Footman Law Firm, P.A.

Footman Law Firm, P.A. is a business law and employment law firm focusing on the legal needs of small businesses in addition to providing representation to individuals for an array of civil matters.

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Main Office

Main Office
1695 Metropolitan Circle
Suite 3
Tallahassee  FL  32308

Phone
  • 850-597-7396
Fax
  • 850-888-8819
Business
Footman Law Firm, P.A. is dedicated to serving the legal needs of small businesses.
Footman Law Firm, P.A. is a unique law firm who believes that every small business should have access to affordable reputable legal services. With Footman Law Firm, P.A., small business owners have direct access to their own dedicated law firm for advice and counsel on a continuous basis.

Footman Law Firm, P.A. emphasizes the importance of a strong long-lasting attorney-client relationship with its clients rather than the retention of an attorney on an as needed, transaction-by-transaction basis. What you get is an attorney who knows and understands your business, its vision, and goals and who will assist, counsel, and advocate on your business's behalf for any legal hurdles your business may encounter.

The results of having continuous legal representation for your business is the ability to focus solely on growing and increasing your business profits feeling secure that you have an attorney handy to deal with even the smallest legal matter. Although not all legal matters require an attorney, having direct access to one can help protect a company against expensive law suits brought by customers, employees, vendors, and governmental agencies by taking preventative steps to protect your business from suit and also can help enforce the rights of your business by minimizing the loss most small business incur by foregoing legitimate claims.

Footman Law Firm, P.A. is dedicated to providing unlimited access to counsel for all of your business related legal issues at a low monthly cost and will represent your business if your business ends up being the plaintiff or defendant in a lawsuit. Quality legal services does not have to come with a hefty price tag. Hire Footman Law Firm, P.A. as legal counsel for your business. Midsize and large companies never go without constant legal representation; why should you?
Employment
Footman Law Firm, P.A. represent employees subjected to unlawful employment practices.
Employment Discrimination

The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex (pregnancy), religion, age, or disability (pregnancy).

Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.

Age discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favorably because of his/her age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older and applies to employees and job applicants.

Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities.

Equal Pay Act (EPA) requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. Employers may not pay unequal wages to men and women who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility, and that are performed under similar working conditions within the same establishment.

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) forbids discrimination based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment. Pregnancy Discrimination involves treating a woman, applicant or employee, unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Certain conditions of pregnancy may be considered a disability and thus employers may be required to provide reasonable accommodations and receive protection under ADA.

Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, ADEA, and ADA. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

It is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing discriminatory employment practices or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under Title VII, ADEA, ADA or the Equal Pay Act.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees who have worked for an employer for at least 12 months and at least 1,250 hours of service unpaid job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, and recordkeeping standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.

If you believe that you have been subjected to unlawful employment practices, call Footman Law Firm, P.A. for a free consultation at 850-597-7396 or email indiafootman@footmanlaw.com.
Wrongful Termination
Footman Law Firm, P.A. provides representation to individuals who were wrongfully terminated.
Wrongful Termination

Traditionally, Florida is an at-will employment state, meaning that an employer may terminate an employee with or without cause absent an enforceable contract for a definite term. There are, however, many federal and state statutory exceptions to Florida's traditional employment at-will doctrine. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees from being terminated on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. Title VII also forbids termination for filing testifying, or opposing discriminatory practices.

Additionally, employees may not be terminated for filing charges of discrimination under the ADEA, ADA, EPA, PDA, and for filing worker's compensation claims. Federal and state whistlebower laws protect employees from adverse employment action for reporting violations of federal, state, or love laws.

If you believe that you have been subjection to adverse employment action for engaging in protected conduct, call Footman Law Firm, P.A. for a free consultation at 850-597-7396 or email indiafootman@footmanlaw.com.

India Footman, Esq.

India graduated cum laude at Florida International University College of Law. Before attending law school, India studies at the University of Central Florida where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Legal Studies. India is a member of the Florida Bar and the United States District Court Southern District of Florida.

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