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Employment law covers all facets of the relationship between employer and employee — from the hiring process and conduct in the workplace to layoffs and termination. Federal and state governments have created thousands of statutes, administrative regulations and judicial decisions in an effort to protect and empower employees. The Feldman Williams, PLLC employment attorneys in Tampa have experience using these statutes and regulations to help clients get the justice they deserve.
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Our Tampa employment lawyers represent employees who have suffered discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other unfair treatment at work. Our trial attorneys have decades of combined experience handling employment litigation, practicing in state and federal courts.
Employment Law Overview
Employment law covers all facets of the relationship between employer and employee — from the hiring process and conduct in the workplace to layoffs and termination.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 outlaw unequal treatment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Our attorneys help clients by investigating employment discrimination and obtaining a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC. We stand up for workers’ rights against discriminating employers. If necessary, we are prepared to take matters to court.
If a case is successful, workers can expect placement, advancement, reinstatement and, in some cases, monetary compensation for back pay, front pay and emotional damages.
Also under Title VII, it is illegal for employers to make sexual advances or engage in other offensive conduct that creates a hostile work environment.
We represent clients in quid pro quo and hostile work environment claims. Sexual harassment in the work place is unacceptable. We make sure that all claims of misconduct are taken seriously and that clients get justice for their mistreatment.
Victims of harassment may collect back pay, compensatory damages, punitive damages and front pay.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits the unequal treatment of workers based on their age and applies to workers over 40. This type of discrimination is far too common in the workplace. Our attorneys aggressively pursue cases of age discrimination.
A successful claim can result in financial compensation and reinstatement at your job.
Disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) refers to a refusal to hire or refusal to make reasonable accommodations in the workplace. We offer free evaluations to find out more about your case and provide you with possible legal options.
If we accept your case, we will make sure that a discriminating employer will be held accountable for the damages you have suffered. We will build your case and, if necessary, take it to court. If successful, you can expect to be employed or receive compensation for back pay, front pay or damages.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed to prevent the unfair treatment of women in the workplace because of pregnancy, childbirth or maternity leave. There are several ways in which an employer may violate family leave policies. The Family Medical Leave Act covers many employees, guaranteeing up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year to take care of their own or a family member’s serious medical condition.
We will conduct an investigation on your behalf and prepare a case that will hold your employers responsible for any discrimination. Successful outcomes may include back pay, front pay, reinstatement and compensation for other damages.
Employees are fired every day. Some are let go for legitimate reasons while others are terminated improperly under state and federal laws. The place of business has become a litigation battleground.
At Feldman Williams, we represent clients who have been involved in many different types wrongful termination cases. We aggressively pursue these cases to make sure that our clients get reinstated at their jobs and receive adequate compensation for damages they have experienced.
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), it is unlawful for companies to retaliate against or get even with workers who file a complaint regarding their employer’s alleged unlawful policies.
If an employer has retaliated against you for speaking out about fraud, abuse or waste in the workplace, you have the law on your side. We will investigate the facts and defend your rights as a whistleblower. You can receive compensation or reinstatement if your employer has retaliated against you for reporting claims of fraud, abuse and waste.
Is your pay correct? Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers must pay minimum wage and overtime to eligible (nonexempt) employees.
The employment law attorneys at Feldman Williams have secured millions of dollars in wages for our clients. We will take all necessary legal actions against reluctant employers to make sure you get the payment you are owed.
Find out more about wage claims.
Enforcing employment agreements includes litigation of non-compete agreements and other employment contracts that create undue burdens on employees’ hiring contracts, non-compete contracts, wages and hours and severance packages.
Our attorneys review your agreements, prepare a case that reflects how your employer failed to live up to their promises and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Class Actions – When Employees Band Together/
We not only assist individual workers who have been treated unfairly by employers, we also handle class actions to ensure that groups of workers get justice. Class actions are cases in which groups of people with similar experiences band together against a single company to seek compensation. There is strength in numbers, and these cases can help benefit the individuals involved in addition to serving an even greater purpose of creating safer, fairer workplaces.
To learn more about joining a class action lawsuit, we encourage you to visit our Pending Cases page to find out about our ongoing legal actions. Our attorneys will meet with you to discuss the details of your case and find out whether your case would fit in with a class action.
Contact Us For Strong Employment Law Representation/
A strong attorney can help you enforce your legal rights against powerful interests. No matter how complex your case is, our lawyers are able to present an effective argument on your behalf even in numerous large-scale matters, including class and collective action litigation in state and federal court.
We put our motto to practice: we get “justice for workers.” Contact our employment attorneys in Tampa today for a free assessment with a knowledgeable employment law attorney. Give us a call for a consultation to learn if you have a case.
IN OUR CLIENT’S WORDS
Mitch counseled me on a difficult Florida employee-employer matter. At a number of points in the process if it wasn’t for Mitch’s sound advice and thorough follow-up by him and other members of his law firm I would have let the matter die. In the end Mitch and his firm, in my opinion, were able to draw water from a rock. This provided me with a sense that justice had prevailed, and greatly helped me to finally resolve the issue both professionally and personally. Mitch is a hardworking, no non-sense lawyer that I have known and worked with for over 12 years. He has a proven track record, and his long-term success as an attorney provides further testimony to this.
~ Benjamin J. Miele, CPA
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