Sarasota Labor & Employment Lawyer
There are dozens of labor and employment laws that exist at both the state and federal level. Navigating these laws can be difficult for employers and employees alike, and disputes are not uncommon. At the law office of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian, our Sarasota labor & employment lawyers represent our clients in all phases of employment and labor disputes. Please reach out to our law firm today for help navigating your employment law issues.
Our Sarasota Labor & Employment Practice Areas
We work on a variety of labor and employment case types throughout Sarasota and surrounding areas. Please reach out to us if you have questions about:
- Employment discrimination. Discrimination in the workplace is illegal, and those who are discriminated against are protected by federal laws, which are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Examples of discrimination might include breaches of the Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and more.
- Sexual harassment. Harassment and sexual harassment are forms of discrimination that are in violation of federal law. An employee who is a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace may have cause for an employment discrimination claim.
- Wage and hour complaints. There are strict laws regulating how many hours per week an employee can work in Florida, as well as how much they must be paid per hour. An employee may allege that they have wrongfully been denied wages to which they’re entitled. Additionally, some employees are also entitled to paid or unpaid leave; if a right to paid or unpaid leave is breached, a complaint may be filed against the employer.
- Wrongful termination. While at-will employees can be terminated at any time without cause, an employee cannot be terminated for exercising a protected right–such as filing a workers’ compensation claim or reporting an unsafe work condition–nor can they be fired for a reason that is discriminatory. What’s more, if an employee has an employee contract, termination must meet the criteria for grounds specified in the contract.
Remedies for an Employment Law Violation
If an employer violates employment or labor law, an employee may be eligible for certain remedies. These vary depending on the context, but might include back-pay or front-pay for wages, reinstatement to one’s position, attorneys’ fees, and other compensatory and punitive damages. An employer may also face other repercussions, such as fines and fees.
Call Our Employment & Labor Attorneys in Sarasota Today
Navigating employment and labor legal issues–whether as an employer or an employer–can be confusing, time-consuming, and emotional. The attorneys at the office of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian understand what you’re going through, and we want to help. If you have questions about employment and labor laws in our state, need to file a claim, or need help defending yourself against a claim, please call our Sarasota labor and employment law firm directly.
Our attorneys are transparent and straightforward about our legal services and our process. We offer free consultations, and are happy to meet with you at your convenience.