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Experienced Attorneys Serving Orlando’s Business Owners with Employment Litigation Defense.

Unfortunately, employers can find themselves the target of employment-related lawsuits despite their best practices.  Some claims also subject the company officer to personal liability. Employment laws are complex and changing all the time.  It is critical to consult with an experienced Employment Law attorney to help you navigate your business through this difficult situation.

Our attorneys represent employers in litigation before administrative agencies, federal courts, and state courts. We also represent them in arbitrations and mediations. Some of the issues that we have assisted clients defending are:

  • Unlawful Termination
  • Breach of Contract
  • Defamation
  • Discrimination
  • Failure to Accommodate Disabilities
  • Harassment
  • Negligent Hiring and Supervision
  • Retaliation
  • Violation of Wage and Hour Laws, including purported class actions
  • Violations of Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Unemployment compensation claims
  • And many other claims related to businesses’ employees

We understand employment litigation is charged with emotions and negative publicity, however, we can help our clients minimize the negative effects and keep their positive business reputation all the while allowing them to return to focusing on their business. This could include early recognition of liability exposure and prompt resolution of the claim through an early settlement posture or aggressively defending the claim through trial and an appeal process.

We also can be proactive in assisting our clients with the preparation and maintenance of effective Employee handbooks and policies for distribution and related training. Many times this proactive approach will work as an added defense to potential claims.

We have 13 locations throughout Central Florida and North Central Florida. We are happy to meet you in the location that is most convenient to you. With our Main office in Orlando, we have 12 other offices including Clermont, Cocoa, Daytona, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Melbourne, Ocala, Orange City, St. Cloud, Titusville, and The Villages. Our Attorneys work aggressively to ensure your Employer Defense litigation matter is handled with the care you should expect from a firm that has been around for over 40 years.

Contact us today to find out more about our litigation capabilities from our skilled and experienced Orlando employment attorneys.

Orlando Employment & Labor Attorneys - Bogin, Munns & Munns

Frequently Asked Questions

As a business owner I am being sued by one of my former employees. What are my rights?

Your rights include an ability to vigorously defend the claim. Or, if you perceive there to be liability, you have every right to engage in settlement discussions. However, you should have an employment lawyer assist you with your valuation of the extent of liability and potential damages facing the company before you make a decision on whether to fight or settle.

How can an Attorney protect my businesses if I’m being unfairly targeted in an employment related lawsuit?

It is always best for an employer to talk to an employment lawyer at the inception of an issue rather than waiting until suit is filed. Many times, the lawyer can head-off a potential claim either through negotiation or formal resolution. Employers also have rights not to be sued for frivolous claims. While the burden of proof is upon the employer to prove to the court that the claim is frivolous, if successful, and the employer wins the case, it can create a right to an award of their attorney’s fees payable by the employee. Such right is usually not otherwise available under most employment law statutes.

What must an employer do after the employer receives notice of a claim?

Promptly contact an employment lawyer. There are significant deadlines and other requirements in responding to a claim that require expertise in employment law. When meeting with the attorney, have him explain his opinion of the liability risks and extent of damages. You should also develop a plan of action as to whether to attempt an early settlement or fight all the way through trial.

How can We Help

Bogin, Munns & Munns Can Help With Your Employment & Labor Case

Our employment attorneys are here to represent both employers and employees. Our Orlando lawyers will represent you in your employment dispute. For more information on our employment and labor law services including representation regarding sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and workplace discrimination, call 407.578.1334

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