Employees

employee_imgAfter years of successfully defending large corporations in employment-related lawsuits, Mr. Sud decided to start representing the individuals who he believed were often not obtaining appropriate legal guidance. His prior experience gives him a unique perspective to allow him to provide exceptional representation of individuals who may have claims against their employers or former employers. He is able to utilize the insight he acquired as to how large companies generally handle these claims in order to gain a strategic advantage for trial and settlement negotiations.  Furthermore, Mr. Sud personally handles every aspect of your case and will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

For a general overview of various employment laws, click here. Mr. Sud also represents employees and executives in negotiating employment, non-compete, non-solicitation, and severance agreements. If you feel you have been illegally treated by your employer or need advice regarding an employment-related agreement, fill out the contact form below for an evaluation of your employment concern.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know you are qualified to handle my employment claim?

Mr. Sud has over a decade of experience working solely on employment-related matters, primarily employment litigation in both state and federal courts. He is a Texas Rising Star, a Texas Super Lawyer, and is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. This designation sets him apart as being an attorney with the highest, public commitment to excellence in his area of law. Furthermore, as a solo-practitioner, Mr. Sud personally handles every aspect of your case, rather than passing it off to an inexperienced associate or paralegal.

Mr. Sud also has a track record of bringing claims against and suing numerous large companies. Although many claims are confidentially resolved, often prior to a public lawsuit, Mr. Sud will not hesitate to litigate and take cases to trial.

What are your attorney’s fees?

Sud Law P.C. offers a variety of fee structures depending on your individual circumstances. Options include hourly fees, flat-fees, and contingency-fee arrangements.  When representing individuals in wrongful termination claims, Mr. Sud usually handles these via a contingency-fee arrangement.  Hourly rate options are also available and are more common for general advice/counseling.  Mr. Sud’s hourly rate is not the cheapest in town and is likely higher than many attorneys; however, you get what you pay for, and Mr. Sud is worth it.

If I believe I have been discriminated against based on my age, race, gender, national origin, color, religion, or disability, do I simply file a lawsuit with a court?

No. The proper process first involves filing a timely claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or Texas Workforce Commission. If you skip this step and first file a lawsuit, your case will be dismissed. However, you should consult with an attorney prior to filing your claim with the EEOC or TWC because that filing can have a significant impact on the ultimate outcome of your case. After the EEOC or TWC completes its investigation, it will provide you with a right-to-sue letter and you will have a certain time period in which to file a lawsuit.

My boss yelled at me. Do I have a case?

No. There are only a few actions that are actually illegal. Minor inconveniences, a mean or rude supervisor, not having “fun” at work, not getting along with a coworker, etc. are generally not reasons to make a valid claim against your employer.

It appears that I actually have a decent case of unlawful discrimination based on a reasonable theory and even after initially consulting with you. But you still refuse to take my case. Why?

Even though a discrimination case may appear good (or even great) in theory, there are many reasons Mr. Sud may choose not to take a case.  Some of the reasons are as follows:

  • The employer you’re complaining about is a very small company
  • Mr. Sud doesn’t like you or finds you incredibly annoying
  • You say something similar to any of the following statements:
    • “The company will definitely settle.”
    • “Just wait until the media finds out about this case.”
    • “This case is a slam-dunk.”
  • Mr. Sud has a gut feeling that you’re lying about something important or not being forthright with him