Employment Lawsuits in Tampa
What types of issues result in employment lawsuits in Florida?
Companies today are becoming increasingly complex in terms of business practices and employee rights. As a result, a Tampa lawsuit is often required to resolve employment issues such as the following:
- Defamation. You are eligible to sue your employer if he or she issues a false statement that hurts your career. Defamation can cause you to lose job opportunities, and can even harm your reputation (for example, if your employer falsely and publicly accuses you of criminal actions).
- Workers compensation. If you are harmed on the job, you may be able to collect benefits that are crucial to replacing lost income, as well as cover medical expenses that result from your injury. However, employers and their insurance companies can be reluctant to dispense these benefits, and you may need legal advocacy in order to ensure that you receive them.
- Discrimination. It is against federal regulations for employers to base hiring, firing, or disciplinary actions on characteristics such as race, religion, nationality, gender, or disability, among other criteria. Unfortunately, employers who do not abide by these regulations may find themselves embroiled in an employment lawsuit in Tampa.
- Wrongful termination. There are certain reasons your employer is not allowed to fire you. These reasons include terminating you for discriminatory purposes (because you are of a particular nationality or race, for example), or because you refuse to perform an illegal act. An employee also cannot be fired for informing a regulatory agency about misconduct on the part of the employer, which is known as whistleblower protection.
Westchase Law, P.A. is a team of experienced and committed attorneys. We provide you with legal services that get results. At Westchase Law, P.A., we pride ourselves on professionalism, determination, and staunch advocacy for the best interests of our clients. If you have difficulty with an employment lawsuit in Tampa, discuss your case with us today.
Contact us for help with your Tampa lawsuit
If you are in need of legal advice, please contact our Westchase or Tampa office at (813) 490-5211 to schedule a consultation, or fill out our online contact form with any questions you may have.