Charleston Employment Lawyers
The Law Firm of Hitchcock & Potts is an employment law / litigation firm representing employees. If we take your case, Mr. Potts personally handles all aspects of the case from start to finish. The case is not handled by junior associates or other attorneys. If preliminary information to our firm indicates you may have a case, Mr. Potts will call you for a free telephone consultation. If, after the initial consultation, we believe there is a viable claim, we will set up a face-to-face appointment at our office – again, without a charge.
ABOUT OUR FIRM
A. Christopher Potts obtained his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his law degree from the University of South Carolina. He has practiced in the area of employment law and litigation for more than 25 years, representing mostly employees as opposed to companies.
The Law Firm of Hitchcock & Potts and specifically, Attorney A. Christopher Potts, only handles employment cases. In this regard, Mr. Potts has represented employees in all types of employment matters, including harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, wage claims, claims under the Family Medical Leave Act, defamation claims, and retaliation claims. This includes employees who have been harassed or discriminated against because of their sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin and pregnancy. It also includes employees who have been fired for complaining about discrimination and/or other wrongdoing or illegal activity; employees who have not been paid their wages; employees who have been slandered by their employer; and any other form of wrongful termination.
"Thank you for working so hard for me by taking my case….You always treated me fairly and helped me to be prepared for the next step."
- Cheryl W.
Ann*, thank you for your kindness and friendliness towards me while a client of Chris’ - your smile always calmed my nerves!
*[Ann is Mr. Potts’ long-time paralegal]
"I want to thank you for taking my case almost two years ago and for working so hard for me. It was reassuring knowing you were on my side. Thank you for always being so responsive and helpful. I couldn't have done it alone."
- Bridget B.
"I cannot thank you enough for all the work you did on my case. I truly appreciate the excellent direction and support you have given me. Chicago chocolates on the way!"
DO I NEED A LAWYER?
Labor and employment attorneys can help both companies and individuals in all aspects of the employee-employer relationship. If you need help understanding the rules governing the workplace, need to resolve a job-related legal problem or are you trying to create or negotiate contract between a business and employee, we can help!
WHAT IS HARASSMENT?
Harassment in the workplace can happen to anyone. Sometimes, it’s your superiors who engage in sexual or other forms of harassments; other times, fellow employees commit the offense. Either way, seeking the help from Hitchcock & Potts is essential for your security and peace of mind.
WAS I LEGALLY TERMINATED?
Depending on the specifics of the firing - and on whether or not you fall into a protected class - your termination could be considered unlawful. Your former employer will never volunteer this information, though, so our representation is essential in such situations.
CAN I COLLECT OVERTIME?
Employees can be taken advantage of by unscrupulous employers when it comes to collecting your overtime wages. The only way to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are lawfully entitled to is by knowing your rights. Please contact us today if you need assistance in collecting wages that may be owed to you.
WHAT IS WORKPLACE RETALIATION?
Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in legally protected activity. Retaliation can include any negative job action, such as demotion, discipline, firing, salary reduction, or job or shift reassignment. But retaliation can also be more subtle.
Sometimes it's clear that an employer's action is negative -- for instance, when an employee is fired. But sometimes it's not. In those cases, according to the U.S. Supreme Court, you must consider the circumstances of the situation. For example, a change in job shift may not be objectionable to a lot of employees, but it could be very detrimental to a parent with young children and a less flexible schedule.
As long as the employer's adverse action would deter a reasonable person in the situation from making a complaint, it constitutes illegal retaliation.