Tampa Employment Lawyers
Tampa Employment Lawyers for Workplace Discrimination and Harassment
It’s not uncommon for workers to experience stress, embarrassment, and depression after facing employment discrimination on the job. If you were harmed by job discrimination, you should call the seasoned Tampa employment lawyers of Phillips & Associates. As recognized leaders in the field, we represent clients in a wide range of litigation, including high profile cases. We’ve negotiated and tried cases that resulted in recovery of millions in awards and settlements for our clients. Understanding how precarious and uncertain this time may feel to you, we represent clients with discrimination claims on a contingency fee basis. It’s rare for an employer to simply admit it is discriminating against you because of a protected trait like race, national origin, or gender. It’s important to retain an experienced attorney. Give us a call for a free initial consultation. We have offices in Miami, Philadelphia, Princeton, and New York City.
Employment Lawyers in Tampa
Workplace and harassment lawsuits we handle include those involving the following protected characteristics:
- Sex or Gender
- Sexual Orientation
- Sexual Harassment
- Criminal Conviction
- National Origin
Our firm is made up of skillful and experienced trial lawyers, but we also handle other proceedings for clients who have faced wrongs in the workplace including:
We also represent client sin wage and hour lawsuits, including those that involve failure to pay overtime.
Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal in Tampa
Federal and Florida laws forbid discrimination and harassment in Tampa workplaces. Federal antidiscrimination laws include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The Florida Civil Rights Act is the state law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of an employee’s race, color, religion, sex national origin, age, handicap, or marital status. Discriminatory acts can include terminations, layoffs, harassment, failure to promote, or demotions that occurs because of one of those protected traits.
Often employees are uncertain about whether the reason they faced an adverse employment decision was because of a personal trait such as their sex or national origin. Comments by employers may be veiled. It’s important to talk to attorneys who have seen many different types of discrimination and understand how a court is likely to interpret your situation in relation to federal and state laws. You should consult the experienced Tampa employment lawyers of Phillips & Associates.
Filing a Lawsuit for Workplace Sexual Harassment
Federal Title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. Harassment can include a wide range of unwelcome contact and either gender can perpetrate it. Sexual harassment may involve perpetrators and victims of the be same-sex or be directed towards people of the opposite sex.
We handle sexual harassment litigation involving:
- Unlawful Touching
- Sexual Coercion
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Advances
- Supervisor Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Joking, Sexual Comments
- Co-worker Sexual Harassment
- Office/Holiday Parties
Pregnancy and Family Discrimination
Our firm is a leader in protecting those workers who’ve faced discrimination or harassment because of their pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Federal laws that provide protections to workers include the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. You may have a claim under state law.
You may not be sure whether what happened to you counts as pregnancy discrimination. To learn more, read:
Disability and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Federal and Florida laws forbid Tampa workplace discrimination based on a disability such as cancer or quadriplegia. They define disability slightly differently. Federal laws prohibiting disability discrimination include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act. If you believe you may been treated negatively because of your disability, you should call our seasoned disability discrimination counsel. We handle cases involving a wide range of disabilities and medical conditions. Learn more here:
- Disability Discrimination
- Medical Condition Discrimination
- Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
- FMLA Violations
Consult Our Tampa Employment Lawyers
You likely hope a prospective employer or existing employer will evaluate your work performance, not exhibit bias against protected characteristics. If you believe you were discriminated against, you should call the seasoned employment counsel of Phillips & Associates for a free initial consultation if you believe you were subject to discrimination or harassment on the job. Call us at (866) 229-9441 or completing our online Contact Us form. We look forward to speaking with you.
What Our Clients Say:
"He covered every angle and was able to help me with my dispute. I would recommend Jesse Weinstein and Phillips and Associates in the future to anyone."- Margaret
"Being in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years I can say that this law firm is the number one choice for workers in the restaurant business that need to sue their company for wrongful termination."- Massimo
"He was extremely patient and understanding throughout the process and remained professional and consistent even when I could not. I really felt like he had my back and I didn't have to worry."- Karen