Mistreatment, inadequate pay, wrongful termination – these are just a few reasons that people get help from employment attorneys. If you’ve experienced unfair treatment by your employer, then you may be able to pursue legal action and financial compensation.
At Feldman Legal Group, our Tampa-based law firm investigates labor law violations across both Georgia and Florida, and our experienced attorneys take great pride in representing workers and their best interests. We understand that taking legal action against an employer or past employer can be intimidating, which is why we take up the fight on your behalf. From wage and hour disputes to overtime claims and even class action lawsuits, we have the experience and know-how to handle the process for you. Schedule your free case assessment with our legal team today.
We frequently handle wrongful termination cases. There are extensive state and federal laws that protect workers from being terminated for unlawful reasons. Unfortunately, innocent workers are fired illegally on a regular basis. If you were recently terminated from your position and believe you were fired unjustly, it is important to speak to our labor lawyers in Florida as soon as possible. We can find out more about your specific case through our assessment process and determine whether a cause of action exists.
Wage and Hour Claims
In the state of Florida, all workers are entitled to a minimum wage of $8.25 per hour for the first 40 hours worked in a workweek. Upon working additional hours, the majority of workers are entitled to overtime pay at a 50% premium. Unfortunately, not all employers are familiar with, or comply with, state minimum wage and overtime laws, including those that apply to tipped employees. If you believe you aren’t being paid correctly for the wages you earned or that you’re owed overtime pay, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our labor attorneys. The laws governing wage claims, overtime pay and positions that are exempt from overtime are complex. Rely on our expertise and allow us to investigate your specific wage claim so we can determine whether you are owed additional wages.
While many state and federal laws exist to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace, regrettably, such workplace discrimination still happens on a regular basis. There are several types of workplace discrimination that we regularly investigate and litigate against. This includes disability discrimination, which typically occurs when an employer refuses to hire an eligible worker based on a disability or fails to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees in their workplace. The Americans With Disabilities Act protects workers against this type of discrimination. If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination based on a disability, contact our team of labor lawyers in Florida.
Age discrimination is another common form of workplace discrimination. This type of discrimination violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and is characterized by unequal or unfair treatment of workers based on their age. If you’re over the age of 40 and believe you have been a victim of age discrimination in the workplace, our labor lawyers are here to help.
In addition to litigating cases involving age and disability discrimination, our labor lawyers also seek justice for workers who experience discrimination for:
- race, color, religion, sex, and national origin
- family leave and pregnancy.
If you believe you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace or that you were denied a position for discriminatory reasons, we strongly encourage you to consult with our legal team today.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is designed to protect employees who have filed complaints against their employers for alleged illegal policies. When employers or coworkers retaliate against an employee for making a complaint or reporting wrongdoing, they are violating the terms of the FLSA, and they should be held accountable.
No worker should fear voicing concerns about a company’s practices. Employees who have the courage to blow the whistle on misconduct deserve protection. At Feldman Legal Group, we fight against employer retaliation to get justice for workers. Contact us today to learn more about filing a whistleblower claim.
Employment Agreements in Florida
If you entered into a legally binding employment contract or agreement that went unfulfilled by your employer, you may also have a case that our labor lawyers in Florida can handle. The same applies if you have entered into an employment contract that has created an undue burden on you that you did not anticipate when you signed the contract.
Labor Lawyers in Florida Who Get Justice for Workers
These are just a few of the specific areas of labor law that our employment law team at Feldman Legal Group can assist you with. If you believe you’ve been treated unfairly by an employer in any of these capacities, don’t hesitate to schedule your free case assessment by calling our office today.