Prevention services

Preventing workplace discrimination, termination, and minimum wage violations is essential for any employer. By taking proactive steps to create a safe and equitable workplace, employers can avoid costly lawsuits and protect their reputations.

Our law firm’s Prevention Services practice area is dedicated to helping employers prevent these problems before they start. We offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Discrimination prevention: We help employers develop and implement anti-discrimination policies and training, and we conduct workplace investigations into allegations of discrimination.
  • Termination prevention: We help employers develop and implement fair and nondiscriminatory termination procedures, and we represent employers in termination disputes.
  • Minimum wage and overtime compliance: We help employers ensure that they are paying their employees the correct wages and overtime, and we represent employers in wage and hour disputes.

Our team of experienced attorneys has a deep understanding of the laws and regulations governing employment, and we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal services. We can help employers of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, create a workplace that is free from discrimination, unfair termination, and wage and hour violations.

If you are an employer who is serious about preventing workplace problems, we encourage you to contact our Prevention Services practice area today. We offer a free consultation to discuss your needs and how we can help.

Discriminated at work - The Spencer Firm

According to a 2022 survey by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 64,852 workplace discrimination charges were filed in the United States. The most common types of discrimination were:

  • Race/color (39.3%)
  • Sex (25.3%)
  • Disability (18.4%)
  • Age (6.6%)
  • National origin (4.4%)
  • Religion (1.6%)
  • Termination: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average job tenure in the United States was 4.1 years in January 2023. The most common reasons for job separation were:
  • Voluntary resignation (57.1%)
  • Layoff or other job elimination (22.7%)
  • Retirement (5.3%)
  • Other reasons (14.9%)
  • Minimum wage and overtime: According to the Department of Labor, 2.3 million workers in the United States were paid less than the minimum wage or overtime pay in 2021. The most common industries with minimum wage violations were:
  • Retail trade (20.5%)
  • Restaurants and bars (19.3%)
  • Administrative and support services (17.1%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Manufacturing (8.8%)

By taking advantage of our Prevention Services practice area, employers can avoid the costly and time-consuming consequences of workplace discrimination, unfair termination, and wage and hour violations. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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About Jeannine Gomez - Associate Attorney

Jeannine received her J.D. in 2007, magna cum laude, from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), David A. Clarke School of Law. She received two merit scholarships, including a Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship. Upon graduation, Jeannine was recognized with the Dean’s Fellow Award (top 10% of graduating class) and a Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award.

Jeannine has over fifteen years of experience as a trial attorney providing the highest quality of client-centered representation. She prides herself on her patience, sensitivity, and ability to connect and communicate with her clients including in Spanish and French.

Areas of Practice

Employment Law- Discrimination

Family Law

Immigration Law