Employment Law – Gainesville & Ocala Florida
Our lawyers will assist an employee with discrimination issues and also defend an employer in employee disputes. The resolution of conflicts is essential in the labor force. There are several areas of discrimination that we handle. These are areas that may lead to litigation include:
Gender Discrimination: Our lawyers will assist you if you are discriminated against by gender in the workplace. This includes sexual harassment, marital status, and pregnancy related matters. Moreover, the U.S. Supreme Court recently extended this protection to a person’s sexual orientation.
Race and Age Discrimination: Racial discrimination comes in many forms. Those may include reduced hours, denied or overlooked for promotion, denial of a job offer, and a reduced pay rate not equal to another of a different race in the same position.
Disability Discrimination: People who are disabled deserve to be treated with respect and given the same opportunities as others in the workplace. Disabled people must be given reasonable accommodations to perform their job duties. The ADA is a beneficial law for disabled individuals in all areas of public life.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): The FMLA allows an employee to take time off work to care for a family member. It allows for 12 weeks of unpaid leave annually because of a serious medical condition, such as COVID-19. To be eligible for a year’s employment, have worked 1250 hours during the year, and the employer has 50+ employees with a 75-mile radius.
Retaliation and Whistleblower: These two issues go hand-in-hand, along with hostile work environments. This type of lawsuit is a prime example of why one needs an experienced attorney with these unsavory issues.
Religious Discrimination: This type of discrimination is based on your religious belief, religious observance, or spiritual practice. Employees must make reasonable accommodations unless it would create an undue hardship on the employer.