Discrimination / Sexual Harassment

At Patterson Harkavy LLP, we are proud of our record of success on behalf of workers in cases of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and termination. Each client victory helps to ensure that other employees in North Carolina are protected from illegal practices. Our lawyers can protect your rights if you have been the victim of workplace discrimination.

Contact Us • Statewide North Carolina • 1 (800) 458-2541

Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, we have won substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients throughout North Carolina:

Representing five female employees at a real estate company, we secured the largest jury award in a sexual harassment case in state history.

Another sexual harassment case, against the North Carolina Department of Correction, resulted in a new law protecting state employees from harassment.

Respected, Experienced, and Committed to Making a Difference

Patterson Harkavy LLP has represented employees across the state in jury trials, class action lawsuits, complex multi-party litigation, on appeal, and before the North Carolina General Assembly. We have won cases on behalf of individuals in actions against private employers and state agencies, and employee groups fighting widespread misconduct in the workplace. Contact our Chapel Hill office for capable representation in any the following areas:

  • Employment discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, or religion
  • Sexual harassment
  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination (including failure to make reasonable accommodations)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including pregnancy discrimination
  • Wrongful termination (whistleblower retaliation, refusing to perform illegal acts)
  • Retaliatory discharge (filing for workers’ comp or reporting OSHA violations)

Victims of employment discrimination may be entitled to back pay, front pay (projected earnings), costs of counseling, damages for defamation or emotional distress, and, in extreme cases, punitive damages against the employer. A lawsuit may also seek reinstatement if you were fired, advancement if you were passed over for promotion, job reassignment at equal or greater pay, or changes in company policy.

Our accomplished and compassionate employment attorneys will be glad to discuss your situation and steps you can take to bolster your claim. We are with you at every step, from initially reporting the abuse to resolution through arbitration or jury trial.

Call toll-free in North Carolina at 1 (800) 458-2541 or call our Chapel Hill office at (919) 942-5200.

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Read our blog posts about Discrimination.