At Lax & Neville LLP, we represent clients in wide array of employment litigation matters. When a workplace dispute arises, both the employee and employer can benefit from seeking legal counsel. Our firm has the experience and skills to effectively represent industry professionals in employment related litigation before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and alternative dispute resolution forums, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the America Arbitration Association (AAA). We are committed to providing efficient, cost-effective and personalized representation of our clients.
The lawyers at Lax & Neville offer counsel to clients on a wide range of employment issues, including:
Compensation and Bonus Disputes: In the finance and securities industry, a professional’s bonus may represent a significant amount of their total compensation, and sometimes a financial services firm does not pay a professional his or her earned and rightful due bonus compensation, regardless of the purported “discretionary” nature of such bonus. At Lax & Neville LLP, our attorneys have the ability to represent industry professionals in compensation and bonus disputes.
Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment: In the United States, employees have the right to work in an environment free of discrimination. Discrimination can be based on many factors including your age, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, pregnancy status or race. Our team at Lax & Neville LLP has the experience needed to successfully defend your right to work in a discrimination free environment.
Wrongful Termination: Most employees are classified as “at will,” meaning the employee may be terminated at any time, without cause. However, there may be situations where an employee’s termination was unlawful. Sometimes the termination of a financial services professional’s employment is motivated by discrimination or is in breach of their expressed or implied employment agreement. When a professional prevails in their wrongful termination claims, they may receive lost wages, compensatory damages, and other relief.
Whistleblower Litigation (Dodd Frank Act and Qui Tam Actions): Federal legislation has established statutory schemes that reward employees for reporting corporate fraud, securities fraud, and other illegal conduct to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Department of Justice. These federal schemes also protect whistleblowers from retaliation from their employers.
In addition, Lax & Neville LLP offers a widespread of employment related services to financial services industry professionals. Specifically, our attorneys have extensive experience in:
- Broker/Advisor Transitions and Protocol Issues
- Promissory Note Settlement and Negotiation
- Succession Exit Planning Deal Structures
- Regulatory Investigations and Actions
- U-4 and U-5 Expungement
- Expert Witness/Consulting Services
- Financial, Securities, and Investment Professional Severance Agreements
- Employment and Independent Contractor Agreement Negotiation and Drafting
Our team has a wealth of experience and a reputation for successful advocacy and is ready to protect your interests. To learn more about how an attorney from our team is prepared to assist you with your employment rights, contact Lax & Neville, LLP today to request a consultation.