Portsmouth Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Portsmouth?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Portsmouth are governed by employment law. Such laws control employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Employers and employees in Portsmouth should have an understanding of the employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

"At-will" employment is the most common form of employment, but in some cases there may be an employment contract guaranteeing payments for six months to a year. "At-will" employers or employees may terminate the employment at any given time, if the reasons are not illegal. When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be regulated by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Portsmouth.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Portsmouth

The laws applicable for citizens of Portsmouth typically make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. Individuals who live in the city of Portsmouth are required to follow laws which employers from discriminating based on particular classes. These classes include race, gender, disability, national origin, and age.

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

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Life in Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Virginia is an independent city (meaning it is not part of any county) in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia. Its population is about 95,000 people.

Portsmouth is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a historic and still-active shipbuilding facility for the United States Navy. It was given the name "Norfolk" to avoid confusing it with the Naval shipyard that already existed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

This shipyard employs thousands of people, and is one of the major economic drivers of Portsmouth, Virginia. The shipyard, and the associated military installations nearby, employ several Portsmouth, Virginia attorneys, both as military officers and civilians.

Because of its varied industries and large military presence, there are many lawyers in Portsmouth, Virginia practicing a wide variety of legal specialties. If you need legal advice, chances are good that you can find a Portsmouth, Virginia attorney who can help.

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