When Should an Employee Hire an Employment Attorney?

Employees can be placed at a disadvantage or have their rights violated by employers in a variety of ways. When any of the following situations arise, an employment attorney should be contacted: When Hiring an Attorney For A Employment Legal Matter, Here Are some Common Things to Consider. When deciding whether to hire an attorney,…


City Hall ‘deceitful’ in column about Steve King case | Opinion

I am one of the attorneys representing Stephen King, the deputy director of the City of Knoxville Engineering Department, who was recently returned to work by order of the hearing officer in Steve’s Civil Service grievance. After a 38-year career with the City Engineering Department, Mr. King was abruptly terminated on Aug. 31 because the…


Victor Ashe: Public servant Steve King restored to city job, in defeat for Mayor Rogero

It can truly be said Christmas came early this year to former Knoxville city engineering director Steve King. Bill Petty, special civil service hearing officer, ruled Tuesday that King must be offered retreat rights with the city engineering department afterKnoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero abolished the deputy engineering director position.


Knox County, MPC to pay ex-manager $800K settlement in federal retaliation lawsuit

Knox County and the Metropolitan Planning Commission will pay $800,000 to a former MPC finance manager who filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was fired in 2014 for helping a female staffer pursue a sex discrimination and equal pay complaint.