Whether you are fighting discrimination on the job or wrongful termination from your employment, choosing the right labor attorney can significantly impact the outcome of your case. You need a trusted legal partner who will protect your rights and support you throughout the process of filing a claim or lawsuit.

If you have limited knowledge of labor laws in the state of Florida (as many people do), evaluating employment lawyers may seem like a challenge. An experienced South Florida labor law attorney, Mark J. Berkowitz, P.A., addresses this topic to help you find a reliable, experienced lawyer to represent you in your employment case.

Questions to Ask a Labor Law Attorney

Many Florida labor law attorneys offer free case consultations. This is your opportunity to discuss the facts of your situation, learn about whether you may have a legal case, and see if the lawyer is a good fit for you.

While attorneys will ask you many questions during their initial consultations, you can also ask them questions to learn more about their services and experience. 

How Much Experience Does the Attorney Have?

For starters, you will want to ask how long the attorney has practiced law. More specific questions can yield even more information. How many employment law trials have they handled? On how many of those trials did they serve as “first chair” (principal attorney)? 

Since labor lawyers can represent either side in a case, you’ll also want to know how much experience they have representing employees vs. employers.

Does the Attorney Have Experience in Labor Law?

Labor and employment law encompasses a wide variety of workplace issues. Some attorneys may handle union cases, while others focus on sexual harassment or racial discrimination. Similarly, make sure the lawyer you hire is an actual labor and employment attorney. 

In short, make sure that the attorney you choose has experience in cases that are similar to your specific case area. 

Types of Labor Law Cases 

How do you know whether you need an employment lawyer? If you have experienced any of the following, you may wish to contact a Florida labor attorney to see if you have a case:

  • Discrimination based on protected classes like race, gender, age, religion, or disability
  • Sexual harassment, threats, or bullying at work
  • Non-payment of overtime or illegally paying below minimum wage
  • Wrongful termination or improper violations of employment contracts
  • Fear of retaliation for workers’ compensation claims
  • Denial of long-term disability claims

Mark J. Berkowitz, P.A.: Your Experienced South Florida Labor Law Attorney

You have the right to a workplace free of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Unfortunately, some working environments violate these rights. If you feel your employer has not followed the law, Mark J. Berkowitz, P.A., can help. Contact us today and let us put our 25 years of experience in Florida to work for you.