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Employment Lawyer in Miami, FL
Employment Law Attorney Devoted to Protecting Employee Rights
Our workforce is what makes this country go. Without them, our society would be in shambles. That’s why it’s so disheartening when companies mistreat their employees. Workers deserve respect and fair treatment, and employers who provide them with anything less than that must be held accountable under the law.
The Miami, FL employment law attorneys at Justice for Justice fight for workers’ rights. We have made it our mission to protect employees from unfair and illegal treatment on the job, like discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination. We will do whatever it takes to hold employers accountable for unfair and unlawful treatment of workers.
Comprehensive Employment Law Services
Unfortunately, the issues we face in our everyday lives, such as sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racial insensitivity, are often the same problems we find waiting for us when we show up for work.
Employment law is designed to prevent those issues from disrupting our work life. However, if those problems do arise in the workplace, protections provided under employment law give us the power to fight back, including recovering lost wages and benefits, bringing negligent employers and individuals to justice, and receiving compensation for pain and suffering.
Wrongful Termination Claims
Getting fired can be one of the worst moments of a person’s life. However, in some cases, that moment didn’t have to happen, because the person was the victim of wrongful termination. Wrongful termination involves getting fired for an unlawful reason. Examples of wrongful termination include the following:
- Firing an employee for a reason that breaches their employment contract
- Firing an employee for requesting fair compensation
- Firing an employee for taking unpaid leave for a reason allowable under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Firing an employee for witnessing and reporting sexual harassment
It can be difficult to prove wrongful termination in Florida, because it is an at-will employment state. In at-will employment states, employers can fire employees without advanced notice, at any time, and for virtually any reason. While it is hard to prove wrongful termination in Florida, it is far from impossible. At Justice for Justice, employment law is our only focus. We have successfully represented thousands of clients in Miami and throughout Florida. We know what it takes to prove wrongful termination in an at-will state.
For more information about Justice for Justice, check out our reviews. If you need help with an employment law matter in Miami, FL, don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 219-1324 or click hereto fill out our online contact form and we’ll reach out to you as soon as possible. We’re available 24/7 and we offer free, confidential consultations.
Sexual Harassment Claims
Sexual harassment is one of the most despicable actions that someone can engage in. No employee should experience sexual harassment at work. Sadly, many employees have been the victim of unwanted sexual advances and other forms of sexual harassment while on the job. Even worse, when employees have reported sexual harassment to their employers, instead of the employer holding those responsible for the harassment accountable, they have attempted to silence and punish those who reported the incident, including:
- Wrongful termination
- Denying promotions and raises
- Creating a hostile work environment
This isn’t right. Employees who are victims of sexual harassment and employees who witness harassment are well within their rights to report it. It’s unconscionable that, in some cases, reporting workplace sexual harassment can result in victims and witnesses suffering even more.
Fortunately, in such situations, sexual harassment victims and witnesses have options. They can pursue a sexual harassment claim against their current or former employer. This is often the best way (and in some instances, the only way) to hold negligent employers and individuals accountable for workplace harassment.
When employers commit government fraud, they can be forced to face consequences under the Florida Whistleblower Act. The Florida Whistleblower Act protects employees who witness their employers committing government fraud and report it. Examples of government fraud include:
- Overbilling for services
- Billing for services that weren’t performed
- Tax evasion
- Failing to pay employees for overtime
- Improper use of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds
- Producing dangerous products
- Allowing unsafe work conditions
- Permitting or committing sexual harassment or discrimination
The Florida Whistleblower Act is in place to protect employees from employer retaliation, including:
- Wrongful termination
If a whistleblower is the victim of workplace retaliation, the Florida Whistleblower Act provides them with the means to fight back through a whistleblower lawsuit. A successful whistleblower claim can enable an employee to get their job back, recover lost wages and benefits, and receive compensation to cover attorney’s fees.