Kirton M. Madison

Kirton M. Madison

  • Employment Law, Business Law
  • North Carolina
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It’s not JUST a job. For most people, their job is directly tied to their livelihood. It’s how we provide for our families and take care of our loved ones. Like most people, you probably spend more time at your job than you do at home. You’ve missed out on important family events and things you enjoy doing due to your job.

The sacrifices you’ve made can make job disputes like discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages, unequal pay, or wrongful termination feel like a PERSONAL attack.

You have so much on your plate. Let an experienced professional help you through this. Kirton has over 10 years of experience and he is passionate about employee rights. He will FIGHT for you.

We also offer limited services to employers such as drafting employee handbooks and policies that comply with North Carolina and Federal workplace laws.

Education
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
J.D. | Law
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Clemson University
B.S.
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Certifications
Certified ScrumMaster
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 43029
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We offer contingency-fee retainers for select cases that meet our criteria.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our firm offers flexible payment options that allow clients to choose between hourly or mixed-fee retainers for most matters.
Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Business Law
    Business Contracts
Legal Answers
Q. Can my boss force me to fill out a request for reasonable accommodation?
A: Your employer may request that you and your medical provider complete an accommodation request form.

However, your question is a bit confusing and raises a lot of follow up questions. The purpose of an accommodation is to allow you to perform the essential functions of your job. You should not be removed from a job simply because you requested an accommodation. You should contact an attorney to discuss your matter in further detail.
Q. I notified my employer I was giving notice. Company policy is 2wks. He accepted effective immediately, without paying.
A: If you were an at-will employee, then the company (assuming it is not a state agency) had no obligation to pay the notice period. The organization was free to terminate your employment absent an agreement stating otherwise.

It seems as though you are suggesting that a contract was created when you signed the handbook (as if some policy was violated by your termination). I would say, "it depends." Usually, signing a handbook would not create a contract. However, you would need to provide more information about the specific circumstances (and the handbook itself) in order for a determination to be made.
Q. In the state of NC can I legally be fired for telling a joke to a coworker when I'm not at work?
A: In general--yes. North Carolina is an at-will employment state. Absent an employee contract or an agreement, the employer can terminate someone's employment for almost any reason or no reason at all. You may want to speak with an employment attorney if other factors were at play, but this does not appear to be unlawful activity based on your example.
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Madison Law, PLLC
8936 Northpointe Executive Park Drive
Suites 240-260
Huntersville, NC 28078
Telephone: (704) 981-2790
Fax: (704) 930-0648
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed