Employment Law Attorneys Miami
Understanding applicable employment laws and lawsuits in Miami, Florida
The skilled employment law attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group are available to represent individuals in Miami and throughout the state of Florida with their claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, and unfair treatment. Our law firm represents employees and job applicants exclusively. Moreover, it does not matter whether you are a resident, citizen, or undocumented worker, we can help.
Derek Smith Law Group offers free legal consultations and representation in many employment matters in state court, in federal court, at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and at the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), including claims related to:
Which includes discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment claims based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and marital status.
Sexual harassment is a unique form of gender-based discrimination and is illegal.
The law prevents employers from retaliating against employees who participate in making complaints of discrimination in the workplace. Claims of unlawful retaliation may include termination, demotion, change in rates of pay, or change in job duties.
Wage and Hour Claim:
Various violations under the Equal Pay Act for overtime, minimum wage, commissions, and non-payment of the final check.
Family and Medical Leave:
The federal law that guarantees certain employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave each year with no threat of job loss and health benefits just as if they were working. Florida also has its own laws regarding family and medical leave laws specifically for Florida residents.
Employment Contract Litigation:
Including contract disputes regarding breach of contract, severance agreements, employee contracts, and restrictive covenants like non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements. Our attorneys also assist in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating employment contracts.
When adverse actions occur to employees for reporting of illegal actions in the workplace that violate state or federal regulations.
Protections against discrimination and other forms of unlawful employment behavior
Protections against discrimination and other forms of unlawful employment behavior exist under both federal and Florida state laws. In some instances, the specific state laws in Florida protect individuals against more forms of discrimination and offer superior possibilities than federal law. In those cases, where both federal and Florida laws provide similar protections, an individual can pursue both claims and recover either federal or Florida remedies. As such it is essential to consult with an experienced Florida attorney about every protection you have available to you under the law.
If you feel like you’ve been discriminated against, sexually harassed, or are having issues with your employer, consulting with an experienced Derek Smith Law Group attorney will provide you with peace of mind and advice about your legal rights.
Florida law is particularly complex. This is why it is so important to retain local lawyers who truly understand how to apply state law to best support their clients. When you bring your legal matters to Derek Smith Law Group, you can be assured an attorney well-informed of Florida local laws and issues is advocating for you. Moreover, Derek Smith Law Group is a multi-state law firm offering services not only in Florida, but also New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Contact Our Experienced Miami Employment Law Firm
Our attorneys have years of experience litigating claims of discrimination and sexual harassment. Working together with our New York City and Philadelphia discrimination and sexual harassment attorneys, we have recovered millions on behalf of our clients who were discriminated against because of their gender or other protected status under Federal and state law. If you feel you have been discriminated against, please give our attorneys a call, toll-free, at 1-305-946-1884, for your free consultation. Derek Smith is not yet admitted to practice law in Florida. His Partner, Andrew Alitowski, Esq. is admitted to practice law in Florida and runs the Miami office. Additionally, Kelly O’Connell is admitted to practice law in Florida and also operates out of the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC Miami office. Derek Smith is sitting for the July Florida Bar exam and hopes to be admitted in Florida shortly.
Our Florida office is located in downtown Miami and serve individuals and employees throughout Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Monroe County, Orange County, in Orlando, Naples, Sarasota, Tampa, Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Gainesville, and locally in Miami, Miami Beach, Brickell, South Miami, Miami Lakes, North Miami, North Miami Beach, South Beach, Coral Gables, Aventura, Kendall, Doral, Hialeah, Florida Keys, Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs, Pompano, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Palm Bay, and, Florida.