Gastonia Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Gastonia?

Employment law in Gastonia governs relationships between employer and employees, and independent contractors. This area of law governs such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. Employment law in Gastonia must be understood by employers and employees.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Employment is usually considered to be "at-will", although at times the employer and employee might have an employment contract preventing termination before it expires. "At-will" employers or employees can end the employment at any given time, if the reasons are not illegal. If an employment contract exists between the parties, state and federal laws will decide the validity and enforcement of the contract terms for people living in Gastonia.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Gastonia

Discriminating at any time of employment such as hiring, workplace environment, and terminating, is illegal according to laws applicable to Gastonia residents. Individuals who live in the city of Gastonia are required to follow laws which employers from discriminating based on certain classes. These classes include race, gender, disability, national origin, and age.

An administrative agency such as the EEOC can hear discrimination claims. Also, some lawyers specialize in claims for discrimination.

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Life in Gastonia

Gastonia is home to around 70,000 people and is North Carolina's thirteenth largest city.

Some major employers which have helped boost Gastonia's economy include Freightliner LLC, Danaher Tool Group, Curtiss-Wright Controls Engineered Systems and Radici Group, and Advance Auto Parts. The legal industry also has a presence due to the many small law firms and law offices, where competent attorneys devote their day to providing excellent legal services.

Some famous past residents include many NBA players, such as James Worthy, Darrell Armstrong, Eric Floyd, and Hassan Whiteside. Other famous residents have included Evan Karagias, Clyde Caldwell, Thomas Sowell, and Gilly James.

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