Fort Myers and Naples Trial Lawyer Protecting the Rights of Businesses
Jason Gunter is a Florida Board Certified employment and labor law specialist with 18 years of experience in employment litigation, administrative hearings, negotiations and advisement. Gunterfirm has a reputation in the Naples and Fort Myers business communities of efficiently and cost-effectively resolving their employment disputes involving such matters as:
- Wage and hour violations
- Discrimination and harassment claims
- Wrongful termination
- Whistleblower retaliation
- EEOC charges
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations
- Breach of employment contract
Advocating for Businesses in Administrative proceedings
Our attorney has devoted almost two decades primarily to employment and labor law matters. He regularly appears before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor on behalf of Southwest Florida businesses and is knowledgeable about the complex administrative proceedings of these government agencies. Our extensive background informs our tactics for keeping cases moving smoothly through the administrative process toward positive resolution.
Defending Businesses in Litigation
Upon the conclusion of the EEOC or WHD administrative proceedings, some employees gain standing to sue their employer over discrimination, harassment or wage violations. In addition, employees alleging breach of employment contract can pursue litigation based upon contract and employment laws.
As a board certified Fort Myers employment law attorney, Jason Gunter is a polished trial lawyer who meticulously prepares before entering the courtroom. He skillfully presents a persuasive argument, backed by evidence and facts, to the jury and judge. Gunterfirm’s reputation as an aggressive litigation firm also gives us an edge during settlement negotiations. Opposing counsel knows we will not back down and is often willing to settle for better terms to avoid trial.
Many wage and discrimination cases are filed by a class of plaintiffs against a company. Gunterfirm has the unique skills to take on these challenging class action lawsuits. In some circumstance, we are able to defeat the class certification, and so largely diminish the likelihood of the plaintiffs winning a large payout.
Efficient, Cost-Effective Solutions
Gunterfirm recognizes that litigation can divert precious financial resources and time away from running and growing your business. Our firm seeks to minimize this impact as much as possible by:
- Often avoiding litigation through strategic dispute resolution methods
- Recommending settlement when it is in our client’s best interests
- Thoroughly preparing for administrative investigations and hearings to improve chances of charge dismissal
- Providing candid accounting of our expenses and fees so we can provide clients with a clear picture of anticipated costs
- Remaining always mindful of the costs and time involved in litigation
- Basing our actions on 18 years of experience, so every step we take is designed to move the case forward toward resolution
However, our lawyer never hesitates to recommend an option that we feel can bring our client the best results, such as when litigation is the right choice.
Consult with an Experienced Employment Litigation Lawyer
Gunterfirm has a reputation for being an aggressive, experienced trial law firm in Naples and Fort Myers. We advocate for businesses in administrative hearings and trial. For assistance with resolving a dispute, call our employment firm at 239.334.7017 or contact us online to schedule your free first consultation.
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