Florida Employment Attorneys
If you are like many Americans, you may spend more waking time working than engaging in activities outside of work. [Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “American Time Use Survey – 2013 Results,” www.bls.gov, June 2014, accessed November 2014.”] When you encounter workplace harassment or discrimination of any kind, this home away from home can suddenly change—from a safe and welcoming environment to one fraught with danger or hostility. The resulting stress can negatively impact your health, your relationships, and even your job performance. [Source: American Psychological Association, Stress in AmericaTM: Missing the Health Care Connection, https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2012/full-report.pdf, February 2013, accessed November 2014.]
However, you may have hesitated to file a claim against your employer for fear of termination—and the resulting lost wages and benefits. At John Bales Attorneys, we don’t want you to worry about supporting your family or trying to deal with the situation on your own. Whether you were discriminated against, sexually harassed, wrongfully terminated, or retaliated against, you have rights. What you need is an employment dispute attorney.
We are here to help you—contact John Bales Attorneys today for a free consultation. Our experienced employment lawyers may be able to help get you back pay, restoration of your job, a court order to stop discrimination, or compensation for your pain and suffering.
John Bales Attorneys—Protecting Your Rights from Unlawful and Uncomfortable Behavior in the Workplace
According to both state and federal laws, employers are forbidden to discriminate against current or prospective employees based on:
- Genetic information
- National origin
Laws also prohibit sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and employer retaliation.
Sexual Harassment: Examples of sexual harassment include unwanted sexual advances, demands for sexual favors, or any other sexual conduct at work—such as repeated inappropriate remarks, emails, or text messages. It is important that you follow your company’s grievance procedure to report any incidences. If that does not work, or if you continue to be harassed, you may have a legal claim.
Wrongful Termination: Under Florida law, most employees are classified as “at will” employees (unless a written employment agreement changes this status). This means that your employer can fire you for any reason—with or without cause—so long as you are not terminated for illegal reasons, such as your age, disability, or sex.
Employer Retaliation: If you filed a sexual harassment charge against your employer, questioned your employer’s results during a grievance investigation, or offered to assist in a sexual harassment investigation and then were retaliated against, the law may provide you with relief against the employer.
If you feel that you have been discriminated against or subjected to harassment in the state of Florida, you may need to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR).
Because the EEOC and FCHR have set strict deadlines for filing a claim—or, statutes of limitations—it is critical that you contact John Bales Attorneys immediately. Our experienced employment lawyers will determine whether you should file with one or both of the agencies, investigate the circumstances surrounding your experience, and help you file your complaint within the required timeframe.
What can you expect with John Bales Attorneys?
Care. Quality. Respect.
If you have a workplace dispute with your employer or a colleague, contact the employment dispute attorneys at John Bales Attorneys today. No matter the situation, you deserve a safe working environment—and you deserve respect.
Laws are in place to protect your rights—do not tolerate this illegal behavior anymore. Our experienced employment lawyers can help you file a claim if you have experienced workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or retaliation. We understand the strict deadlines associated with these claims, and will work to quickly file a claim on your behalf, and help get you the resolution you deserve.
With John Bales Attorneys, you can feel confident supported by an experienced and compassionate law firm. We will keep you up to date throughout the entire process, and will do our best to answer any questions you may have along the way.
If you have an employment dispute, contact us today so we can begin working on your claim and you can get on with living.
Life does not wait. Why should you?
Call John Bales Attorneys now.