Fighting for Just Workplace Conditions
Workplace discrimination legislation prohibits employment-related actions that discriminate against protected classes of workers. Gunterfirm counsels businesses to comply with these statutes. Jason has also helped workers assert their rights under discrimination laws for 18 years. Naples discrimination lawyer Jason Gunter earned Florida Bar Certification in Employment and Labor Law more than a decade ago to deliver the best possible representation to his clients. As a specialist in this complex area of law, he is able to guide his clients toward effective resolutions in cases involving:
- Race discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- National origin discrimination
- Religious discrimination
Gunterfirm is committed to a workplace that is better for employees and for businesses in Naples, Fort Myers and the surrounding communities.
Advocating for Employees’ Rights
Employees should be judged by their skills and knowledge, not based upon the color of their skin, nationality, gender, age, or disability. Federal and Florida statutes protect employees’ from unjust employers. Under these laws, employers are prohibited from making adverse employment decisions related to termination, wages, benefits, shifts, promotion, training opportunities or recruitment, on the basis of a worker’s inclusion in a protected class. Employers are also required to make reasonable accommodations for employees and job applicants with disabilities. Likewise, employers must reasonably accommodate religious dress, customs and holidays.
When an employer makes a discriminatory job decision, Gunterfirm helps the employee achieve a just remedy, which may include back pay, compensatory damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, and possibly reinstatement to a former position. We have extensive experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the courts when facing these issues.
Consultation for Southwest Florida Businesses
Discrimination in the workplace can disrupt a productive workforce and expose businesses to costly lawsuits as well as EEOC grievance proceedings and fines. Our firm works with businesses to create policies and grievance procedures that protect both their employees and their own interests. We consult on such matters as drafting anti-discrimination provisions in the employee handbook, training workers and supervisors in fair workplace practices and developing effective procedures for investigating discrimination claims.
We also advise Southwest Florida businesses on finding efficient resolutions to discrimination claims. We regularly attend EEOC mediations, and appear the federal and Florida courts to defend businesses wrongly accused of discrimination.
Contact Our Firm for More Information About Representation in a Discrimination Case
Jason L. Gunter, P.A. is a Florida Bar Certified Employment and Labor Law Specialist who regularly represents clients during EEOC investigations and in litigation related to discrimination claims. Learn more about how Gunterfirm can protect your rights. Call our dedicated law firm at 239.334.7017 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation at our Southwest Florida office.
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