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West Palm Beach Employment Lawyer

Protect Your Rights as a Worker in Florida

Your employer is not above the law just because they have the power to terminate your employment. If your employer has been taking advantage of you in any way, the Sconzo Law Office, P.A. can step in and assist you. Whether you're a victim of wage theft, discrimination, or workplace harassment, you can count on our skilled and compassionate employment law attorneys in West Palm Beach to protect your rights and hold your employer accountable.

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Rights

Both state and federal labor laws are in place to protect employees and ensure that all workers are treated fairly and compensated appropriately. Many individual Florida counties have their own protections as well, many of which expand upon the state and federal laws.

Federal and state laws that grant employees specific legal rights include:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act which ensures workers receive the minimum wage.
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, which allows certain workers to take job-protected leave to take care of their families or themselves.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made it illegal for businesses to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or ADEA, and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) which protect employees 40 and up from age discrimination.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA which protect employees with disabilities from discrimination and requires employers to grant reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
  • The Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA), which prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on race, age, gender, disability, and other factors.

Unfortunately, however, there are several limitations and even problems with these laws. Many do not cover employees who work in jobs that employ less than 20 people. The burden of proof is often on the affected employee’s shoulders. Plus, these laws sometimes come with strict deadlines (known as “statutes of limitations”) and set legal procedures, meaning your case can be thrown out if filed too late or incorrectly. For these reasons, we highly recommend consulting with a lawyer near you regarding the facts of your specific case.

Combat Your Workplace Issues With Our Reputable Attorney

Your employer cannot legally bar you from acting within your rights as a worker, but unfortunately many take advantage of how little their workers know about the law. If you believe your rights have been violated in any capacity while on the job, you will need a skilled employment lawyer in West Palm Beach on your side. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.

Got Employment Related Questions? We Have Answers

We know that you are facing a lot of uncertainties and questions related to your case. Get a quick overview of some of our most asked questions now.

Employment Law Matters We Handle at Our Firm

At Sconzo Law Office, P.A., we handle a variety of legal matters related to employment. Our experienced Florida attorneys possess an in-depth understanding of Florida and national laws and have the trial experience to back you up in court.

We assist clients with employment law matters involving:

  • Wrongful termination: If your employer fired you for exercising your rights, you may be able to recover compensation.
  • Discrimination: If your employer fired you or hindered your career progress because of your age, sex, gender, disability, religion, ethnicity, or other characteristic, they have broken the law. Fight back against their unfair discrimination with our help.
  • Harassment and sexual harassment: If someone has made you uncomfortable in your workplace, we can help you file a harassment or sexual harassment claim against them.
  • Wage theft and work hour discrepancies: Wage theft and work hour discrepancies occur when you're not paid for the hours you work, you're not paid at the right rate, or you're not paid for your overtime. Don't let your employer steal the money you've rightfully earned.
  • Whistleblower claims: If you've filed private or federal whistleblower claims, your employer can't fire you for these claims. Contact us to go over your rights as a whistleblower.
  • Contractual matters/non-compete agreements: If your employer fails to uphold your employment contract, or if they forced you to sign an agreement stating you can't work for a competitor after working for them, speak with us right away. You can count on us to protect your rights during contract disputes.
  • FMLA - The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers protections to certain employees under certain circumstances, when it comes to taking time off work to care of oneself or for one’s family.

Our Clients Always Come First

  • Mr. Sconzo is extremely knowledgeable, tenacious & readily available.

    “Greg Sconzo negotiated a very fair settlement in a timely manner. We highly recommend him and his firm for Employment Legal issues and lawsuits.”

    - Madre
  • Andrea Sconzo is a meticulous lawyer.

    “Andrea Sconzo is a meticulous lawyer who is passionate about seeking justice for her clients.”

    - Yesenia K.
  • I can’t say enough good things about Greg & his lovely wife Andrea.

    “Greg Sconzo represented me in an employment/work-related lawsuit against a former employer.”

    - Wendy B.
  • The entire team took the time to listen & put the best plan into motion.

    “I will always recommend Greg Sconzo and will contact him in the future.”

    - Jim K.
  • Anyone would be lucky to have Gregory fight for them.

    “To say that he goes above and beyond would be an understatement.”

    - Nicole M.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • We are passionate about what we do, and we work hard to earn your trust. Our main focus is always you, the client.
  • We established our firm in our hometown to represent the good people of our community.
  • We go the extra mile for you and your family to ensure that you receive the justice deserve.
  • In almost every case, your legal fees are based off the results we achieve.