Employment & Labor Law
Every workplace should offer a safe and nurturing environment. The failure of an employer to protect you from workplace harassment or to participate in ongoing discrimination is in direct violation of federal law and should be discussed with an employment law attorney as soon as possible after the violation occurs.
Many companies have human resources departments which protect employees from unfair practices, discrimination, and harassment. Additionally, certain types of careers offer unions which also protect employees from illegal actions. However, many small and mid-size companies often do not provide this type of protection to their employees, and instead foster environments where discrimination and harassment can remain unchecked by any overarching department.
Common employment law violations include the following:
- Workplace discrimination (gender, age, and sexual orientation)
- Denial of leave (including violations of the Family Medical Leave Act)
- Workplace harassment
- Unfit labor practices
Sometimes it is difficult for employees to understand whether they are the subject of discrimination or are experiencing workplace harassment which rises to the level of breaking state and federal law. Therefore, it is important to consult with an attorney if you have any concerns regarding your treatment at the workplace. The longer you delay in bringing a claim against your employer, the worse your situation may become. It may additionally become difficult to bring a claim later.
Depending on the type of claim at issue and whether the employee had to leave their job, damages can include the following:
- Back pay
- Future income
- Compensatory damages (costs associated with searching for new employment and the emotional impact of the situation)
- Punitive damages (damages intended to punish the defendant for their actions)
The total amount of damages you are entitled to receive after an employment dispute is determined based on your unique claim. Situations which involve particularly egregious action by an employer will likely include punitive damages, while other types of actions may only involve back pay. It’s important to contact an employment law attorney who can carefully examine the facts of your case and determine whether you have the requisite facts to bring a claim against your employer.
Rodal Law | South Florida Employment and Labor Law Attorney
If you or a loved one have been involved with an employment law issue, do not hesitate to contact Rodal Law. Our firm has over five years of experience in providing assistance to our clients in need of labor and employment assistance. We offer initial free consultations with new clients, either through skype, phone, or in person. This may help ease any fears as to whether your claim rises to an illegal action by your employer. Our firm will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve if your employer has broken state and federal law in its treatment of you.