Harassment and Discrimination

Serving Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester and Nearby Areas of Virginia

The Harrisonburg employment lawyers at Hoover Penrod PLC represent employers throughout Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Winchester in many different types of employment disputes. Being prepared to handle issues relating to harassment and discrimination is important to protect your employees, your company’s, productivity, and public image.

If you're looking for legal representation in these difficult cases, please call Hoover Penrod PLC at 540-433-2444 for a consultation.

Preventing Employment Discrimination

Aside from the financial cost of an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) claim or an employment lawsuit, the overall impact on your organization can be significant. For example, a harassment or discrimination lawsuit can:

  • Negatively affect employee morale
  • Impact your business’s reputation as an employer of choice
  • Take up valuable time and resources as your staff conducts internal investigations and prepares related documents

By putting strong measures in place now to prevent and address harassment and discrimination, you can avoid employment lawsuits and EEOC charges in the future. Our attorneys can review and write practical and helpful anti-discrimination policies for your business. We are also prepared to vigorously negotiate, mediate and litigate claims when they arise.

Infographic: Examples of Workplace Harassment

Resolving Employee Complaints

When an employee complaint, EEOC charge, or lawsuit does arise, we can help your company pursue an acceptable settlement. Our attorneys can work with your insurance team to prepare an analysis of your case – including strengths, weaknesses, and the overall cost of settlement versus litigation.

Much employment litigation is resolved through mediation or arbitration, which are methods that Hoover Penrod PLC has gained statewide recognition for. Mediation and arbitration can help you resolve your employment dispute faster, more affordably, and with a greater control over the final outcome.

Our Harrisonburg employment attorneys can provide you with creative strategies and solutions based on the unique circumstances of your case.

Please contact Hoover Penrod PLC or call 540-433-2444 to schedule a case evaluation. We serve clients throughout Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester, and the nearby areas in Virginia.