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St. Petersburg Employment And Labor Law Attorney FAQ

What kind of contract disputes does Craig Berman handle?

Attorney Craig Berman helps clients with all kinds of employment contracts, including offers of employment; noncompete, nondisclosure and severance agreements; and wage wand hours disputes, such as unpaid wages and overtime compensation.

How can I ensure that my intellectual property is protected from my current and disgruntled former employees?

Attorney Berman can help you design and draft nondisclosure and noncompete agreements to protect the integrity of your intellectual property.

My unemployment was denied, but I have a legitimate claim. What can I do?

With the help of attorney Berman, you can file a complaint with the appropriate government agency and request an appeal hearing. Mr. Berman will help you see the case to its end and will work to ensure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.

I reported a violation at work, and now my employer is treating me badly. Is there any recourse?

Yes. If speaking to your boss and the human resources department did not help, you can file an official complaint with the appropriate agency alleging retaliatory behavior and invoke whistleblower protection. Attorney Berman can help you do this the proper way.

I have a legitimate family medical emergency to attend to, but my employer threatened to fire me if I go. What can I do?

You can file an agency complaint against your employer, citing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections to which you are entitled.

What is a protected class, and how does it factor into workplace treatment?

Race, skin color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, HIV/AIDS diagnosis and presence of the sickle cell trait are all protected classes under Florida employment laws. It is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you on the basis of any of these classes.

My employer has been asking the women in our office if we plan to become pregnant anytime soon, and it has us all on edge. Is this illegal?

While it is not explicitly illegal for anyone at work to ask about your family planning choices, it is absolutely illegal for your boss to discriminate against the women in your office on the basis of their pregnancy or plans to become pregnant.

What constitutes a hostile work environment versus simply unpleasant behavior?

A hostile work environment is one in which you persistently feel harassed, intimidated or afraid due to your status as a protected class member. Are you unable to complete your duties or dreading going to work because of sexual harassment or racist remarks? If so, these are just two examples of a hostile work environment.

Are there any employment law cases your firm does not accept?

The only employment law cases attorney Berman does not accept are workers’ compensation claims.

What are your hours of operation?

Attorney Berman sees clients between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Do you offer free consultations?

Yes. Simply call the office to schedule yours today.

Berman Law Firm, P.A., provides representation for a wide array of employment law issues for clients in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Contact the office today at 727-547-3316 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled lawyer.