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Experienced with Discrimination and Harassment Cases

The attorneys of Hudson & Calleja, LLC have represented individuals and companies in all types of significant employment discrimination claims, including those brought pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act. The firm has represented numerous clients in discrimination charges filed before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

Examples of common discrimination charges at the federal or state level include:

  • Sexual harassment;
  • National origin discrimination;
  • Race discrimination and Retaliation;
  • Gender discrimination;
  • Age discrimination; and
  • Discrimination based on disability.

Clients in employment discrimination cases may be employers defending claims of discrimination or individuals or groups of employees who have experienced a certain type of discrimination in the course of their employment. Employment discrimination cases tend to be complex, lengthy, and involve a highly specialized area of the law. As a result, employment discrimination cases require the assistance of an experienced and highly skilled law firm such as Hudson & Calleja to increase the likelihood of success.

Wage and Hour Claims

Hudson & Calleja also has extensive experience in litigating matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA is a federal law that protects workers who assert claims under the FLSA against their employers. FLSA cases typically involve wage and hour claims, such as individual or collective actions for unpaid wages or overtime pay, or for violations of minimum wage laws. In these cases, the FLSA prohibits employers from taking any adverse action against employees who assert their FLSA rights. Adverse employment actions include:

  • Termination;
  • Demotion;
  • Reduction in salary;
  • Elimination of job responsibilities; and
  • Blacklisting of employees.

Employers may be liable for damages of up to two times and for willful violations, three times the amount of unpaid wages, and attorney’s fees for violating the FLSA. Hudson & Calleja, LLC will work with parties affected by the FLSA to expeditiously adjudicate their rights and duties.

Whistleblower Claims

Another type of labor law issue that Hudson & Calleja, LLC attorneys regularly handle are whistleblower claims. Building on both federal and state whistleblower laws, whistleblower actions may include retaliation lawsuits by public and private sector workers who face discrimination as a result of speaking or acting out against an employer’s illegal acts or misconduct. Government employees also may bring whistleblower claims against the government for adverse employment actions after they have exposed fraud or other wrongful government actions. Whistleblower lawsuits may be high profile cases against large corporations or employers and require a unique knowledge of applicable whistleblower laws. Hudson & Calleja, LLC has the expertise to handle all types of whistleblower actions, no matter how daunting the prospect of bringing such a lawsuit may be to a whistleblower client.

Family and Medical Leave Act

Many employees have rights under the federal law commonly known as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the FMLA, employees can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from their employment due to a serious health condition, or to care for a child or family member with a serious health condition. FMLA leave also can be used for maternity leave, or by a family who is adopting a child. Employers can require that employees use any accrued sick or vacation time before utilizing FMLA time and may request certain documentation from employees who wish to take FMLA time. However, many employers do not properly advise or permit their employees to exercise their rights under the FMLA. When a FMLA violation occurs, the employment attorneys of Hudson & Calleja, LLC have the specialized knowledge to effectively represent  your rights and interests with respect to the leave time to which you are entitled. We also represent businesses in FMLA matters, guiding them through the nuances of the FMLA, both before any issues arise and after a claim is brought.

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