Protecting Employee Rights
Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A. recognizes that most of us spend the majority of our waking hours in the workplace. The wrongful disruption or termination of a career is frequently accompanied by frustration, anxiety and depression. We understand that illegal discrimination, harassment and retaliation impact both employees and their families.
We provide aggressive, caring and individualized attention to protecting and defending the rights of our employee clients. Our firm is privileged to represent clients with a variety of workplace issues including:
- Sexual Harassment/Assault
- National Origin
- Wrongful Termination
- and all other protected classifications
Additionally, we have extensive experience representing whistleblowers, employees who object to violations of laws, rules or regulations and who experience retaliation as a result. We also represent employees in Qui Tam and False Claims Act matters. These are situations in which an employee becomes aware of fraud, waste and abuse of government funds.
Our attorneys regularly litigate claims involving unpaid wages and overtime compensation, non-compete agreements, employment contracts, severance agreements and Family and Medical Leave Act claims. We also assist with unemployment appeals, worker’s compensation retaliation claims, and private and public sector grievances. We provide comprehensive guidance from the initial administrative processes through mediation, trial, and appeals.
We are committed to the principle that all people deserve equal employment opportunities in the workplace. Our firm is a leader in the State of Florida in the protection of employee rights.