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Reasons an Employee Should Rely on a South Florida Labor Attorney

Because of an On-the Job Injury

After receiving any necessary emergency care for an on-the-job injury, you should strongly consider speaking with a South Florida work injury lawyer. Workers’ Compensation insurers are not known for being generous. And if your employer refuses to report your injury, you should definitely contact a South Florida work injury lawyer. He or she can help you report the injury yourself and can make sure your rights as an employee are protected.

Due to Unpaid Overtime Wages

When your employer denies you earned overtime wages, he or she may as well be taking money from your wallet. Not paying earned overtime is theft, plain and simple. If your employer has justified nonpayment of overtime wages by saying you’re a “contractor” or that you’re “salaried” that may not be the case. An employment lawyer can advise you on your rights.

For Review of a Severance Agreement

Any time you’re offered a severance package you should have a South Florida labor attorney review it before you sign. It should cover things like what happens to your pension, if there is a non-compete clause, what should be done if you have company stock options, and whether there is a confidentiality agreement.

Because of Discrimination

Discrimination should not happen in the 21st century workplace, but unfortunately, it does. An experienced South Florida labor lawyer knows how to help you if you have been discriminated against due to:
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • National origin
  • Race
  • Pregnancy
You wouldn’t want your spouse, child, sibling, or best friend to be discriminated against in the workplace, and you shouldn’t put up with it if you’re the victim.

Due to Illegal Activity in the Workplace

If there is illegal activity in your workplace and you expose it, you have rights under the Florida Whistleblower Act. Whistleblowers are often subject to retaliation, intimidation, and harassment, and when this happens whistleblowers are entitled to compensation. Contacting a South Florida labor lawyer when you discover illegal activity in the workplace is your best approach. Exposing illegal activity can be difficult, but it’s the right thing to do.

Contact us today to learn about your legal options