Tampa Employment Attorneys Protect the Legal Rights of Employees & Employers
Florida employees should understand they have certain legal rights that their employers must abide by to remain in compliance with state and federal laws. Unfortunately, some employers violate these laws. Thankfully, you may be able to take legal action to address the illegal treatment you’ve received in the workplace.
If your employer violated your rights, one of the first steps is to consult with an experienced employment law attorney. An employment law attorney will listen to your side of the story and advise you of any legal recourse you may be able to take against your employer.
RTRLAW is a premier full-service law firm dedicated to protecting our clients’ legal rights. If you feel your employment rights have been violated, contact RTRLAW in Tampa at (813) 370-0229 or call toll free 1-833-HIRE-RTR (833-447-3787) for a free, no-obligation case review to discuss your case.
What Types of Cases Does an Employment Law Attorney Handle?
Employment law attorneys are qualified to handle a variety of cases related to illegal practices in the workplace. RTRLAW’s employment law attorneys help workers understand their rights and, through an investigation of the evidence, determine which laws, if any, were violated.
Some of the most common types of cases include:
- Unpaid wages and overtime
- Employment contracts
- Discrimination based on race, age, religion, gender, etc.
- Wrongful termination
- Sexual harassment
- Hostile work environment
- Workplace retaliation
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations
If you’ve experienced any above-listed violations of Florida employment law, you should seek legal representation immediately. In many employment law matters, evidence can disappear, making it difficult for individuals to prove their case.
However, the employment law attorneys of RTRLAW can assist you by thoroughly investigating and gathering evidence that will help support your claim. Our attorneys are passionately committed to seeking justice for our clients and holding employers accountable for their illegal actions.
What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination in Florida?
Florida is an “at-will” state when it comes to employment law. The at-will law basically gives employers the legal right to hire, fire, promote, demote, or discipline employees for any reason, as long as it is deemed to be legal. However, employers may not fire employees for certain conditions prohibited under Florida employment law.
For example, an employer may not fire a female employee based solely on the fact she is pregnant. Furthermore, employers are prohibited from terminating or demoting employees for the following reasons:
- National origin
- Veteran status
- Marital status
If you experienced bias in the workplace, such as being told you were too old to receive a promotion, terminated because of your race or national origin, or experienced treatment that was different than other coworkers who performed the same duties because of one of the reasons listed above, you may have evidence of discrimination.
Employment laws in Florida can be very complex and challenging to understand without legal advice and guidance. If you suspect you were terminated for an unlawful reason, you must first speak with an employment lawyer about your concerns. RTRLAW’s skilled attorneys can analyze any evidence you may have and determine the best course of action.
Can I Sue an Employer for Workplace Retaliation?
State and federal laws prohibit employers from terminating, demoting, harassing, or retaliating in any way against an employee that has done one of the following actions:
- Filed a charge or complained to their employer about job discrimination.
- Participated in an employment discrimination proceeding.
- Filed a workers’ compensation claim.
- Filed for unemployment or medical leave through the FMLA.
- Refused to participate in illegal activity.
- Some of the warning signs that your employer may be retaliating against you include:
- A sudden change in assignments or job duties
- Demotion to a lesser-paying job
- Negative job performance evaluations
- Transfer of employee to a less desirable position
- Schedule or shift changes that result in fewer hours
- Loss of employee benefits
- Sudden increase in verbal or written warnings
If you feel your employer is targeting you because you have lodged a complaint or filed for workers’ compensation benefits or for any other action you have taken, you need to speak with an employment attorney immediately. Unfortunately, if your employer suspects that you may be speaking with an attorney, valuable evidence that supports your claim could disappear.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling workplace retaliation cases and will be glad to sit down and listen to your side of the story. Contact RTRLAW in Tampa for a free, no-obligation case review where you can find out more information, ask questions and see if we can assist you with your case.
How Can a Tampa Employment Lawyer Help Me?
Employees should never be made to feel they are being harassed, retaliated against, or that their employer is violating their rights. State and federal laws were created to ensure that workers are treated fairly and to uphold their rights.
Sadly, many employers either do not understand the laws or blatantly disregard them. In either case, employees have a right to take legal action when their rights have been violated. However, because of all the variations in employment law, navigating the legal system on your own can be challenging. Therefore, one of the best moves you can make to protect yourself and your future is to retain a highly-trained employment lawyer who can act as your legal advocate.
RTRLAW’s employment lawyers are experienced in dealing with employers who do not want to abide by the law. Our comprehensive knowledge of employment law has allowed us to assist hundreds of clients over the years and achieve favorable outcomes for them. If RTRLAW takes your case, you will pay nothing upfront or at all unless we win your case and recover a financial settlement for you.
If you suspect that your employer has violated employment laws or has retaliated against you, contact RTRLAW in Tampa at (813) 370-0229 or toll free at 1-833-HIRE-RTR (833-447-3787) for a free, no-obligation case review.