Employment Law

The labor and employment attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns have been serving the Greater Orlando area since 1979. In a time like this, we understand that you want a lawyer familiar with the complexities of employment law. We will help you navigate this complicated process.

We represent employers and employees in disputes and litigation before administrative agencies, federal courts, and state courts. We also represent our clients in arbitrations and mediations.
We Handle the Following Labor and Employment Practice Areas

Here are some of the issues we can manage on your behalf:

Wrongful termination
Breach of contract
Violation of wage and hour laws, including purported class actions
Violations of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements
Discrimination (e.g., age, sex, race, religion, equal pay, disability, and more)
Failure to accommodate disabilities

Today, you can speak with one of our team members about your situation.
How Can Our Firm Help You?

Our firm does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. After we learn more about the case, we will discuss your options. We will also:

Gather evidence that supports your allegations
Interview your coworkers, boss, and other related parties
Determine how state and federal laws apply to your circumstances
File your case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or another relevant agency
Establish what changes or accommodations could meet your needs

Your labor and employment lawyer’s main goal is to protect your legal rights.
How long do You have to File Your Case?

You might have heard that in Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. This goes for car accidents, slip and falls, and other personal injury cases. It does not apply to labor and employment cases.

Per the EEOC, you generally have up to 180 days to file your case. This timeline could be longer based on your situation. You could have 300 days to file. This makes seeking legal action vital. If you fail to file your case within the appropriate period, you could be ineligible to proceed.
We can Manage Your Employment Litigation Case

If an employer violates federal laws, such as those set by Title VII, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), or the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employment litigation may become necessary.

Employment litigation involves issues including (but not limited to):

Breach of contract
Workplace harassment (racial, sexual, or otherwise)
Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
Wrongful termination
Whistle-blowing and retaliation
Discrimination against protected statuses, including sex, disability, and race

Many of the issues listed above are federal crimes and should be taken very seriously.
We Can Defend Your FMLA Rights

The FMLA is a federal statute that applies to employees who need to take time from work for certain medical or family reasons. The FMLA allows the employee to take leave and return to their job afterward.

In addition, the FMLA provides family leave for military service members and their families–– if the leave is related to that service member’s military obligations.

For the FMLA to apply:

The employer must have at least 50 employees.
The employee must have worked for the employer for at least 12 months.
The employee must have worked 1,250 hours in the 12 months immediately preceding the leave.

You have RIghts if You were Denied Leave

Claims can arise when an employee is denied leave or retaliated against for trying to take leave. For example, it is unlawful for an employer to deny or discourage an employee from taking FMLA-qualifying leave.

In addition:

It is unlawful for an employer to fire an employee or cancel his medical insurance because he took FMLA leave.
The employer must reinstate the employee to the position he held when leave began.
The employer also cannot demote the employee or transfer them to another location.
An employer must notify an employee in writing of his FMLA leave rights, especially when the employer is aware that the employee has an urgent need for leave.

Compensable Losses in FMLA Violation Cases

If the employer violates the FMLA, an employee may be entitled to recover any economic losses suffered, including:

Lost pay
Lost benefits
Various out-of-pocket expenses

That amount is doubled if the court or jury finds that the employer acted in bad faith and unreasonably.
You are Protected from Discrimination in Florida

Both federal and Florida laws prohibit discrimination based on:

Marital status
National origin
Age (generally 40 and over)
Citizenship status
Veteran status
Genetic information

Florida laws specifically prohibit discrimination against individuals based on AIDS/HIV and sickle cell trait.
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