Given the number of years that most people work in their lifetimes, employees may occasionally need the assistance of a labor and employment attorney. Several State and Federal agencies are available to help investigate and resolve employee claims of discrimination or employee retaliation, including the Florida Commission on Human Relations (“FCHR”) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).
In addition, a large number of Federal and Florida laws are designed to protect employees from various issues which may arise in the workplace. Such laws include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992. Employees may wish to consult with a labor and employment attorney if they experience any of the following:
- Unlawful or wrongful termination;
- Discrimination based on race, gender, nationality, marital status, disability, religion, pregnancy, or age;
- Minimum wage violations;
- Employer retaliation.