Louisville Attorneys For Your Employment Law Matter

James "Bo" Bolus recognizes that the majority of a person's life is spent at work and nothing can be more devastating - emotionally, physically and financially - than to be mistreated at one's place of employment.

The Bolus Law Offices in Louisville has developed a practice niche with its successful handling of employee discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims. In 1996 James "Bo" Bolus co-counseled a case to a jury trial that resulted in a $2,000,000 jury verdict for a female manger at the local Philip Morris cigarette manufacturing plant. The jury found the client was constructively discharged, i.e., forced to resign due to intolerable working conditions related to sexual harassment and/or retaliation. The constructive discharge claim was pled (i.e., made a part of the lawsuit) because, and only after, James "Bo" Bolus was asked to work on the litigation. After an unsuccessful appeal, the total payment by the defendant was over $4,000,000 including interests, expenses and attorneys' fees. This case led The Washington Post to quote James "Bo" Bolus in an article it ran in a series addressing sexual harassment in the workplace, which was a relative hot topic at the time due to happenings in the White House and elsewhere in the political landscape. Please refer to the Verdicts and Settlements, and Published Decision sections for a sampling of James "Bo" Bolus' experience and successes in this ever changing area of the law.

The Bolus Law Offices has brought cases on behalf of aggrieved employees under virtually every existing state or federal civil rights statute, including the Federal Civil Rights Act (Title VII), Kentucky Civil Rights Act (KRS 344), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and both state and federal whistleblower statutes.

A protected class is when someone is of a different race, sex, creed, religion, age, disability, national orientation, and sexual orientation (in some jurisdictions) than the majority of the populace. It is unlawful to treat someone differently or to harass him/her because he/she is in a protected class. It is further unlawful to retaliate against a person who has participated in the protected activity of complaining to his/her employer about perceived mistreatment because of his/her different race, sex, creed, religion, age, disability, national orientation, and sexual orientation (in some jurisdictions).

If you have been mistreated at work and believe it is because of your race, sex, creed, religion, age, disability national origin and/or sexual orientation, or believe you have been retaliated against because you have complained about what you believe to be mistreatment at the work place please call the Bolus Law Offices for a consultation with a lawyer.