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St. Petersburg Labor and Employment
At Morgan & Morgan, we believe no person should be judged in the workplace on anything other than the content of their character and their ability to do quality work. The attorneys in our labor and employment practice back this belief up, and handle a variety of employment and wage-related cases, including discrimination, harassment, overtime, minimum wage and wrongful discharge cases.
The city of St. Petersburg is also dedicated to stamping out discrimination, and if you suspect that you are being discriminated against in the workplace or elsewhere, you can file a complaint with the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights. However, that will not help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to for the discrimination you faced.
If you feel you have a potential employment or wage and hour case, please fill out our free case evaluation form. Our Florida employment lawyers in St. Petersburg have extensive experience representing employees in a wide variety of labor and wage and hour disputes, and are dedicated to seeking full compensation for our clients.
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 may need an employment lawyer 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 St. Petersburg, 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 contact us today for a free case review. Our St. Petersburg employment lawyers are offering this initial consultation at no cost and with no obligation.