Employment Law

Employees are the lifeblood of your company, but employee lawsuits can bleed you dry. When a worker lodges a complaint, internally or to a government agency, the employer must strike a careful balance. You have a legal obligation to the employee while protecting the business from financial exposure.

The Barbknecht Firm, P.C., provides consulting and litigation services in employment law to business clients in Richardson and throughout the Dallas Metroplex. We serve businesses in the Plano area, North Texas and statewide. If an employee has alleged discrimination, harassment or other unlawful conduct, we know how to defend the case to refute the allegations or mitigate the fallout.

Experienced Advocacy For Employers

Our employment law attorneys deftly respond to investigations and lawsuits in all areas of Texas employment law:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Constructive discharge
  • Whistleblower litigation
  • Affirmative action compliance
  • Employee agreements
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • OSHA workplace safety violations
  • Employee benefits

We conduct internal investigations on behalf of employers, when there has been a complaint of harassment, retaliation, fraud or illegal acts. We then advise clients on whether to settle the case or litigate. Joseph Barbknecht is well-known for his courtroom skills, as reflected in our record of verdicts and settlements.

We Also Do Employment Law Consulting

We assist Texas employers in creating and implementing employer policies and employee handbooks. We can draft and review restrictive covenants, executive compensation and severance. Our goal is to help clients comply with state and federal law and avoid the expense, distraction and loss of goodwill of employment-related lawsuits.

We Also Represent Employees Who Have Been Wronged
If your rights were violated by your employer, or if you reported misconduct and the company failed to do the right thing, we can represent you in state or federal venues. We will pursue your applicable damages, including back pay, front pay and infliction of emotional distress.

We Know The Stakes And We Know What To Do

The Barbknecht Firm is committed to the best possible results through meticulous preparation and willingness to try cases. Call 972-905-9263 toll free or contact us online to arrange your initial consultation with an experienced employment lawyer.