Charlotte NC Employment Lawyers
Strianese Huckert LLP is a Charlotte based law firm focusing on sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wage and hour, Qui Tam/ whistleblower retaliation, and non-competition / non-solicitation cases.
The firm’s main focus is on representing employees who have been fired for unlawful reasons or who are experiencing discrimination or harassment in the workplace. Our practice is built on providing individualized attention to our clients’ cases and working tirelessly to protect their rights. Our attorneys have represented clients in individual litigations, class and collective actions, and other high-stakes, complex litigation, and have the ability to pursue cases vigorously. If you need employment law guidance in North Carolina, please do not hesitate to contact our Charlotte office for a strictly confidential initial consultation.
North Carolina Employment Law
An Overview of Our Practice Areas
With extensive experience representing workers in North Carolina, our attorneys handle the full range of employment law claims. No matter the nature of your case, we are ready to protect your rights and help you find the best path forward. Among other types of claims, our Charlotte, NC employment lawyers handle:
We represent everyone from high level executives and professionals to rank and file workers in employment law disputes with their employers. While these disputes can sometimes be resolved amicably through negotiation, litigation is often necessary. Our approach to litigation is to prepare thoroughly, think strategically, and advance relentlessly. And, if a trial is necessary, we work to present your case to a jury in a way that maximizes your chance to win.
If you are interested in legal representation or would like to discuss your case or legal issue with us, please fill out the New Client Case Evaluation below.
Timeline Of A Charlotte Employment Case
If you have never been involved in a lawsuit, it may surprise you how much time and work goes into effectively litigating a case. Generally, there are a number of steps through which each case will proceed before its resolution.
Some law firms use a model of taking on as many cases as possible and managing them with paralegal or a support staff “case manager” until they are settled or go to trial. That may work for them, but that is not how we litigate cases. Instead, we take on a small number of meritorious cases and spend a substantial amount of time on each of them. Cases are prepared thoroughly at every stage. Our attorneys return calls promptly. Clients are never directed to support staff for case updates. While this limits the number of clients we can represent at one time, we believe that this approach leads to better results in the cases we do accept.
Prepare For Trial
While many cases settle, and it is usually a wise decision to see if a settlement can be reached, some cases will ultimately wind up before a jury. Everything we do during the course of litigation is designed to improve our client’s position at trial. Preparing each case as if it will be tried is a critical part of a successful litigation strategy because it improves the client’s position in every aspect of the case, from discovery, to dispositive motions, to settlement negotiations. As your North Carolina employment attorneys, we work diligently to prepare your case for trial and improve your chances of winning.
What We Do as
Your Employment Lawyers
Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined employment law experience. Mr. Strianese spent nearly a decade working as an employment litigator for one of the largest law firms in the country. During that time, he handled all manner of employment cases for Fortune 500 companies, major hedge funds, private equity firms, and small businesses. Ms. Huckert, on the other hand, has primarily represented employees in employment disputes for over ten years. Whatever defense your employer raises, our attorneys have not only seen it before, but have probably used it before. The attorneys at Strianese Huckert are very adept at strategizing and knowing the other side’s moves in advance, which makes it far easier to counter them.
“Chris Strianese was invaluable at a time when it appeared my options were limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed practically impossible. His calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and my family. His response time was exceptional and his guidance /knowledge was remarkable throughout my entire case. I am eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Mr. Strianese without reservation.”
“My experience with Chris and his firm was exceptional. He was responsive and answered my inquiries with professionalism, careful consideration and provided follow up to provide me with comfort when dealing with a difficult situation. I have dealt with many lawyers both personal and professional and I would recommend Chris without hesitation.”
“Professional, personable, loyal, knowledgeable, relatable, honest, respectful and an advocate… these are just some words I would use to describe Tamara Huckert. The office is stunning and charming with a very comfortable but professional feel. In my first conversation (initial meeting) I immediately felt heard and understood!”
The firm’s main focus is representing employees who have been fired for unlawful reasons or who are experiencing discrimination or harassment in the workplace
The best way to find out is to submit a case evaluation form at the top of the page. Generally, an employer may not discriminate against an employee based on their race, gender, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected category. Taking employment actions – hiring, firing, promotion, compensation – based on a protected characteristic is unlawful. Employees also have the right to be free from sexual harassment in the workplace and must be paid a minimum wage and, potentially, overtime. Employers are also prohibited from permitting a hostile work environment, in which slurs, offensive “jokes,” and stereotypes are prevalent. However, North Carolina is an “employment at will” state, which means that an employee can be fired for any reason that is not discriminatory or otherwise unlawful.
It depends on your individual situation. There are many types of damages that may be available to you, including back pay, front pay, emotional distress, compensatory, statutory, liquidated and punitive. Once we have had an opportunity to review your situation, we can give you a better assessment of what your case is worth. Rest assured that, if we decide to litigate against your employer, we will pursue every dollar that you are entitled to receive.
This also depends on your individual situation. While we do take some cases on a contingency basis, we cannot always offer a contingent fee arrangement. We will discuss the fee arrangement during the initial consultation.
Due to the number of inquiries we receive, we are not able to respond to every inquiry. If you do not hear back from us within 3 business days, we are unfortunately unable to assist you with your matter.
Let’s talk about what you can expect from an initial consultation. We will have already reviewed your case evaluation form and used it to prepare an outline of questions for our meeting. We will also likely have done some preliminary research on your employer. You will meet with an attorney, not an intake clerk or paralegal, for an hour to discuss your situation. It is our goal that, whether or not we decide to go forward together, you will leave the initial consultation with a solid understanding of your rights. Because of the amount of time we spend preparing for each initial consultation, we charge a fee for them.
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North Carolina Employment
At Strianese Huckert LLP, our North Carolina employment lawyers are skilled, results focused advocates for our clients. With experience handling the full range of employment law claims, we will protect your rights. If your workplace rights were violated, our team is here to help. To schedule a completely confidential, no obligation initial consultation, please contact us today.
Strianese Huckert LLP is located in Charlotte but practices throughout the entire state of North Carolina, including the counties of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Iredell, Gaston, Rowan, Lincoln, Cleveland, Stanly, Catawba, and New Hanover and the cities and towns of Mooresville, Huntersville, Statesville, Concord, Gastonia, Monroe, Davidson, Matthews, Pineville, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, Waxhaw, Mint Hill, Cornelius, Lincoln, Denver, Dallas, Indian Trail, Shelby, Salisbury, Kannapolis, Marvin, Albemarle, Belmont, Cherryville, Mount Holly, Troutman, Raleigh, Durham, Hickory, Lenoir, Boone, Harrisburg, Mount Pleasant, Winston-Salem, High Point, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Asheville, Waynesville, and Wilmington, among others.