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Punished At Work For Pursuing Your Rights?

 

Although your boss makes the rules at work, he or she can’t change Florida or Federal laws. You have certain rights and protections. You have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim if you are injured on the job. You have the right to report illegal and unsafe behavior by your boss or co-workers.  With some employers, you have the right to take maternity or paternity leave, or leave to care for yourself or family members.  You have the right to stand up against sexual discrimination or harassment, and to insist on reasonable accommodations for disability or handicaps.  You also have the right to speak out against unfair and discriminatory practices on the basis of gender, race, national origin, color, and marital status.  If your employer retaliates against you for exercising your legal rights, Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A., will stand up for you. Since our Lakeland firm was founded in 1968, we have established a respected reputation as aggressive litigators who are not afraid to go to court. We also have the resources to confront even the largest companies.

What It Takes To Win Your Case

In order to win an employment lawsuit based on a retaliation claim, you must show that:

  1. You were involved in a protected activity, such as filing a workers’ compensation claim, reporting illegal behavior or reporting discrimination.
  2. Because of that protected activity, you were treated unfairly, such as being demoted, harassed or fired.

Proving these two points is a job for a knowledgeable and experienced employment law attorney. With more than 125 years of combined experience, our team of lawyers has the detailed understanding necessary to accurately evaluate and pursue your case. Our firm also knows how to apply state and federal laws in order to protect your rights in the workplace. We will walk you through all the details step by step, and we won’t quit until you receive the justice you deserve.

It Costs You Nothing To Talk With An Attorney About Your Rights

To discuss your situation with one of our skilled lawyers in a free and confidential consultation, please contact Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A., at 800-200-7546. Let us show you firsthand why thousands of clients have entrusted their futures to us over the past 40 years.

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