Workers often find themselves at the mercy of their employer, with unequal bargaining power when it comes to negotiating contractual terms, or at the risk of being fired at any time according to the whim of the employer. State and federal laws have been enacted to protect the worker, however, and the St. Petersburg employment lawyers at Perry Draper PLLC fight to see that workers are given the benefit and protection these laws were intended to provide.
Local Lawyers Experienced in Florida Employment Law
Employment law is a broad topic, and our lawyers take a comprehensive approach, helping employees in a number of different areas. We take on employment discrimination and sexual harassment claims, ensuring that no worker is unfairly treated because of his or her race, color, religion, ethnicity, age, sex or gender, or disability. We pursue claims before both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), as well as state and federal courts, for violations of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other federal laws and their Florida counterparts.
We also maintain a vigorous wage and hour practice, recovering compensation for employees with unpaid overtime or who were misclassified as exempt employees or independent contractors, as well as other labor law violations under Florida law and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
We can help negotiate, draft or review all manner of employment agreements, including employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, nondisclosure agreements and noncompete covenants. If not carefully drawn, these documents may be unfair to the employee as well as unenforceable for the employer. Beyond the drafting stage, we litigate the enforcement or challenge to these documents, as well as wrongful termination and wrongful discharge claims involving breach of contract or at-will employees terminated unlawfully or on grounds that violate public policy. This includes a retaliatory discharge against an employee in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation, safety violation or other notice, or for cooperating in an investigation.
St. Pete-Clearwater Employment Lawyers for all Employment Law Matters
In St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and throughout Tampa Bay, contact Perry Draper PLLC for professional advice and representation in your employment law matter.