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Protecting your legal rights in the workplace.

You can take action against employer discrimination and mistreatment.

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Holding employers accountable

There may be a number of issues that could arise in the workplace. You deserve to work for fair and full pay, in a peaceful workplace. Your personal value to the company should only be based on your performance and nothing else. With the assistance of Mr. Address, you can stop the wrongdoing.

Issues of employment law can be complex and confusing. You want the dedicated individualized attention from an experienced attorney. Attorney Stuart M. Address is here when you need him – working aggressively to protect your rights.

Demand what’s right

You have the right to be treated fairly and be compensated for any wrongdoing you may have experienced.

Assisting clients with issues like:

  • Family and medical leave
  • Overtime disputes
  • Sexual harassment
  • Unpaid wages
  • Whistleblower claims
  • Workplace discrimination*
  • Workplace retaliation

*Age, disability, gender, nationality, pregnancy, race, religion

Unpaid Wages

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Florida Minimum Wage Act an employee can make a claim to recover unpaid wages. Common claims for unpaid wages claims include a failure to pay minimum wage ($7.25 an hour), unpaid commissions, unpaid bonuses, final paycheck and a failure to compensate employees for vacation time earned.

Overtime disputes

Any employee, even those who are paid salary, that is not paid overtime for working over 40 hours in a work week may be entitled to back wages, liquidated damages, or attorney’s fees and costs by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Sexual harassment

An employee may have a sexual harassment claim if they have experienced any unwanted sexual advances or attention, unwanted physical contact (including touching, kissing, and grabbing), interference of free movement in the workplace, invitations of a sexual nature even after the employee has resisted and being passed over for promotion in favor of another employee who is having a sexual relationship with a boss.

Whistleblower claims

Whistle blower generally refers to an employee reporting, objecting or protesting some type of illegal activity in the workplace. The employer does not have the right to discharge an employee under such circumstances.

Workplace retaliation

State and federal laws prohibit employers from retaliating against an employee for engaging in what is legally referred to as protected activity. These laws make it unlawful for an employer to terminate an employee in retaliation for an employee complaining about discrimination or harassment, an employee disclosing violations of the law, an employee cooperating with a government agency conducting an investigation, an employee refusing to follow a discriminatory policy or an employee that has filed a workers’ compensation claim.

Family and medical leave

The Family and Medical Leave act covers employees that are employed by a company of 50 or more employees, have been employed for at least 12 months, and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 month period preceding the absence. For those employees that are covered, they are eligible to take up to 12 weeks of medical leave in a one-year period.

Workplace discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace is illegal and employees are protected by both Federal Law and Florida state laws. Under such laws, the following are prohibited: race discrimination, age discrimination, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination. Examples of workplace discriminatory include termination, refusal to hire, harassment, retaliation, inappropriate language.

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