What do you do when your boss, human resources, employee relations, and the legal department have aligned against you? How do you turn the tables at work? When you’ve been targeted at work you need the Walking Papers Podcast.
Drawing on a wealth of experience, much learned from his time on the dark side (representing employers), North Carolina attorney Josh Van Kampen, of Van Kampen Law is here to provide practical advice for people who are on the wrong side of a situation at work. We will discuss the pitfalls to avoid and countermeasures to deploy that may save your job or put you in the best position to negotiate a favorable settlement.
Van Kampen Law is only one of a small handful of employment lawyers in North Carolina that exclusively practice plaintiff-side employment law. Based out of Charlotte, NC, Van Kampen Law combats discrimination, providing representation to victims of employment discrimination and sexual harassment from the factory floor to the board room. To find out more or schedule a consultation fill out our Online Intake Form or call 704 247-3245 for a free initial intake interview with our experienced NC employment law attorneys. Until we have a chance to speak, keep your head up and wits about you.
In the first of this three-part podcast series on the litigation process, employment lawyer, Josh Van Kampen, covers everything you need to know about filing your lawsuit, including how to write a complaint introduction, what court to file at, if you actually need a lawyer, and what to expect after your lawsuit is filed.
Labor and employment attorney Michael Morrison wants you to know there’s a difference between being racist and being implicitly biased. In this episode, The Walking Papers Podcast expands on discrimination and how the lines between discrimination and implicit bias blur when an individual becomes aware yet indifferent to the negative outcomes of their bias. Michael offers ideas on how to use motivated awareness and inclusive integrity to combat bias in the workplace and legal field.
In this episode of The Walking Papers Podcast, special guest, Michael Morrison, explains why employers have the right to require their team to get the COVID-19 vaccine via the Americans with Disabilities Act. He also dives into legal and practical considerations employers should make before mandating the vaccine and how reasonable accommodations protect employees who are unable to receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely held religious practice or belief.
In this Walking Papers Podcast episode, Josh Van Kampen discusses the first steps anyone should take when seeking an employment lawyer, and why shopping around for the right fit is similar to picking the right car: you shouldn’t just go for the first, cheapest model you find. You’ll need to do some background research. These tips will help you find the right employment lawyer for your case.
On this episode of the Walking Papers podcast, Attorney Josh Van Kampen gives listeners a glimpse under the hood of the lifecycle of an EEOC charge. EEOC investigators will not do much to help you or investigate. Learn how and when to file an EEOC charge, how the EEOC “investigates”, what you can do to improve your chances at the EEOC, and what happens when the EEOC concludes its investigation.
This may sound familiar to some of you: you’re diligently preparing for a routine evaluation with your boss. You step into their office and an HR rep is there too. What’s going on? Your boss is terminating you. On this episode of Walking Papers podcast, Attorney Josh Van Kampen takes us inside the mind of your company and tells you not only what to expect during a termination meeting, but how to be prepared, how to conduct yourself, what to do, and what not to do, after a termination meeting.
The economic relief efforts surrounding COVID-19 have left many terminated and furloughed employees feeling anxious and confused. We’re here to help. In this episode of The Walking Papers, Van Kampen Law attorney, Lana Tigri, discusses eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits, what can disqualify an applicant, how the appeal process works, and frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and unemployment benefits.
If you’re an essential employee who contracts COVID-19 while at work, your finances will be affected. Workers Compensation and temporary disability policies can help provide you coverage. In this episode, we explore the employment benefits you can use during the pandemic and the process of filing a claim.
Congress’ recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) addresses some concerns many workers have about their employment. In this week’s episode we deep dive into the FFCRA, addressing what employment rights it protects and the expected loopholes soon to emerge from the quickly passed legislation.
Getting fired from your job is one of the biggest fears that any employee has at the back of their minds. What if you were terminated unjustly or the grounds for removing employment are unfounded? Can you sue your employer for damages caused by your termination? In this episode, discover how you can recover from wrongful termination damages and the different types of damages that you can seek to recover from.
Getting laid off is probably one of the toughest things to happen to you in your career. In this weeks episode, Josh goes into detail about severance packages and negotiating your pay to get the best results for not only your employer, but for you as well.
I worked with this law firm and had a very positive experience. Mr. Córdova was so helpful and really explained the process and what to expect with my case. I would highly recommend this firm.
I had an excellent experience with Mr Josh Vankampen and his staff (Carmen and Anna specifically). They were very responsive and started working on my case the same day I contacted them. They were persistent and effective. My case was settled thru mediation and given the circumstances I was pleased. Josh is aggressive yet appropriate and thorough. My case involved employment law and I have No reservations in recommending this firm.
Working with Noel was an absolute pleasure. I was dealing with a difficult and confusing work situation and she did a fantastic job advising and helping me navigate to find the best solution. Would recommend 100%. The team was very thorough and timely in answering any questions and addressing any concerns during the whole process.
Attorney Noel Harlow at Van Kampen Law is one of the most savvy, smart, attorneys I have ever worked with. Truly outstanding customer service from the staff that communicates quickly back to you in a well organized competent way. Do not try do this alone call Noel, I promise you will not regret it.
I truly enjoyed working with Josh and Nikki. They are very professional and responsive and made this stressful process as smooth and easy as possible.
I had been an HR professional for 30 years when I was questionably discharged from my employer. It was a painful and confusing experience. I had always been on the employer’s side of disputes. I talked with Josh Van Kampen and he helped me understand the realistic possibilities to fairly settle the situation with my former employer. The staff at Van Kampen Law made it easy to pull all the right documentation together. They got me 6 months’ severance pay with fully paid benefits. That gave me the time and confidence to start my own business. Thank you Josh and Team!
Excellent staff! They always had great communication skills and answered my questions quickly. Although I’m happy I do not need them anymore, I will highly recommend this office to anyone needing their services!