A lawsuit filed this week by Jim Garrity alleges that his client was fired for taking medical leave after hip replacement surgery. She ran out of FMLA leave, and asked for (and was promised) brief additional leave under the… Read More ›
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Would You Like Flies With That?
If there was ever a case that shows the importance of laws protecting whistleblowers, this might be it. Last week Jim Garrity filed a powerful whistleblower lawsuit against a fast-food restaurant franchisee for firing our client after she reported an… Read More ›
Lawsuit: Company Forced Driver to Return to Route Despite Racist Slurs, Death Threat
TALLAHASSEE FL. (Mar. 8, 2018). A lawsuit I filed against a waste-management company alleges that it ordered my client, a black driver, to immediately return to a neighborhood where a customer had just shouted racist slurs at him and… Read More ›
Final Award to Our Whistleblower Client Hits $1.34 Million After March 2016 Verdict
(July 13, 2016). The City of Tallahassee City Commission approved a final payment of $1.34 million to our firefighter client following a $850,000.00 verdict in March 2016 in his favor at trial. Our client was severely harassed, and then fired,… Read More ›
Florida Department of Transportation Agrees to Pay $75,000 to Settle Workplace Assault Case
(June 10, 2016) The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) agreed today to pay $75,000 to a woman assaulted at one of its I-10 weigh stations by a male FDOT employee. The lawsuit, which I filed on behalf of… Read More ›
Missing Work Due to Medical Emergency? Handle the Emergency First. Then Call Your Employer.
In most situations you must notify your employer in advance of your need for medical leave. But where you have a medical emergency – either yours or that of a family member – you can lawfully provide notice after the… Read More ›
Federal Jury Rules for Employee Forced Out After FMLA Leave Was Used Up
Yesterday a federal jury ruled in favor of my client (actual verdict form here) on her disability discrimination and retaliation claim, deciding she was forced from her $9.25/hour CNA job at the end of her FMLA leave even though… Read More ›
8 Signs Your FMLA Rights Have Been Violated
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. Qualified medical and family reasons include: personal or family… Read More ›