Aggressive Representation In Employment Law Matters

Lawyer talking to clientsThe employer-employee relationship is governed by a complex web of local, state, and federal law, which can be readily abused to the detriment of Southwest Florida’s hard-working men and women. Through our unwavering commitment to employee rights, we provide aggressive representation in employment law matters.

At Weldon & Rothman, PL, we have a Florida Bar board certified employment lawyer and an experienced staff to respond to employee rights violations in the workplace. We can handle essentially all employment law matters, such as:

Overtime / Minimum Wage / FLSA / Commissions / Wages

We provide representation for individuals who have been cheated on overtime pay, minimum wage, or pay due under an employment agreement.

Discrimination / Retaliation / Wrongful Termination

It is illegal to discriminate against employees based on protected characteristics such as sex, disability, race, national origin, and religion. It is also illegal to retaliate against employees who complain about discrimination or who assert certain other protected rights at work. We prosecute claims involving discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Additionally, we represent veterans asserting employment rights under USERRA.

Sexual Harassment / Hostile Work Environment / Women’s Rights

We represent victims of sexual harassment and hostile work environment in the workplace. We also represent women in pregnancy discrimination and Equal Pay Act cases.

Whistleblower Retaliation

In Florida, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who objects to or refuses to participate in an active policy or practice of the employer which is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation. We provide representation to employees who suffer termination or other harm from blowing the whistle on illegal activities.

Qui Tam / Medicare Fraud / Healthcare Fraud

Medicare fraud costs the government tens of billions of dollars each year. The Federal False Claims Act provides for the payment of reward money to individuals who successfully blow the whistle on Medicare fraud. We provide representation to employees with special knowledge of Medicare fraud through their employment.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The FMLA provides eligible employees up to 12 weeks of job protected leave for the birth of a child, or for a serious health condition of the employee, spouse, child, or parent. We represent employees in cases where employers interfere with FMLA rights or retaliate against the employee for exercising FMLA rights.

Unemployment Appeals / PERC Appeals

We represent employees and business owners in all stages of unemployment appeals. We also handle career service PERC appeals for wrongfully terminated or wrongfully disciplined state employees.

Non-compete Agreements / Employment Contracts / Severance Agreements

We represent individuals and business owners in litigation involving non-compete agreements and employment contracts. We also provide representation to employees in negotiating severance agreements, and provide assistance to employers with employment contracts, employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, and other employment law related concerns.

We frequently accept cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that our legal fees are paid from a percentage of the recovery and not from our client’s credit cards or checkbooks.

With offices in Naples, Ft. Myers, and Sarasota, our employment law team is dedicated to protecting employee rights throughout Southwest Florida. If you need assistance with an employment matter, or if you feel your rights have been violated, please call today to speak to an attorney.

Although we accept employment cases throughout Florida, our employment law practice focuses on Southwest Florida: Naples, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Marco Island, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Immokalee, Sanibel, Captiva, North Port, Bradenton, Collier County, Lee County, Charlotte County, Manatee County, and Sarasota County. As you can see, we pride ourselves on our strong commitment to and zealous advocacy for the employment rights of the hard-working men and women of Southwest Florida.

We are presently accepting new cases. Call us today. We are ready to help.