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    Have you been mistreated in the workplace? The Miami employment law attorneys at Bernstein & Maryanoff are here to help working people fight for their rights. Our labor and employment attorneys litigate and negotiate a range of employment law issues in Miami and throughout the State of Florida. If you’re ready to take action, our Miami personal injury attorneys are prepared to help. Contact us today at (800) 429-4529 for your employment lawyer free consultation.

    What Is Employment Law?

    Employment law is the combination of legal rules that govern beginning, continuing and ending employment relationships. It covers a wide range of issues like pay, working conditions and discrimination. Employment lawyers assist their clients in interpreting, implementing and enforcing these laws.

    Our Miami Employment Lawyers

    The Bernstein & Maryanoff employment lawyers represent workers. If you are subjected to unfair working conditions, workplace discrimination or are not paid fairly, you may take legal action. Our Miami lawyers are here to represent you. If you have questions about a situation at work, contact us to talk about your case. We offer confidential, no-obligation consultations.

    When Do You Need an Employment Law Attorney?

    You need an employment law attorney if you’ve been hurt by a violation of laws that apply to employers. Here are some reasons that you may need an employment law attorney:

    • Discrimination
    • Harassment
    • Unpaid wages, tips, bonuses/Other wage theft
    • Breach of an employment contract
    • Firing without cause if you’re a member of a union
    • Adverse action for filing for workers’ compensation
    • Docking pay as a punishment
    • Adverse action for serving on a jury or military service
    • Working during breaks without pay
    • Contract negotiation or interpretation
    • Not getting paid for working at home
    • Retaliation for opposing an illegal practice of the employer
    • Whistleblowing
    • Not being allowed to take legally required breaks
    • Being denied leave that is permitted by law like family or medical leave
    • Work-related injuries

    The best way to learn about your case is to have a personalized consultation. Our employment lawyers offer free case evaluations to help you understand your rights and options to pursue justice.

    What Are Florida’s Anti-Discrimination Laws?

    Florida’s anti-discrimination laws come from multiple sources:

    These laws prohibit discrimination based on any protected class. Protected classes may include race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status or pregnancy. In addition to anti-discrimination laws, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967 provide additional protections from discrimination for employees.

    Can I Sue for Wrongful Termination?

    You can sue for wrongful termination if you’re fired in violation of the law or an employment contract. If you have a contract, or you’re a member of a union, you can only be fired in a way that the agreement allows. Even without an employment contract, if your firing amounts to discrimination on a protected basis, you can sue for wrongful termination. You may also have a case based on retaliation for a protected activity, like filing for workers’ compensation.

    When Does Employment Discrimination Occur?

    Here are some circumstances where employment discrimination can occur:

    • Hiring (refusing to hire based on a protected class)
    • Assigning job duties based on gender or another unlawful reason
    • Promotions and raises
    • Refusing reasonable accommodation for disability or religion
    • Refusing to allow jury duty
    • Unlawfully denying FMLA leave
    • Unequal disciplinary actions
    • Advertising in a way that excludes certain groups
    • Unlawful termination

    What Is a Hostile Work Environment?

    A hostile work environment is when working conditions become unreasonable, intimidating or intolerable. The standard is what a reasonable person would think of the working conditions. There’s no bright-line rule – a court would look at all the circumstances to determine whether a hostile work environment exists. If you’re subject to a hostile work environment, it can be a form of discrimination. A supervisor, coworker or even a non-employee can create a hostile work environment.

    How Long Do You Have to Bring a Claim for Discrimination at Work in Florida?

    In Florida, you have 180 days from the day the discrimination occurs to file a report with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You have one year after a non-determination under the Florida Civil Rights Act to file a case. It’s crucial to begin working on the case right away. Deadlines are relatively short in employment law cases. Quickly securing witnesses and written evidence is essential to build a strong case.

    Can I Sue My Employer for Unpaid Wages?

    Yes, you may be able to sue your employer for unpaid wages. State and federal laws govern a range of wage issues, including minimum wage, overtime, tips, breaks and bonuses. An unpaid wage claim may allow you to recover the payments that you deserve under the law.

    What Do Employment Lawyers Do?

    An employment lawyer may assist you with any of the following tasks:

    • Understanding what employment law applies to the case
    • Investigating the facts to determine if your employer broke the law
    • Determining your rights and the relief that you deserve
    • Gathering documents; speaking to witnesses
    • Filing reports
    • Accounting to assess the value of the case
    • Preparing the case to file in court
    • Creating and pursuing a legal strategy
    • Arguing and making statements at court hearings
    • Negotiations on your behalf
    • Helping you understand the best course of action and possible results
    • Enforcement of the judgment

    Our attorneys for employment law in Miami create a custom plan based on your needs. Let us tailor a legal strategy to your case that’s calculated to aggressively pursue your legal rights.

    Finding the Right Employment Lawyers in Miami

    If you’re looking for the right employment lawyers in Miami, we invite you to contact us for your free consultation. The Bernstein & Maryanoff team is devoted to helping individuals who’ve had their rights violated. We know how to handle employment law cases. Our goal is to ensure that every person has access to the legal representation that they need to fight for justice. The Bernstein & Maryanoff team has handled more than 50,000 cases. That diverse experience gives us the background to represent the unique issues that are present in your case. With six lawyers and 34 support personnel, we’re proud of our track record of helping good people get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to talk about your case.