Joel Cohen proudly represents employees who have been wronged by employers. As one who has been discriminated against by previous entities prior to practicing law, Mr. Cohen can relate well to those who have been unjustly treated in the workplace. The primary reason Mr. Cohen considered practicing law after his careers in journalism, political advocacy, and college teaching, was due to certain experiences he went through when attempting to secure employment with particular government, non-profit, and for profit agencies/firms. He promises, upon taking a case, to zealously represent his client as if he, Mr. Cohen, was discriminated against by the same company. Mr. Cohen represents clients whose cases are best suited for Federal Court, and for those whose cases are best equipped to be filed in Texas state court.
Among issues that Mr. Cohen will be able to analyze and concern him include (1) the pre-employment hiring process, (2) immigration-related employment practices, (3) wrongful discharge on oral or implied contracts, (4) a breach of an express contract, (5) wages, hours, and overtime pay, (6) internal investigations, (7) arbitration of employment claims, (8) constructive discharge, (9) written employment contracts, (10) sex discrimination, (11) sexual harassment, (12) disability discrimination, (13) race discrimination, (14) age discrimination, (15) discrimination based on national origin, religion, and other grounds, (16) retaliation, (17) privacy issues in the workplace, (18) defamation in the workplace, (19) other workplace torts, (20) protection of business interests, (21) the Texas Whistleblower Act, (22) discrimination claims under Labor Code Chapter 451, (23) Affirmative Action obligations for Government Contractors, (24) the Fair Labor Standards Act, (25) the Family & Medical Leave Act, (26) the Occupational Safety & Health Act and other safety-related issues, (27) the Equal Pay Act, (28) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (29) bonus pay, (30) severance agreements, (31) covenants not to compete, and (32) worker's compensation.