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Florida Employment Attorney, Alberto Naranjo founded AN Law Firm, P.A. to help resolve employment law issues. With his team, AN Law Firm, P.A. has been successful in reaching hundreds of successful resolutions for clients. Miami Attorney Alberto Naranjo is a South Florida-native with many years of employment law experience representing hardworking individuals who experience discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unpaid wages, and wrongful termination.

With knowledge of state and federal employment and labor laws, Miami employment lawyer Alberto Naranjo has built a reputation for his professionalism and client commitment. He is respected among his peers and often asked to serve as co-counsel in complex employment law cases involving government investigations, EEOC mediation, internal HR investigations, litigation involving wrongful termination and unpaid wages among others.

Alberto represents clients across Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County from his Miami Lakes office conveniently located just off the 826 expressway. He also counsels clients wronged by employers outside of the tri-county area throughout the state of Florida. Alberto enjoys helping resolve any type of employment law issue and can even help refer you to attorneys who focus on different areas of the law if necessary.

If you were wronged by an employer and wish to have your claim investigated, contact attorney Alberto Naranjo directly to learn more about your legal rights and recourse. Consultations are risk-free and confidential. We can help answer your employment law questions!

Alberto is passionate about employee diversity, equity, justice, resolving all Florida Employment Law issues, and provides expert legal advice that covers a wide range of employment law topics, including:

What is Wrongful Termination?

What is wrongful termination in Florida, and can you sue? Can you be fired without warning? How long do you have to file wrongful termination lawsuit in Florida? Where do you file a claim of employment discrimination? What are my rights as an employee in Florida?

Generally speaking, unless you have an employment contract or are part of a union, Florida employees are at will employees, meaning that they can be terminated for whatever reason and without warning but like everything in law, there are exceptions. If your wrongful termination claim is based on discrimination, you would likely need to file a complaint with the Federal Government via the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Many other employment law claims can be filed directly in court without going to the EEOC. You can sue an employer for wrongful termination in Florida but compared to other types of claims, generally you have a short time to start a wrongful termination case. Depending if you work for the government or a private company and even what type of claim your alleging, will determine how long you have to start a case but it can be as short as 90 days, 180 days, 300 days or as long as 3 years, do not wait and speak to employment law attorney as soon as possible to know your rights.

Wrongful termination is difficult to prove without the expert legal advice of an employment law attorney. Alberto Naranjo has successfully represented numerous clients across the state, securing lost wages and future wages due to wrongful termination after proving employees where terminated in violation of the law. Wrongful termination can be based on several violations such as on the basis of discrimination against a protected class, workplace discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, illegal retaliation and more. The Florida Employment law firm AN Law Firm, P.A. can help if you have been wrongfully terminated, retaliated, harassed, unpaid or have any questions regarding employment law such as non-compete agreements, severance packages, employment separations, lawsuits, mediations, EEOC process or just to know your rights and options.

Employment Discrimination

Did you know that some people belong to a “protected class” or group that shares a common trait--race, ethnicity, gender, etc.? Workplace discrimination on the basis of one or more of these protected traits is against the law. However, proving workplace discrimination occurred is incredibly difficult without the help of an experienced employment law attorney. Examples of a protected category is race, color, age, National origin, religion, sex, pregnant disability

If you were wrongfully terminated, please schedule a consultation with AN Law Firm, P.A. We want to help.

Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination is, regrettably, something we deal with daily. Whether it’s a pregnant woman passed up for a promotion she’s otherwise qualified for or a supervisor’s blatant refusal to provide reasonable accommodations for a newly disabled employee, workplace discrimination manifests in many different ways. Discrimination is only one type of wrongful termination case but employees are also protected from by the FMLA and retaliation due to complaints of illegal activity, requests for workers compensation, unpaid wages just as an example.

Together with his dedicated team of legal analysts and investigators, Miami employment lawyer Alberto Naranjo works to seek justice for individuals wronged by their employer(s).

Pregnancy Discrimination

Can you fire a pregnant employee in Florida, or can you sue if your terminated while pregnant?

Pregnant women are often passed up for promotions, denied fringe benefits, and humiliated by their employer simply for being pregnant. Pregnancy discrimination is emotionally taking and dangerously unhealthy for the mother and unborn child. AN Law Firm, P.A. handles many pregnancy discriminations every year.

If you were discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy, please contact us.

Unpaid Wages

How does salary work in Florida? Can an employer withhold pay in Florida? Is it illegal not to pay overtime in Florida?

No employer has the right to withhold the money you earned while working or to require that you work off the clock. You should be paid for all the hours you work and even if your paid-on salary you may be entitled to overtime. Many red flags up unlawful wage violations are being paid in cash, an employee being paid as a contractor/1099, no pay stubs being provided to employees, no records or modified records of hours worked, salary being reduced for days not worked, owner taking tip money or giving tip money to employees not legally part of the tip pool. Remember, not every employee is owed overtime, it depends on your job duties not if you paid a salary. Some examples of employees not owed overtime would be executives, outside sales employees and highly compensated employees. Employment law attorneys, like Alberto Naranjo, will do whatever it takes to recoup your unpaid wages and expose bad employer behavior. If you’re seeking unpaid wages, please talk to us. We want to help.

Retaliation

What is considered retaliation by an employer and what are examples of retaliation at work?

The largest issue in employment law is retaliation. Many employees get terminated, hours reduced, less pay, promotions denied or harassed due to retaliation in the workplace. It is important to speak to an employment attorney such as the Miami Employment lawyer Alberto Naranjo, in order to determine if your case of retaliation is protected under the law as not ever form is against the law. In order for the retaliation to be against the law, an employee must engage in some sort of protected activity, such as complaining about something that illegal. If your complaining about illegal activity, fraud against the government, medical fraud, environmental pollution, unsafe work environments, discrimination, unpaid wages or overtime it is very likely you would be protected but it’s a good idea to keep written proof and to speak to an employment attorney prior to or shortly after submitting your written objections.

If you feel you’ve been a victim of retaliation in the work place, please talk to us, your Miami Employment Lawyer. We want to help.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Interference and Retaliation

Interfering, denying, harassing or retaliating against an employee who requested or used medical leave under the FMLA is a very common occurrence in Florida. Many times an employee is terminated once they give notice of additional or future use of medical leave under the FMLA. Not ever employee is entitled to protected medical leave under the FMLA and many times is reserved for employees working for a larger company.

If you feel you’ve been a victim of FMLA interference or retaliation, not sure if your eligible for FMLA, having issues applying for FMLA or want to make sure your properly requesting FMLA, please talk to us. We want to help.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is abhorrent and unacceptable. It can also be physically and emotionally taxing, which is why AN Law Firm, P.A. empathically supports its clients throughout the legal and emotional process. If you were/are being sexually harassed in the workplace, please talk to us. We want to help.

EEOC Process

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the Federal Government agency in charge of investigating employment law discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace. Meaning if your claim is based on age, disability, national origin, pregnancy, race, color, religion, sex or sex harassment, you will need to go through the EEOC process. This process starts by filing a Charge of Discrimination. After which, the EEOC will either try and resolve the claim or will investigate the case. The EEOC attempts resolving the claims via mediation or via the investigator in charge of the case communicating with the parties. The EEOC investigates claims by requesting Positions Statements, Rebuttals, Witness, documents, and by even filing lawsuits on behalf of employees. The great majority of cases filed with the EEOC, will be dismissed after the investigation stage, in which the EEOC issues a Right to Sue Letter allowing the employee to file a lawsuit in court. It is important to have an employment attorney with you during the EEOC process as it may limit an attorneys ability to help if hired after the EEOC investigation.

If you have filed with the EEOC, have been requested to attend an EEOC mediation or to provide the EEOC with information, please talk to us. We want to help.

Contact Us for Skilled Representation in Your Employment Law Matters

As a skilled attorney, Alberto Naranjo and his Miami-based team of legal analysts and investigators understand the complexities of Florida state and federal employment laws. AN Law Firm, P.A. specializes in all aspects of employment law, including wrongful termination, pregnancy discrimination, FMLA, sexual harassment, unpaid wages, workers’ compensation retaliation, among others.

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Alberto Naranjo

Attorney Alberto Naranjo is a South Florida-native with extensive experience representing hardworking individuals who face/faced discrimination, harassment, retalation, unpaid wages, and wrongful termination in the workplace. He is passionate about diversity, equity, and justice, and focuses exclusively on employment law.

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I was terminated wrongfully and reached out to Mr. Naranjo to represent me. He was quick with his replies, took his time, and got me more than I what I thought I would get in return. I strongly recommend him and his services. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Melissa
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In the beginning I was a bit doubtful but you stuck to your word. I must say you are TRUTHFUL, PATIENT and KIND. Over the months you have built a respectful attorney/client relationship with me. I couldn't as for a better lawyer to represent me. I am so grateful to have met you. I highly recommend your services. I am an extremely happy client because of you. YOU ROCK!! Shantel
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Alberto is an amazing attorney. He was the best lawyer I could have had to lead and protect my rights through a difficult time. I am still in shock as to how well the outcome was. I will continuously recommend him to everyone who requires legal representation. Lauren
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Where can I actually begin. An Law Firm gets 5 across the board without a doubt because the explain everything to you step by step. They always updated me with text, email or phone calls informing me of every single move they made. Also most import, they won my case in efficient time. The best part of all, I didn't even have to do anything! Stefany
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When issues arise in your life, its not easy choosing the right attorney. As soon as I had my first consultation, I knew Alberto was the perfect attorney for me. He is very understanding and easy to talk to. I'm very happy he was the one representing me! I highly recommend Alberto for anyone needing his services. Best choice made. Ada-C. Dias
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