Tallahassee Employment Lawyer
Employment litigation covers a broad range of issues from discriminatory hiring practices to wage theft lawsuits. The attorneys at DSK Law have represented both employees and employers in these lawsuits as well as providing workplace training programs to help avoid unnecessary lawsuits and prevent workplace strife before it happens.
Led by named partner, Thomas F. Neal, DSK Law can help you litigate a civil rights or wage claim under either federal or Florida law. If you have a conflict in your workplace, please give our Tallahassee employment lawyers a call and we can discuss your options moving forward.
Employment Discrimination Lawsuits
Employment discrimination lawsuits are legislated under both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the State of Florida’s Civil Rights Act. Which court you choose to file charges in will depend on a number of factors.
In addition, there are two types of employment discrimination lawsuits that you can file. Those are lawsuits in which an employer uses illegally discriminatory rationale when making employment decisions and those that allege discriminatory harassment in the workplace. The former, for example, can involve situations in which some employees are promoted over others based on skin color, age, or gender. The latter involves situations in which employees are harassed based on a protected characteristic. This includes sexual harassment cases. These are known as hostile work environment lawsuits.
DSK Law represents employees, helps employers conduct investigations, and trains companies in how to manage these types of conflicts before they hit the courts.
Wage and Hour Theft or Misclassification Lawsuits
These lawsuits involve either the misclassification of employees as independent contractors to avoid paying them overtime or giving them other benefits or misclassification of employees as professionals or executives in order to put them on salaried pay (and thus not pay them overtime). In other cases, employers force their employees to clock out before they start collecting overtime but also tell them they must remain at work. In some cases, employees skirt minimum wage laws by misidentifying employees as independent contractors when they are really employees.
As you can imagine, there is a legal difference between the services that an independent contractor provides and those of an employee. If you have been misclassified for the purpose of denying you a fair wage, DSK Law can help.
Wrongful Termination Lawsuits
Typically, wrongful termination lawsuits involve some level of retaliation. In other cases, they may involve age discrimination. If you make a formal complaint against a supervisor alleging sexual harassment or any other kind of harassment, your employer cannot respond by firing you. In addition, if you blow the whistle on an illegal activity or an activity that is contrary to the public good, your employer cannot respond by firing you. If you have been fired for illegal reasons you can sue your employer. Talk to an employment rights attorney at DSK Law for more information.
Talk to a Tallahassee Employment Lawyer
DSK Law provides a broad range of legal services to employees. Not mentioned above are collective bargaining, pregnancy discrimination, pension and employee benefits, and severance package disputes. If you have a dispute with your employer, a Tallahassee employment lawyer at DSK Law can help you settle it favorably or fight for you in court. Give us a call today.