Fort Lauderdale Whistle Blower Claims Attorney

If an employer orders or instructs an employee to perform any act in the work place which is in violation of any law, rule or regulation, that instruction may trigger a claim under the Florida Whistle-blower Act. In addition, federal laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family Medical Leave Act also offer specific work place protections for employee whistle-blowers. Unfortunately, the employer may choose to respond unlawfully, through acts of retaliation, if the employee refuses to carry out an instruction which is in violation of any law, rule or regulation.

Retaliation may be expressed the form of an unlawful termination, suspension, demotion, a cut in pay, a lessening in the level of benefits or responsibility, or in the form of the denial of a promotion or training. At the law firm of Mark J. Berkowitz, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale Whistle Blower Claims Attorney can review your particular situation and offer practical options and legal solutions.


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Mark Berkowitz focuses his practice on employee representation and employment discrimination matters before both state and federal courts; as well as government administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. These litigation matters involve cases related to claims of discrimination based on race, national origin, religion and gender, including, pregnancy and sexual harassment, as well as claims based on age, disability, medical leave; under the Family Medical Leave Act, retaliation and whistle-blower claims. He also handles claims involving issues of unfair competition, breach of the duty of fair representation, unpaid wages and non-compete and trade secret claims; and additionally, he engages clients in the negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements.

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Awards & Accolades

Mark J. Berkowitz has been practicing labor and employment law for more than 20 years in the Fort Lauderdale area. He can advise you on non-compete agreements, employment contracts, and other employment related issues.


“From the minute I sat down with Mark Berkowitz, he demonstrated experience and professionalism. He has always given me excellent advice. I would highly recommend Mark for any legal issues involving labor disputes.”

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“Mr. Berkowitz has exceptional knowledge of the law. He is very bright with a great legal mind. Mr. Berkowitz is effective and gets the results of the law. Also you can't meet a nicer person.”

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“Mark Berkowitz is a exceptional labor law attorney with excellent communication skills. He accepted my case while no other attorney wanted to deal with the federal government. With his knowledge and persistence I was able to receive the accomindation I needed to be able to continue working. Mark Berkowitz is not just my attorney, but a friend that has my back whenever I call him.”

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