Know your employee rights. Are you a hardworking employee in the Tampa Bay area who has been wrongfully terminated or have your employee rights been violated? As your lawyer, we will do everything in our power to help you secure the justice you deserve. Our
are aggressive advocates — a force to be reckoned with when fighting for fairness in the workplace.
Hostile Work Environment
Do not tolerate an environment infused with hostility or inappropriateness. Victims of pregnancy discrimination, workers’ compensation retaliation or race discrimination must take immediate action
Workplace discrimination comes in many forms. Regardless of the circumstance, it’s against the law. An employer cannot treat you unfairly because of race, gender, nationality, age, disability, religion or familial status.
While under Florida’s employment at-will doctrine, an employer can fire an employee for any reason or no reason at all, wrongful termination of that employee can have serious legal consequences.
Contracts and Agreements
Many employers require new hires and current employees to execute non-compete
and trade secret agreements
. Whether you want legal advice before signing your agreement or you’ve been accused of violating a contract, we can represent you in either situation.
Wage and Hour Disputes
Departing employees often deal with the delay of final paychecks
or severance checks
. Salespeople are not compensated based on commission plans or are fired before the commission comes due. We help resolve these and other wage and hour disputes.
Fair Labor Standards Act Claims
If your employer has failed to compensate you at minimum wage
, a skilled and engaged attorney can guide you through settlement discussions with your employer and can assist you with your lawsuit.
Our firm provides clients with advice and representation before state and federal agencies which are concerned with employment matters and agencies which are involved in professional licensure.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Claims
Most charges of employment discrimination must be first addressed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
, or EEOC, before you can file a lawsuit. You will need an attorney to speed up the mediation process and maximize your recovery.
Family and Medical Leave Act Claims
allows the majority of employees (though there are certain eligibility requirements) to take a leave of absence from work for a variety of health and family related reasons.
Fair Credit Reporting Act Claims
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
ensures privacy of your information. Before any employer can conduct a background check constituting a “consumer report,” he or she must do several things to ensure compliance with FCRA.