Richard Daugherty

Richard Daugherty

  • Employment Law
  • North Carolina
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Rich Daugherty is an employment law attorney with extensive experience serving clients throughout the State of North Carolina. Since 2003, Rich has represented individuals in a wide range of employment disputes including severance negotiations, executive exit negotiations, wrongful termination, sexual harassment and assault, discrimination, retaliation, and FMLA violations.

He has successfully litigated against Fortune 500 and other large corporations in federal and state cases in North Carolina with results favorable to his clients. Rich also negotiates confidential severance agreements for his clients.

Rich earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a JD and an MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During law school, he held clerkships in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and clerked for Judge Bartnoff on the Superior Court of Washington, D.C.

Prior to practicing law, Rich served in management roles in the field of industrial and labor relations for large corporations such as Mobil, Monsanto, Philip Morris, and Mitsubishi. This experience has given him a unique insight into how corporations work and how employees should be treated.

Rich considers it a privilege to represent conscientious, hard-working employees. He believes that no person or corporation is above the law and he is committed to fighting for the rights of employees. At the heart of his success is the open communication he has with his clients.

Whether you've been wrongfully terminated, you’re in fear of losing your job unlawfully, or you’re stuck in an untenable situation, contact Rich. He will be by your side every step of the way to reach a fair resolution of your case. When you contact his office, you will speak directly with him.

Practice Area
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Areas
  • Wrongful Termination, Severance Negotiations & Executive Exit Negotiations
  • Sexual Harassment & Assault
  • Sex, Pregnancy, Race, National Origin, Age, Disability & Religion Discrimination
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Depends on type of case
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
J.D. | Employment Law
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
MSW | Management Development & Executive Coaching
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Virginia Commonwealth University
MBA | Industrial & Labor Relations
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University of Richmond
BSBA | Economics
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Employment Section
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Orange County Bar Association
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Contact & Map
Richard Daugherty, Attorney at Law
313 Granville Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Telephone: (919) 942-8254
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: 8 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed
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