Understandably, clients are often worried about the consequences of filing a lawsuit against a current or former employer to collect overtime or unpaid wages. However, a client can find solace in the fact that the Fair Labor Standards Act (the federal overtime and wage Act) contains some strong anti-retaliation protections. What does this mean? Well, it means that an employer cannot retaliate against a current or former employee because the employee filed a lawsuit against the employer for overtime or unpaid wages.
In fact, in a Florida federal case, the court stated that an attorney may be personally liable for retaliatory actions that occur during the course of litigation. During the course of representing an employer, the court stated, an attorney who is engaged in retaliatory actions under the FLSA may be held personally liable for retaliation.
Before alleging a claim against your employer, call us to ensure that you are protected by these anti-retaliation provisions: (817) 479-9229 or submit your case online.