Employment Law


Employment Law Lawyer - Orlando, Jacksonville, All Florida

Employment law is a broad area of law encompassing all areas of the employer/employee relationship, including current and former employees. Employment law is governed by thousands of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions. Some of these statutes and laws include:

  • Americans With Disabilities Act. The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or job applicant with a qualified disability if the disabled person can perform the job with a reasonable accommodation.
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The ADEA prohibits employers with more than 20 employees from giving differential treatment to younger workers over workers 40 years.
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA is an employment law that regulates the duration of a work day and establishes the number of breaks that must be provided to employees. It also addresses overtime.
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act. FMLA allows employees with a 12-month record of service with an employer to take a 12-week medical leave per year without losing their job.
  • Title VII. This federal law prohibits employers with more than 15 employees from discriminating against potential and current employees based on race, gender, color, religion/creed, sexual orientation or country of origin.
  • Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992. Florida has a state law similar to Title VII, which is referred to as the FCRA. Pursuant to this law, it is illegal to discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status. It is illegal to retaliate against an individual because a complaint was filed with the Florida Commission on Human Relations alleging employment discrimination.
  • Florida Fair Housing Act. Under this Act, it is against the law to discriminate in the sale, rental, financing, appraisal, or insuring of housing, in the provision of real estate brokerage service, or in the advertising of a dwelling on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status (families with children under 18, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under l8). Steering and blockbusting are also illegal. In addition, it is against the law to fail to design and construct new multi-family housing in an accessible manner, or to refuse certain modifications or accommodations to persons with a mental or physical disability. One may not harass, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising or assisting someone else who is exercising rights provided under the Fair Housing Act.

It is also illegal in Florida to discriminate in evaluating an application for membership in certain defined "private" clubs on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, handicap or marital status.

It is against the law in Florida to refuse accommodations or service to any person on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, or physical disability.

If you have been the subject of a wrongful termination, retaliation, or believe you have a whistleblower claim or a claim for unpaid wages or any other adverse employment action, please call Christopher A. Pace, P.A. at (855) PACE HELP (722-3435) or (407) 459-1735 and (904) 414-6900 or e-mail your legal issue to an experienced employment law lawyer. Located in Orlando, Florida, with a satellite office in Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida, Christopher A. Pace, P.A. serves all of Florida, North Florida, and Central Florida, including Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Windermere, Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Winter Garden, as well as Orange County, Brevard County, Osceola County, Citrus County, Lake County, Volusia County and Seminole County, Florida.