Houston Employment Lawyer | Top-Rated

We are top-rated Houston employment lawyers. We fight for our clients. We listen to you and help you get what you deserve. We are the best Houston Overtime Lawyers because we help our clients get paid for all types of damages including damages related to wrongful discharge, unpaid overtime hours, retaliation, disability discrimination, violation of medical leave (FMLA) rights, worker’s compensation, and sexual harassment… the list could go on and on. We make a living fighting for our clients. We typically don’t get paid anything unless we win. We won’t back down against your current or former employer either. Let us fight for you. Like all of our other clients, you will be very happy you did. You can see what some of our clients are saying about us on this page below.

Houston Employment Lawyer
Clayton Craighead, Houston Employment Lawyer

Long story short: every single client review we have gives us 5 out of 5 stars. Not many of them. Not most of them. Every. Single. One.
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Some of the claims we handle:

  • Wrongful Termination and Discharge
  • Overtime Disputes
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Retaliation – where an employer targets an employee for reporting misconduct or reporting that his/her boss has engaged in discriminatory conduct
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – discrimination, retaliation, and failure to provide reasonable accommodations
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – refusal to provide medical leave, interference with medical leave, and retaliation
  • Workers’ Compensation – workplace injury and related discrimination and retaliation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – failure to pay overtime wages and minimum wage
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Non-compete and Non-disclosure Agreements

If you are experiencing any of these issues call Clayton Craighead, #1 Houston Employment Lawyer. 

When Should I Hire a Houston Employment Lawyer If I am the Employee?

Employers can commit many unlawful actions that wrongfully place employees at a disadvantage. You should contact a Houston Employment Attorney in any of the following situations:

  • You have been harassed, discriminated, or retaliated against by your employer.
  • You were terminated or fired from employment and the termination was illegal.
  • You are being forced to sign an agreement waiving rights you are entitled to.
  • The employer has violated state or federal laws created to protected employees.
  • Your employer has not given the benefits that you are entitled to under your employment contract.

Make sure to contact a Houston Employment Lawyer as soon as you become aware of an issue. If you wait to contact an attorney, the delay could prevent you from proving the illegal conduct committed by the employer and also prevent you from recovering damages.

Talking to Us is Easy

  1. Enter your details into the “Contact Us” form
  2. An attorney will call you back
  3. We will let you know if we can help
  4. You owe us nothing unless we recover money for you


An Employment Lawyer Houston Workers Trust

At The Craighead Law Firm, our Houston employment lawyers are aggressive advocate for employees who want to hold their employers accountable. With a trusted employment lawyer, Houston workers have someone who will fight for them before agencies such as the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Texas Workforce Commission.

Houston employment attorney Clayton Craighead devotes his practice to fighting for the rights of workers. Employees often feel stuck in desperate situations. That’s why we fight for them and provide highly rated legal representation. When you need an employment law firm to be your advocate, contact the aggressive and experienced legal team at The Craighead Law Firm.

Employment Lawyer Houston: Our Practice Areas

Overtime, Unpaid Wages, and FLSA

When your employer owes due wages, you have the right to pursue unpaid overtime. However, unpaid wages extend to failure to pay minimum wage, failure to pay overtime, and wage theft. Each of these claims takes on different forms. When working with an employment lawyer, Houston-based employees have a path to pursue a claim. We work with you to identify the most appropriate strategy to pursue your best interests.

For instance, when you work 50 hours at a construction job but are only paid for 35 hours, this is an example of wage theft. On the other hand, a minimum wage violation could occur in an instance where a subcontractor’s team is paid a daily rate instead of an hourly minimum wage.

Additionally, if you work over 40 hours in a week as a non-exempt employee, your company should pay time and a half for each hour worked beyond the 40-hour limit. These claims and others arise in a variety of ways. If your employer misclassifies your job or asks you to work off the clock, you might be entitled to unpaid wages.

Contact our employment attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.

Wrongful Termination

In Texas, the State follows a doctrine of at-will employment. For employees, this means termination at-will for any reason or no reason whatsoever. However, there are legal restrictions to at-will employment. Federal law and state law provide employees with protections against wrongful termination.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act. This act prohibits the termination of an employee based on their disability.
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits the termination of an employee based on their race, skin color, sex, religion, or national origin.

Additionally, your employer cannot fire you if it violates your contract, whether this is a collective bargaining agreement or an employment agreement. Oftentimes, contracts specify particular terms of employment or offer some guidance as to the company’s policies regarding termination. This contract binds the employer to follow the terms set forth in the document.

If you believe you were wrongfully terminated from your position, contact the Houston employment attorneys at The Craighead Law Firm to schedule a free consultation.

What Others Are Saying:

An Employment Attorney You Want on Your Side

Clayton is a go getter! He spent a considerable amount of time researching my case and discussing it with me before he was hired. His communication was excellent and he always responded the same day when I called. Even if that meant calling me after hours from home. I would recommend him to anyone that has an employment law situation requiring representation. Thanks to his research and hard work my ex employer had no choice but to settle my claim.

I knew in my heart that I was severely wronged. Desperately, I searched for an employment attorney who would listen to me, my plea and restore some peace and normalcy in my life and that of my family’s. After even trying several organizations and being turned away, my hope was growing so dim. Then came the response from Mr. Craighead.

After I explained my plight, he “stepped up to the plate” after agreeing with me that in fact, I had been “wronged.” I can say from personal experiences that there are good attorneys (and not so good ones). But with Mr. Craighead, I can say that the 5 stars in this rating does not do him justice! For me, he surpasses excellence. He kept me abreast of all matters as they occurred in my case timely and answered all questions timely, sometimes it even surprised me! Ethics! That is what he possesses as well as intelligence!

Therefore, in MY opinion, it is VERY rare to have an attorney these days, not only “listen” to you, the client, but “understand” all the confusion and pain that comes with being wronged. Mr. Craighead is in one word – stupendous – and when ANYONE asks me who I HIGHLY recommend for a GREAT attorney- two words will ALWAYS come to mind – Clayton Craighead!

Clayton Craighead is a go getter and a fighter. If you ever have a problem you will need an attorney who has those qualities. Don’t settle for less, call him today.

Areas of Service

The Craighead Law Firm, PLLC is a Houston Employment & Overtime Law firm located in Houston, Texas. The Craighead Law Firm represents clients throughout the Houston area and the State of Texas, including in Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Galveston counties.

How Can a Houston Employment Lawyer Help You?

If you have been wronged by your employer or are a victim of wage theft, you may be entitled to compensation. The Craighead Lawfirm handles cases ranging from wrongful termination to wage theft and loss of overtime pay. If you are a victim of wrongful discharge, retaliation, sexual harassment, unpaid overtime, or other unlawful circumstances in which have caused you damages or loss in wages, call an Employment Law Firm that Houstonians can depend on.