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Lakeland’s various industries continue to expand, and with that comes new opportunities at any number of both local and national businesses. But with these jobs can, unfortunately, come some levels of uncertainty, especially if you’re discriminated against on the job. No one should have to face discrimination or wage theft at work. Unfortunately, despite laws designed to protect individuals from labor violations, some companies still take advantage of their workers and use the uneven balance of power between employer and employee to keep them from speaking out against this injustice.
Morgan & Morgan’s Labor and Employment Division handles all types of employment and wage-related cases on behalf of employees throughout Lakeland. Our team of lawyers primarily focuses its attention on discrimination, harassment, overtime, minimum wage and wrongful discharge cases. While prior success cannot guarantee a future outcome, our experience and track record may be able to help you.
If you feel you have a potential employment or wage and hour case, please fill out our free case evaluation form.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney?
If you are involved in a dispute with your employer, your decision to hire an attorney or pursue the matter alone can have a direct impact on whether your employment rights are ultimately protected. In most situations, the company, especially a large corporation, will have more resources than its employees. The company may have already legal counsel, or will hire its own team of attorneys to help limit their exposure and reduce the risk of litigation.
In these cases, you need an experienced employment lawyer with resources, who can protect your rights and improve your chances of filing a successful claim. It can be difficult to decide whether an employer’s actions are illegal, and speaking to our attorneys can help you make this important distinction. We can also address any concerns you may have about negative consequences at work and investigate potential wage and hour violations which may be creating hardships for you and your family.
How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?
We generally handle these cases on a “contingency plus” representation, meaning that the employer/defendant is obligated to pay our attorneys’ fees and costs (or a percentage of the clients’ recovery if our total fees are not awarded by the court).
Can I Be Retaliated Against for Filing a Complaint?
Retaliation against an employee who files an employment claim is strictly forbidden by law. Employers may not demote, reduce an employee’s hours, assign an employee an undesirable shift, reduce job duties, or give intentionally false poor performance reviews when a claim is filed. Employees may be entitled to additional compensation if their employer engages in retaliation.
The employment lawyers at Morgan & Morgan litigate numerous lawsuits involving labor and wage disputes in Lakeland, throughout Florida, and nationwide each year. We are extremely proud of the results that we have obtained in assisting workers with employment claims. To learn more, please fill out our free evaluation form to have your case reviewed by one of our Lakeland employment lawyers.