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Have you faced unfair treatment in the workplace? If you believe you have a case against your employer, fill out the below questionnaire to begin pursuing your case.

Employment Law Services in Tyler

Trusted Attorney, Proven Results

The Hommel Law Firm is different from other employment lawyers because I work as a trial attorney to resolve your problems. Once I take your case and commit to you, your success is my priority, and I am prepared to litigate the matter to the fullest extent of the law.

Reach out to me today by contacting me online or calling (903) 412-3788 to schedule a case evaluation. During this meeting, I can explain more about the process of hiring an experienced trial lawyer for your employment case.

Employment Law Services

The Hommel Law Firm exclusively represents employees in all types of disputes with their present and former employer.

These claims can involve wrongful termination as a result of discrimination based on an employee’s:

I also represent many present and former employees regarding their rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

The firm also maintains a significant practice representing employees who have been denied payment of their wages. These claims include off-the-clock work, and failure to pay overtime wages, instead of a salary or a day rate. The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that provides for the payment of overtime wages and recovery of attorney’s fees as well.

You have rights as an employee, and the Hommel Law Firm is here to help you exercise them. I am a lawyer who truly cares about your situation and honestly believes that you have a right to fair and capable legal representation regarding your employment dispute.

Helping Workers Assert Their Rights

I am the only board certified labor and Employment Lawyer in the Tyler/East Texas area that primariIy represents employees instead of the employers. I realized many years ago that there was a lack of representation for employees and became one of the first to step up to the plate and provide it. After over three decades of practice, I still offer free 30-minute case evaluations where I meet with potential clients to discuss their cases.

Taking an employer to court is a serious matter, and you should only trust someone who has experience doing it. I am proud to say that I have tried over 100 lawsuits to jury verdicts, which is an increasingly rare accomplishment. Not many wrongful termination lawyers can say the same, but with me, you know you are getting someone who can try a lawsuit if and when is necessary. You will be involved and kept up to date throughout the entire process and can ask questions at anytime.

Set up an appointment today to see how the Hommel Law Firm can help you. Contact the Hommel Law Firm by filling out the questionnaire so I can evaluate your situation.

Fighting Discrimination And Wrongful Termination

At Hommel Law Firm, the core value is that any employee discrimination is wrong. Being treated unfairly or differently simply because of who you are is a humiliating experience for the employee and shameful on the part of the employer. If you believe you have been discriminated against, the Hommel Law Firm will fight for your rights.

I represent workers in claims against employers for the following:

  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harrasment
  • Family Medical Leave Act Violations
  • Retaliation

Fighting For Your Wages

The Hommel Law has represented thousands of workers who were denied payment of overtime wages. if you have not been compensated for your time directly, fill out the questionnaire today.

The Hommel Law Firm can help you receive the back wages that you have already earned but not yet been paid. If your employer does not pay you to attend meetings or training, for travel time to and from a worksite, or fails to pay you overtime wages, you may be eligible for back wages. Contact the firm through the case questionnaire and I will be happy to work with you.


I was injured on the job and filed a claim for workers compensation. When I went back to work I was terminated. Can my employer do that?

No, under Texas labor code section 451 the employer can be sued for terminating an employee for filing a worker’s compensation claim.

Can an employer require me to take a polygraph (lie detector) test?

There is a federal law The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) is administered and enforced by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The EPPA applies to most private employers. Employers may not use or inquire about the results of a lie detector test or discharge or discriminate against an employee or job applicant on the basis of the results of a test, or for filing a complaint or for participating in a proceeding under the Act.

Subject to restrictions, the Act permits polygraph (a type of lie detector) tests to be administered to certain job applicants of security service firms (armored car, alarm, and guard) and of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and dispensers.

Subject to restrictions, the Act also permits polygraph testing of certain employees of private firms who are reasonably suspected of involvement in a workplace incident (theft, embezzlement, etc.) that resulted in specific economic loss or injury to the employer.

Where polygraph examinations are allowed, they are subject to strict standards for the conduct of the test, including the pretest, testing, and post testing phases. An examiner must be licensed if required by a state in which the test is to be conducted, and must be bonded or have professional liability coverage. The Act strictly limits the disclosure of information obtained during a polygraph test.

I was fired from my last job and am having a difficult time finding another job, I think my former employer is saying untrue things about me, can you help me?

Always be truthful when filling out an employment application. Never leave out an employer no matter what the circumstances were in leaving that job. It is always better to list them rather then "forget" to put them down.

All any former employer will ever voluntarily disclose about your employment is the period of time you worked there, the rate of pay, and the type of work you performed. Almost anything said that would be of a derogatory nature could subject them to a lawsuit for defamation.

In your job application under reasons for leaving, you can generally put something generic and still be within the bounds of honesty, for example, personality differences, professional differences of opinion etc.

Can a prospective employer obtain a credit report on me?

In order to do a background or reference check under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), an employer must first notify the applicant that such a check will be done, and then must obtain the applicant's written permission to perform the check on a separate form from the application. The FCRArequires employers to disclose that consumer reports may be used for employment decisions and to secure consent from employees or applicants to obtain these reports. If consumer reports provide information that results in an adverse employment action against an individual, the employer must provide the person with a copy of the report and his or her FCRA rights.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident with 18 Wheeler $175K Gross, $114K Net Recovery
    $175,000, $2,142 Expenses, $60,500 Attorney's Fees
  • Police Shooting Death $140K Gross, $90K Net Recovery
    $140,000 Gross, $14,892 Expenses, $50,043 Attorney's Fees
  • Oilfield Services Overtime - 2 employees Settlement

    Recovery of $95,000 in unpaid overtime for two oilfield service workers

  • Workplace Injury & Wrongful Termination $175K Gross, $102K Net Recovery
    $175,000 Gross, $102,000 Net Recovery for Client
  • Police Shooting Death $325K Gross, $189K Net Recovery
    $325,000, $24,692 Expenses, $120,123 Attorney's Fees
  • Poultry Plant Workers Wage & Hour Collective Action $3.12M gross, $2.24M Net Recovery
    $3.12 Million gross, $20,000 Expenses, $750,000 Attorney's Fees
  • Sexual Harassment By Supervisor $95K Gross, $66.5K Net Recovery
    $95,000 Gross, $1,830 Expenses, $37,268 Attorney's Fees
  • Wage & Hour Collective Action $1.375M Gross, $800K Net Recovery
    $1.375 Million Gross, $800,000 Net Recovery to Clients
  • Oil Field Workers Wage & Hour Collective Action $780K Gross, $115K Net Recovery
    $780,000 Gross, $10,500 Expenses, $253,833 Attorney's Fees

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You don’t pay until I win your case. Reach out to the Hommel Law Firm today to get the employment law services in Tyler that you need! I can help you recover what you’re owed by an employer when your rights at work have been violated.

Contact me online to learn more about our fee structure for other legal services!

“Mr. Hommel is a hero.”

- Chimnonso O.
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