When you are faced with problems with your employer, you may not know where to turn. There are rights offered to employees at both a state and federal level and when those rights are being violated, you can hold your employer accountable. Some of the problems you could be facing with a Pensacola area employer include:
- Harassment in the workplace – employees should never face harassment because of their gender, race or other characteristics or any other type of harassment. This is a violation of both federal and state laws and employers can face steep fines when they violate these laws.
- Wage and overtime laws – employees have a right to a minimum wage in Florida and employers must pay overtime per the law. If you believe your employer is not meeting his obligations under the law, you have a right to file a lawsuit for unpaid wages.
- Discrimination before and during employment – unfortunately there are still cases where someone may not be hired because of their age, race or gender. Once in the workplace, some employees may feel they are being held back because of one of these factors. You have rights under both federal and Florida statutes to be treated fairly in the workplace.
If your employer is based in Escambia, Santa Rosa or Okaloosa County and you feel your rights in the workplace have been violated, you should contact an attorney to find out what your rights are and what recourse you may have. Remember, there are laws in place to prevent your employer from retaliating against you for filing a complaint.
Contact John M. Kvartek, PLLC today and we can help make sure you understand your rights and what steps you should take to protect those rights.