Frequently Asked Questions - Employment

  • How do I file a workplace discrimination complaint?
  • Is there such thing as wrongful termination?
  • When am I entitled to overtime pay?
  • How much may I win if I sue my employer?

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To get your legal questions answered, schedule an initial consultation with a dedicated Florida employment lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Levy & Levy, P.A.

How do I file a workplace discrimination complaint?

Depending on the precise nature of the discrimination, you may file your complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or both. Your claim is investigated by the agency, and then you may proceed to a lawsuit in state or federal court. Employment lawyer Chad E. Levy helps you understand how to file your complaint and represents you in both the administrative process and in the courtroom.

Is there such thing as wrongful termination?

No law prohibits an employer from wrongfully terminating an employee, as long as the termination does not violate a discrimination or retaliation statute. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Levy & Levy, P.A. are well-familiarized with these statutes and the conduct that can support a claim for you. It is important that you contact our office to see whether your employer may have violated one of the many laws that protect employees, and whether recovery may be available for you.

When am I entitled to overtime pay?

Florida overtime pay is dictated by a combination of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Florida state law. Hourly laborers in Florida are entitled to overtime pay, at a rate of one and a half times their regular pay, for working more than 40 hours in one week. However, many salaried professionals with certain job responsibilities are exempt from overtime pay. If you are unsure about whether you are entitled to overtime, contact the Law Offices of Levy & Levy, P.A.

How much may I win if I sue my employer?

This depends on the situation. The rule of law states that you are entitled to compensation which will make you whole, with the understanding that you would have been whole if not for the discrimination. Settlements and directed verdicts may include awards of:

  • Back pay
  • Compensatory damages
  • Promotion         
  • Reinstatement
  • Front pay
  • Reasonable accommodation

Remedies for discrimination also may include payment of your legal costs. In certain cases, punitive damages may be allowed.

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