Charlottesville Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Charlottesville?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Charlottesville are governed by employment law. Such laws govern employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Employers and their employees alike should be knowledgeable of Charlottesville employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Sometimes an employment contract is used that sets a specific length of employment, but most of the times employment is considered to be on an "at-will" basis. "At-will" employment implies that either the employer or employee may end the job at any time for any reason, so long as it is not illegal to do so Federal and state laws govern the enforcement of employment clauses provisions for citizens of Charlottesville.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Charlottesville

The laws applicable for citizens of Charlottesville usually make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. Charlottesville residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of various classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.

Claims for employment discrimination can be filed with an administrative agency such as EEOC. Lawyers often specialize in employment discrimination.

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Life in Charlottesville

Charlottesville is an independent city surrounded by Albemarle County. Being an independent city, it is not actually legally part of the county in which it sits. It runs its own affairs, and unlike other cities, the government of the county in which it sits has no jurisdiction over it. It has a population of about 41,000 people.

Charlottesville was named in 2004 as the best place to live in the United States, in the book Cities Ranked and Rated, due in part to its high quality of life, low cost of living, and mild climate.

The city of Charlottesville is steeped in history. It was the home of presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. It is home to the University of Virginia, which was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. Along with Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's estate), the university is an UNESCO World Heritage Site - having been recognized by the United Nations as a place of special historical significance to all of mankind. It is the only university in the U.S., and one of the only manmade structures in the U.S., to be designated a World Heritage Site.

The University of Virginia has one of the best law schools in the country, so you don't need to worry about finding a good Charlottesville, Virginia lawyer, if you ever need one. Charlottesville lawyers are ready to take just about any case that you're likely to face.

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