Labor and Employment laws are complex. For example, Florida is an “at-will” employment state, presenting its own laws of termination, unemployment benefits, and employment contracts. In either of these instances, seeking a consultation with an experienced employment lawyer can streamline your process.
At EPGD Law, we represent executives, professionals, managers, and employees of all levels and industries. Our one-on-one service is based upon the understanding that each client and each case is unique, requiring individualized attention and assessment. We handle all types of employment law related disputes in connection with labor law litigations including:
- Employment Discrimination: We are here to protect you against discriminations based on race, color, religion, sex, natural origin, pregnancy, disability, and other “protected class” categories.
Unpaid Wages: An employee may be misclassified as exempt employees or independent contractor which entitles an employee possible unpaid overtime compensation.
Harassment: Harassment violates several acts such as The Federal Civil Rights Act and Florida’s Civil Rights Act. These prohibit different types of discrimination in employment and ensure that sexual, racial, and other types of harassment illegal in the workplace.
Unlawful & Wrongful Termination: Florida is an “at-will” employment state, meaning that employer has the full discretion to hire you or terminate your employment. However, your employer cannot terminate your employment for unlawful reasons. If you believe that you may have lost your job for an unlawful reason, we are here to help you and ensure you that you exercised all of your rights.
Whistleblower: The term “whistleblower” describes an employee who reports violations of the law by an employer. Whistle-blower’s Act protects you against employer retaliation and can prove to be difficult and complex so we always encourage that you seek immediate counsel.
Liabilities for Workplace Accidents: Employees who suffered from an injury during the course of employment at work or outside of work are entitled to benefit from workers’ compensation. EPGD Law helps you to make sure that you fully benefited, compensated and receive total medical care.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): The Family and Medical Leave Act is federal law and guarantees right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave. If you have worked for an employer for at least a year (no need to consecutive) you are entitled to benefit from FMLA. We can assist you in ensuring you benefit from FMLA that you are entitled.
Retaliation: State and Federal law protects employees against being fired for engaging in activities protected by law or for reporting violations made by an employer. An adverse action against an employee can include unfavorable evaluation, disciplinary action, termination or demotion.
Prevent Problems in the Workplace – Contact Our Experienced Florida Employment Lawyers
From our offices in South Florida, we represent clients throughout the Miami-Dade County, Broward and beyond. Call us at (786) 837-6787 or e-mail us to schedule a consultation with an experienced South Florida employment law attorney.