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EMPLOYMENT LAW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We know you have questions about the law, and we are pleased to provide answers. Our firm brings our extensive knowledge and dedication to the practice of law straight to you.

WHAT RIGHTS DO I HAVE IF I HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR HARASSED AT MY WORKPLACE?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Florida Statutes establish your right to work free from discrimination. The terms and conditions of your employment may not be compromised because of your disability, race, sex, marital status, color or religion. Similarly, your work experience should be free from any unwelcome harassment from supervisors and/or other co-workers.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY EMPLOYER REFUSES TO PAY ME FOR OVERTIME?

The Fair Labor Standards Act sets basic minimum wage and overtime standards and mandates that employers compensate employees fairly. If an employer refuses to issue overtime pay as mandated by law, the employee has the right to pursue compensation by filing an unpaid wage claim. You should be aware that some employees are exempt from receiving overtime pay. You should consult with our attorneys to discuss your rights to receive overtime benefits.

CAN I BE FIRED FOR FILING A CLAIM WITH THE EEOC AGAINST MY EMPLOYER?

Briefly, an employer is prohibited from firing an employee for bringing a lawful claim under the EEOC. If you are terminated based solely on the fact that you filed an EEOC claim, you may have the right to seek reinstatement or lost wages. Contact our attorneys for a consultation.