pay practices, you may have a claim.
- Employment Contracts
We offer experienced contract drafting and negotiation services. Whether you represent management or are an executive or sales person, we can help you negotiate and draft employment contracts and severance agreements.
- Non-Compete and Trade Secret Disputes
Non-competition and trade secret law has literally exploded in Texas thanks to a 2006 decision from the Texas Supreme Court. If you own a business and need to protect your business by having your employees sign non-compete agreements, we can help. Likewise, if you are an executive or sales person who needs advice regarding a non-compete, we can assist you as well. Additionally, we have litigated many non-compete and trade secret cases on behalf of both management and employees.
- Severance Agreements
We assist employers in drafting severance agreements. We also help employees in reviewing and negotiating severance agreements.
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)
The FMLA provides certain qualifying employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for treatment and convalescence from a serious health condition to care for an immediate family member who suffers from a serious health condition. We regularly provide employees and employers with legal advice regarding FMLA rights and responsibilities. We also regularly litigate FMLA claims in court and arbitration ensuring that our client’s FMLA rights are protected.
- Nonsubscriber Litigation
We have extensive experience defending and prosecuting negligence cases brought by the employees of employers who do not subscribe to the Texas Workers’ Compensation system.