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EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

If you are being exploited, harassed, discriminated against, or otherwise experiencing unfair treatment in the workplace, Ravindran Law Firm PLLC stands ready to fight for you and will work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Iva has represented individuals from a variety of industries, backgrounds, and occupations who have been subjected to discrimination and unlawful bias in the workplace or educational setting. On behalf of her clients, Iva pursued civil rights and employment cases in federal and state courts in Florida under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, as well as under the Florida Whistleblower Act.

 

The scope of Ravindran Law Firm’s employment law practice includes, but is not limited to:

Discrimination:

  • Age

  • Disabilities and reasonable accommodations

  • Gender, pregnancy, and family responsibilities

  • Race and national origin

  • Sexual orientation

 

Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment:

  • Under Title VII for conduct directed at an employee because of that employee's sex that unreasonably interferes with the employee's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment

Retaliation:

  • For reporting or objecting to law, rule, or regulations violations done by an employer

  • For participation in workplace investigation of discriminatory practices

  • For complaining about or reporting harassment or discrimination 

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations

  • Denial of medical leave

  • Unwarranted interference with medical leave, such as restrictions or additional duties on leave

  • Demotion or termination upon request for leave or return

 

Equal Pay Act

  • Paying an employee less than another employee who performs the same work, based on gender

  • Treating employees differently based on gender 

  • Denying an employee insurance or other benefits based on gender

 

Non-Compete Agreements

  • ​Representation in negotiating non-compete agreement

  • Analysis of enforceability and terms of non-compete agreement

 

Breach of Employment Contract

  • Terms of payment, benefits, duration of employment, or other conditions of employment

  • Non-disparagement agreements

Defamation 

  • Bad-mouthing or trashing reputation of employee after separation

Representative Cases:

  • Senior Vice President v. Bank - whistleblower and retaliation suit based on sexual harassment - SETTLED

  • Executive Assistant v. Telecommunications Company - suit for age discrimination - SETTLED

  • Sales Representative v. Local Car Dealership - whistleblower suit for retaliation after complaint of fraud - SETTLED

  • Development Associate v. Local Non-Profit - whistleblower suit for retaliation after complaint of discrimination and misuse of donor funds - SETTLED

  • Accountant v. Church - whistleblower and gender discrimination suit - SETTLED

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Do I Have a Case?

Discrimination

Were you terminated, demoted, harassed or had your duties changed?

Do you have reason to believe your race, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or color is the reason for the negative treatment?

Were you replaced by someone outside of your protected class (i.e., someone of a different, race, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or color)?

Were you treated differently than a similarly situated person outside of your protected class?

If so, you may have a case. However, each case is different, and these questions by no means capture every potential discrimination case. Call to speak to an attorney today.

 

Retaliation

Were you terminated, demoted, harassed or had your duties changed?

Did you recently make a harassment or discrimination complaint, report, object to, or refuse to participate in fraud or other wrongdoing in the workplace, or participate in an investigation of harassment, discrimination, or wrongdoing within the workplace?

 

If so, you may have a case. However, each case is different, and these questions do not contain an exhaustive list of circumstances of retaliation. Call to speak to an attorney today.
 



 

 Harassment

Have you been the victim of, or observed someone else be subject to, frequent inappropriate conduct directed at a person because of their sex, national origin, or other protected category?

Have you been the victim of, or observed someone else be subjected to, repeated unwanted touching, innuendos, jokes, slurs, or name-calling?


Has the inappropriate conduct gotten so bad that it is affecting your ability to perform your job duties?

If so, you may have a case. However, each case is different, and these questions by no means capture every potential harassment claim. Call to speak to an attorney today.

Whistleblower 

Did you complain, object, report, or refuse to participate in an unlawful activity by your employer?

 

Did you suffer termination, demotion, or harassment shortly after making your complaint, objection, report, or refusal?

If so, you may have a case. However, each case is different, and these questions by no means capture every potential case under the various whistleblower statutes. Call to speak to an attorney today.