If you have an employment or labor dispute, Bogin, Munns & Munns can assist with your case. For more than 40 years, we have served clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 corporations with their legal issues.
Our Melbourne employment litigation lawyers help employers and employees with mediation and arbitration, and we can represent you before administrative agencies and in state and federal court.
What Is Employment Litigation?
Employment law focuses on legal issues ranging from workplace discrimination to breach of contract. Litigation refers to legal proceedings but does not automatically mean a trial. We assist with a broad range of issues, many of which we can resolve through an insurance settlement or pre-trial agreement. However, we will not hesitate to go to trial if necessary. We work on cases involving:
Discrimination in the workplace is illegal. Florida Statutes § 760.01, also known as the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, prohibits discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status.”
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) offer many of the same protections to workers at the federal level. Additionally, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees equal opportunities and reasonable accommodations for workers with disabilities. Federal laws also outlaw discrimination for reasons of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Discrimination can take many forms, including:
- Refusal to hire or promote
- Restricted access to privileges or opportunities
- Inequitable compensation
- Creation of an adverse work environment
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we believe in equal rights for all workers, and we have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination. We are here to help you seek justice if your rights have been violated.
No one should feel uncomfortable, unsafe, or harassed in their workplace. Sexual harassment can take many forms, including:
- Inappropriate jokes
- Sexual innuendo
- “Quid pro quo” or exchange of sexual favors for privileges or promotions
- Inappropriate touching
- Pornographic materials in the workplace
However, not all harassment is sexual. Harassment is simply the creation of a hostile or threatening work environment. If you believe you have been the victim of workplace harassment, we can help you understand your rights.
Workers have rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which guarantees unpaid time off and retention of medical insurance benefits for workers dealing with certain family and health issues, including:
- A serious medical condition
- Caring for a family member with a serious medical condition
We can help if your employer denied you FMLA leave or otherwise violated the FMLA act.
Wage theft can include:
- Nonpayment of wages
- Failure to pay the minimum wage
- Refusing to pay overtime
- Forcing employees to work off the clock
- Refusing to allow breaks or lunch periods
Our Melbourne attorneys can help you fight for the wages your employer owes.
Wrongful Termination and Workplace Retaliation
Wrongful termination can occur because of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, and other reasons. We can help you recover lost income and other damages caused by wrongful termination. We may even be able to get your position reinstated.
Additionally, you should know it is against the law for an employer to retaliate against an employee for taking legal action. For example, your workplace cannot fire you for filing a sexual harassment lawsuit.
Breach of Contract
We represent employees and employers in breach of contract issues, including:
- Employment contracts
- Self-employment contracts
- Nondisclosure agreements
- Noncompete agreements
- Construction contracts
- At-will and implied contracts
- Verbal contracts
To consult with an experienced employment litigations lawyer serving Melbourne, call 855-780-9986
What Can Our Melbourne Employment Litigation Lawyers Do for You?
Our attorneys can handle all the legal tasks associated with employment litigation. We can:
Build Your Case
Whatever your employment issue, you will need to prove your case. We can help you collect documents and other evidence to back your claims, including:
- Employment records
- Pay stubs and wage records
- Witness testimony
Additionally, we will bolster your case using state and federal law and legal precedents. If necessary, we can consult with experts who can provide relevant testimony about your employment matter.
File Your Claim or Lawsuit
Employment litigation cases can be complicated, but our team is here to help you manage the “red tape.” We will handle your documents, file your claims or lawsuits, submit evidence, and track and adhere to case deadlines.
Represent You During Mediation, Negotiations, or Arbitration
Let our Melbourne attorneys be your voice. We will represent your best interest during any attempt to resolve your case. We will handle all of your phone calls and emails with insurers, attorneys, and other involved parties. This relieves you of this burden and protects you from harassment, intimidation tactics, or pressure to settle. Furthermore, it ensures you do not unintentionally say or do something that could be used against you.
Work Tirelessly to Achieve the Best Outcome for You
Whether you are seeking monetary damages, enforcement of a contract, or reinstatement at your job, we will fight to achieve the best possible resolution for your employment litigation issue.
Melbourne Employment Litigations Lawyer Near Me 855-780-9986
How Long do You Have to Pursue an Employment Litigation Case in Florida?
How long you have to file your case depends on the legal matter at hand. For example, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(2)(b), you have five years to file a lawsuit for most breach of contract cases. However, if your case deals with a discrimination issue, you have one year to file a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR).
Our attorneys can tell you more about state, federal, and administrative deadlines that may affect your case.
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Contact Bogin, Munns & Munns for a Case Review
With more than 40 attorneys on staff, Bogin, Munns & Munns has a legal professional focused on your area of the law. No matter what employment litigation issue you face, we can stand by your side through every step of the way.
We offer comprehensive legal representation with a focus on serving each of our clients with dignity, compassion, and respect. To learn more about working with a Melbourne employment litigation lawyer, contact our offices. A member of our team is available 24/7 to take your call and get you started.