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Employment Law

Men shaking handsWhen you have the right employment law attorney fighting in your corner you can be provided with the peace of mind you need. Our Villages Employment Law Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you differentiate between acceptable practices in the workplace and unacceptable ones that need a favorable resolution. Employment law is usually labeled complex mostly due to the fact that the state and federal laws associated with employment issues are constantly changing as new bills are passed and the courts can interpret new and existing laws in various ways. Due to the ever changing nature of state and federal laws surrounding employment laws, it is important for employees to reach out to us when they feel their rights may have been violated. We can answer your questions and help you understand if you have a legitimate employment law claim against your employer.

If you are currently grappling with any workplace challenges in The Villages, then our Villages Employment Law Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can provide you with the up-to-date-information you need in regards to your specific workplace issue. We have helped numerous employees resolve their workplace issues and move forward accordingly.

Our Villages Labor and Employment Lawyers at Whittel & Melton have ample experience handling all workplace legal matters including overtime claims and age and hour disputes. We have argued these cases before the Florida Department of Labor, the United States Department of Labor, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board, and in state and federal courts throughout Florida.

Employment Law Issues Are More Prevalent Now Than Ever Before

Economic challenges always present workplace disputes and challenges. Our Villages Employment Law Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are dedicated to providing our clients with the best legal options to suit their individual needs. We take great pride in the work we do for our community, and we will give your case the personalized attention it deserves so that we can achieve the best possible results.

When Should I Contact an Employment Law Attorney in The Villages?

We strongly recommend that employees utilize our services when they are facing various workplace issues, such as discrimination and retaliation. The state of Florida and federal laws provide protections for employees suffering from the following actions in the workplace:

  • Race discrimination
  • Ethinicity or national orgin discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Gender or sex discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Marital status discrimination
  • Familial status discrimination
  • Citizen status discrimination
  • Military status discrimination
  • Unpaid wages
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Minimum wage violations
  • Sexual harassment
  • Hostile work environment
  • Retaliation for asserting one’s rights under state and federal workplace laws

Employees and employers have the right to certain expectations and obligations in the workplace. When these expectations fail to be met or are blatantly ignored, those harmed have the right to seek financial damages.

Your Career is Important. We Can Help You Fight for it

At the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC, we take employment violations quite seriously and believe that everyone has the right to be treated fairly in the workplace. It is essential to understand your options when you believe your rights have been violated in the workplace, and our staff of experienced attorneys can help. There are numerous state and federal laws that protect the rights of employees and allow those harmed by sexual harassment, discrimination and all other mistreatments to actively pursue compensation.

At Whittel & Melton, we handle all state and federal employment and labor law matters, including:

  • Employment discrimination based on age, sex, race, religion, color, disability, pregnancy, national origin and sexual orientation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Unpaid Wages/Overtime
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Whistleblower Actions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Medical Leave
  • Retaliation Discharge
  • Non-compete Agreements

Navigating the treacherous waters of the modern workplace can be very complicated. We are committed to defending your rights for all types of labor and employment disputes. The sooner we can get involved with your case, the sooner we can collect applicable evidence, acquire any possible witness statements and assess the facts. It is important to be aware that many employment law matters are time sensitive, meaning that if a lawsuit is not filed within a specified time period you will lose your right to take legal action.

Contact us online or call us at 352-369-5334 to discuss your labor matters and rights with The Villages Employment Law Attorneys. We proudly serve clients in the Villages as well as in and around the surrounding communities of Lake, Sumter and Marion counties.

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"The staff was very professional and attentive. They answered all my questions and walked me through the process step by step. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case." D.W.
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