Javier Perez is an employment lawyer who represents only individuals in employment law matters, including cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage disputes.
Speaking fluent Spanish, Javier represents clients from all walks of life, including many in the Hispanic community who have been wrongly fired or who were treated unfairly in the workplace. He firmly believes that language should not keep an employee from asserting his or her rights under the law.
Javier’s services are in demand and he represents many clients in a variety of employment law cases. He has represented clients in cases involving race/color discrimination, national origin discrimination, age discrimination, sex or gender discrimination, sexual harassment, religious discrimination, disability discrimination, and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). He also represents several employees in cases involving pay or compensation, including minimum wage and overtime disputes.
Javier is an active member of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association and received the DHBA’s Estrella award in September 2015, which is given to a rising star and up-and-coming leader. Javier also serves on the DHBA’s Board of Directors and Steering Committee.
Born in Austin, Texas, Javier now resides in Dallas with his wife, Caelie, and their two dogs, Chicago and Molly. Javier and Caelie are expecting their first child in April.
- In September 2015, Javier and Matt Scott achieved a six-figure settlement in an age discrimination case on behalf of nine long-term employees of a local manufacturing company. All but one of these clients were Spanish-speakers.
- In July 2015, Javier and Matt Scott won a $223,007.60 judgment in a national origin (Black American) discrimination case in Dallas County. In Theresa Griffin v. MGA Home Health Plus Services, Inc., the jury found that Theresa Griffin was discriminated against by her former employer because of her national origin and awarded her back pay and compensatory damages. Judge Mark Greenberg awarded Ms. Griffin and the Kendall Law Group their attorney’s fees in connection with the victory.
- In February 2015, Javier and Matt Scott won an arbitration in which their client was not paid overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. In Michelle Campbell v. WRPS III D/B/A Western Rim Property Services, Arbitrator Mark Shank awarded Ms. Campbell and her attorneys all of Ms. Campbell’s back overtime pay and her attorney’s fees in connection with their successful finding.
- In December 2014, Javier and Matt Scott achieved a multiple six-figure settlement for six Spanish-speaking waitresses at a local bar who were not paid hourly wages or allowed to keep their tips.