The law firm of Marie A. Mattox, P.A., represents individuals – not businesses or governments – in state and federal courts of Florida and Georgia, to pursue and protect individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all workers and citizens.
We advocate for those whose basic rights have been denied. We seek to address discriminatory acts or constitutional violations that are taken based not on legitimate reasons, but rather on prejudice, outdated attitudes, or indifference.
Our Tallahassee employment law lawyers handle a wide range of employee rights and civil rights cases:
–Employment discrimination and harassment under Title VII and other state and federal laws
–FMLA and ADA violations (pregnancy leave, family leave and disability discrimination)
-Retaliation and whistleblower claims
-Police misconduct and civil rights abuses
-Wage and hour violations, such as failure to pay overtime
-Other discrimination and harassment (housing, lending, etc.)
Based in Tallahassee, Marie A. Mattox, P.A., serves individuals in Leon County, the Florida Panhandle and throughout Northern Florida, as well as Southern Georgia. We have extensive experience with claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Florida Commission on Human Relations, and resulting litigation in state and federal courts.
Founding attorney Marie Mattox has secured verdicts in many areas of the law, and Ms. Mattox and her associates have been at the forefront of employee rights advocacy. In notable cases, we fought for pregnant women in the workplace and employees who suffered backlash for workers’ compensation claims, and we won the right to a jury trial in public whistleblower cases.
We set aside time every Saturday to meet new clients and evaluate their employment or civil rights claims. In a consultation, you will meet with one of our accomplished and caring attorneys, not a paralegal. If your case has merit, we will explain the process of filing a claim and getting permission from the EEOC to FCHR to proceed with a lawsuit against the employer or governmental entity. This consultation is completely confidential. Your employer will not know you have consulted a lawyer unless you decide to move forward with your lawsuit.
What are the remedies when suing an employer? Some people just want the discrimination to stop. A settlement or verdict might require the employer to reinstate you to your job. If you have no desire to stay or go back to that company, remedies may include: economic damages, such as back pay, front pay (projected earnings and benefits); damages for emotional distress; attorney fees; and in some cases punitive damages.
Contact us today for proven, compassionate legal advocacy. You can call us in Florida or Georgia at 850-383-4800 or e-mail us and we will respond promptly.