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Employment Law Cases We Handle
At Brenton Legal P.A., we specialize in Florida employment Law. Over the years, we’ve represented thousands of clients in Florida in all types of workplace discrimination cases.
Listed below are some of the most common cases we see in Florida:
- Discrimination, whether based on gender, age, disability, religious belief or pregnancy, should not be tolerated in the workplace.
- Sexual harassment. There are several types of sexual harassment that can occur in the workplace. Unwelcome sexual advances, sexual jokes or language, unwelcome touching, and other hostile actions can be threatening and offensive.
- Retaliation. If you assert your rights as an employee, and are fired, demoted, or threatened because of it, this could be considered retaliation and is illegal. Sometimes this happens to employees who raise a discrimination complaint, act as witnesses for other worker’s complaints, or raise questions around workplace safety.
- Wrongful termination. There are certain situations where you cannot be fired. For example, if you have been injured on the job and that causes you to miss work, if you speak up about safety or other violations on the job, or if you take a protected leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
- Violations of wages and hour laws. There are certain minimum wages, state and federal, as well as overtime wages, that must be paid. When an employee fails to meet these obligations, they are breaking the law and should be held accountable.
- Breach of contract. If you are terminated in violation of your contract, you should speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
While these are some of the most common types of discrimination and harassment in Florida, discrimination and harassment can manifest in innumerable forms. Being the victim of any type of discrimination or harassment at work is not easy, and you shouldn’t have to bear the burden alone. Call an experienced Florida employment attorney today for help.
Florida workplace discrimination & harassment claims
Many types of discrimination in employment and housing are prohibited under the Federal Civil Rights Act and Florida’s Civil Rights act, including sexual and racial harassment. Harassment is defined as any unwelcome verbal, visual or physical conduct that creates a hostile work environment or affects an employee’s ability to do their job and feel safe in the workplace. This can include name-calling, catcalling, insults, bullying, offensive gestures or racial or sexual slurs, intimidation acts or bullying.
For a harassment claim to be successful, however, usually you must prove that there was a pattern of behavior occurring at work that continued to repeat itself. If you or a loved one is experiencing harassment at the workplace, it can be helpful to write down each time the harassment occurs so that you have a record of what took place.
Florida Employment Law Services
It is your employer’s responsibility to make sure harassment isn’t happening in the workplace. If you notify your employer and they fail to act, you should contact an experienced employment law attorney in Florida as quickly as possible.
Florida labor laws and employment claims
Florida is considered a “right to work” state. This means workers have the right to belong to unions if they wish and protect themselves against retaliation from employees for actions like speaking up about safety concerns or workplace discrimination. There are several other federal and state laws that affect Florida workers and employers. Listed below are three of the most important:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Passed in 1964, this is one of the most important pieces of worker rights legislation in the history of the country. It prohibits discrimination in nearly all workplace circumstances that employ 15 or more persons based on race, religion, gender, color, pregnancy or country of origin.
- Equal Pay Act. This landmark piece of legislation passed in 1963, prohibiting the discrimination of the payment of wages based on sex.
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Passed in 1967, this US labor law forbid employers to discriminate against anyone 40 years or older.
Of course, employers are also required to meet federal and state minimum wage and overtime laws. When employers fail to protect their employees or pay them fairly, they must be held responsible for their negligence.
Contact a Florida Employment Attorney Today
One of the best ways you can help protect yourself and your family if you’ve experienced discrimination or harassment at work is to contact a Florida employment law lawyer today. At Brenton Legal P.A., our attorneys have years of experience protecting workers rights and fighting for people who were unfairly treated in the workplace.
Our experienced legal team also handles clients with other types of employment cases, including:
- Family Medical Leave Act,
- Overtime/Unpaid wages,
- Workplace discrimination,
- Whistleblower protection, and
- Workplace harassment.
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