At Morgan & Morgan, we advocate for employees suffering on-the-job issues like discrimination, harassment, wage issues, wrongful termination, and more. You deserve fair treatment in the workplace and we’re here to protect your rights. With decades of experience, our employment attorneys represent you — not the company. We’re on your side and are ready to take on your case. Contact us at our Jacksonville offices today.
Employment Law Issues and How Our Firm Can Help
Our employment lawyers are experienced in all facets of employment law. If you are having a legal issue in the workplace, or just have questions about a current situation, get in touch with us to have those questions answered. Following are just some of the areas we can help you with:
Discrimination. In Jacksonville and throughout Florida, it is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, disability, citizenship status, marital status, HIV/AIDS status, and sickle cell trait. Any company with 15 or more employees is bound to several federal anti-discrimination laws.
Wages. Your company must adhere to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which establishes minimum wage and overtime pay standards across the board.
Wrongful Termination. Although there is no general wrongful termination law in Florida, there are still unlawful forms of termination. These can include termination because of discrimination, certain breaches of contract, retaliation, or taking leave because of an illness or disability.
Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment can leave you feeling powerless, but there are employment laws designed to protect you. Any unwanted sexual advance that may be used as a condition of employment, creates a hostile work environment, or is used for making employment decisions can be considered sexual harassment.
Family Medical Leave Act. Your company must follow the FMLA, which is a federal law. Eligible employees have the right to take unpaid leave with the right to return to their job for certain reasons. These reasons include serious illness or health conditions, maternity/paternity leave, and military duty family issues. In Florida, the FMLA also covers domestic violence leave.
Whistleblower Laws. You cannot be fired for speaking out against illegal activity in your workplace, discrimination, or other injustice. There are whistleblower laws in place to protect your rights, and our employment and labor attorneys can explain these to you in detail.
Why Do I Need a Jacksonville Employment Lawyer?
Although it’s advisable to first go through your Human Resources chain of command to resolve your workplace issues, consulting with an attorney who represents you — and not the company — ensures that your rights are protected. Morgan & Morgan is always your advocate and works in your best interests.
If you have a work-related dispute, chances are your company has access to many more legal resources than you do. Putting yourself on a level playing field helps you better protect your rights as an employee and increases your chances for reinstatement and/or financial compensation.
Our employment and labor attorneys have decades of experience and understand the laws inside and out. We can put our knowledge to work for you, and our goal is getting the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact Our Florida Employment Law Firm Today
If you’re going through an employment or labor dispute in the Jacksonville area, the attorneys at Morgan & Morgan can help. We represent the people, and we are ready to protect your consumer rights. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.