I believe I have very good evidence of age and sex discrimination against me but when I contacted an attorney, I was told the Florida judges favor employers and that it would cost me a lot of money since it isn't done on a contingency basis.Why is it that this is NOT done on a contingency basis?
State/Country relating to question: Florida
After contacting that attorney, nothing.
HiIt is always at the discretion of an attorney to decide to take a matter on a contingency. There are no laws or hard and fast rules as when a contingency case needs to be taken.When were you fired? If it has been within the last 180 days and the company has more than 20 employees, I suggest you will want to review the EEOC Complaint process, file a complaint and then if they investigate and issue you a Notice of Right to Sue, contact the Florida Bar Association - here - for a referral service and explain you have a Notice of Right to Sue. That should get you an attorney who will discuss a contingency basis.Please note that if you need more information, you can use the Reply to Expert to Continue the Conversation. Otherwise, I would appreciate positive ratings so that I get credit for my time and information. This will NOT close your question. It will remain active for future follow ups.If you cannot see where to Rate me, please let me know so I can report it to the administrators of the site.Thank you.Samuel-II41100.9322606134
I was fired in November 2011 but I have maintained notes. As for firing me, it wasn't anything based on discrimination but rather claiming I was sleeping when I was not. The Unemployment official ruled there was not enough evidence to prove I was sleeping so I was allowed to collect unemployment compensation. I know Florida is a "Right to Work" state and employees can be fired for any or no reason whatsoever. But to be falsely accused of sleeping and not be able to take action against the employer stinks.
HiI am sorry for your situation. Unfortunately, you would not have any legal recourse. If there was something you could do, I would tell you what that is. However, as it stands there appears to be no recourse.Please note that if you need more information, you can use the Reply to Expert to Continue the Conversation. Otherwise, I would appreciate positive ratings so that I get credit for my time and information. This will NOT close your question. It will remain active for future follow ups.If you cannot see where to Rate me, please let me know so I can report it to the administrators of the site.Thank you.
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