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Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment Lawyers

At Barbuto & Johansson, P.A., we are dedicated to protecting and fighting for the rights of employees. We handle and litigate labor and employment cases in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

As advocates, we handle all types of unfair labor and employment discrimination practices against employees. This can include representing individuals in discrimination claims (i.e. race, color, religion, genetic information, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, LGBT, pregnancy, childbirth, age, disability, citizenship status, uniform service member status, marital status, sickle-cell trait, AIDS and/or related diseases); harassment claims (i.e. hostile work environment, sexual harassment, assault, battery) and unfair labor practices (i.e. overtime, equal pay, denial of wages).

Unfair or discriminatory labor practices apply to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotions, terminations, performance reviews, layoffs, recalls, transfers, leaves of absences and compensation.

If you suspect that you may have a potential labor or employment case, contact us today by calling (561) 444-7980 to schedule a confidential, in-person meeting to discuss the claim and your legal options.

What are Some Common Types of Labor and Employment Claims?

Some of the most common types of worker’s rights claims include the following:

• Affirmative Action Compliance
• Assault
• Battery
• Claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”)
• Class Actions
• Data Security and Workplace Privacy
• Defamation
• Denial of Wages
• Disability and Reasonable Accommodations
• Discrimination
• Employment Contracts
• Equal Pay
• Ethics Investigations
• Family Medical Leave Act
• Fair Credit Reporting Act
• Hostile Work Environment
• Lost Vacation Days
• Minimum Wage Violations
• Missed Meals
• Missed Rest Periods
• Non-Compete Agreements
• Non-Solicitation Agreements
• Off-The-Clock Work
• Pregnancy Discrimination
• Retaliation
• Separation Agreements
• Severance Agreements
• Sexual Harassment
• Unemployment Benefits
• Unemployment Compensation
• Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (– USERRA)
• Unpaid Overtime
• Unpaid Wages
• Whistleblower Claims
• Worker’s Compensation
• Workplace Bullying
• Workplace Injury
• Workplace Safety
• Workplace Tort
• Wrongful Termination or Discharge

What Types of Damages are Available in Labor and Employment Cases?

The damages recoverable will depend on the type of claim. Available damages can include the following:

• Back pay
• Front pay
• Lost benefits (i.e. health, vacation, sick leave, pension)
• Compensatory damages (i.e. emotional distress, pain and suffering, mental impairment, therapy and medical bills)
• Reinstatement
• Reasonable Accommodations
• Prejudgment Interest
• Liquidated damages
• Punitive damages
• Any other damages by statute and/or deemed fair and just by the Court

There may be certain limitations or caps on the damages recoverable, so it is important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney to discuss your claims and recovery options.
Consult with a Worker’s Rights Attorney

Employment cases typically involve complex legal issues and strict timelines. In addition, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and State Human Rights Commissions have precise filing deadlines and regulations that must be adhered to.

If you believe you may have been mistreated or suspect that you may have a potential labor or employment case, it is important to seek legal assistance. You may have grounds to file a lawsuit seeking damages. Since your rights could be impacted by a statute of limitation, it is important to consult with an attorney promptly. Contact the lawyers at Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. to discuss your claim, legal rights and options. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, contact us today at (561) 444-7980 or fill out our online form.

Labor and Employment Attorneys serving Wellington, Loxahatchee, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Green Acres, The Acreage, Westlake, West Palm Beach and throughout the states of Florida, California and New Jersey.