Employment claims are often the most sensitive claims which are brought against business owners and employers. They can be disruptive to your work environment, and call into question your leadership’s motives and your business practices. In recent years, plaintiff’s attorneys and government agencies have increasingly focused on these types of claims, particularly in Florida, where government agencies investigate more than 7,000 employment discrimination claims per year. The law is ever changing, with an increased proliferation of workplace legislation at both the federal and state levels.
Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. takes a unique approach to employment discrimination claims, utilizing its attorneys’ experience representing businesses and individuals against claims brought by third parties and its intimate knowledge of the industries in which its clients engage to provide case-specific, focused solutions to employment based claims. Wicker Smith’s attorneys are experienced in representing employers in governmental and administrative investigations as well as in Federal and State Court settings, and have successfully defended employers in claims arising from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Equal Pay Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disability Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, and many other federal and state laws. Wicker Smith also provides training and can help assist you in developing anti-discrimination policies which may reduce exposure to future claims.