Tom Harper has years of experience litigating in the following areas:

  • Race Discrimination and Harassment
  • Hostile work environment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Employment Torts
  • Negligent Hiring, Supervision and Retention
  • Florida Civil Rights Act
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Wage Hour
  • Constructive Discharge
  • Failure to Promote
  • Hiring
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
  • Whistle Blower Claims
  • Business Mergers/Restructuring
  • Job Eliminations/Reductions in Workforce

Tom Harper litigates employment claims before all federal and state courts and administrative agencies, from trial courts to the U.S. Supreme Court. We have earned a reputation for being experienced, knowledgeable, tough, aggressive and fair in the representation of our clients with an outstanding record of success.

In Florida, most cases in federal and state courts are sent to mediation. We know the experienced mediators to use and we are experienced in devising innovative and creative means of resolving claims.

Practice before the FCHR and DOAH: Harper Gerlach has experience in having handled many cases before the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) including the argument of cases before the full commission in Tallahassee.

Under the Florida Civil Rights Act, when the FCHR investigates a charge of discrimination within 180 days, the parties can appeal the FCHR Determination to the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH). Harper Gerlach has experience in handling trials and administrative hearings before DOAH Administrative Law Judges.

Jury Verdicts in Employment Cases in Florida:

Over the years our lawyers have monitored and documented verdicts in employment law cases. This is a useful tool in assessing the value of your case. This list includes 22 pages of employment law verdicts from Florida including the date of trial, the court and location, the parties involved, the lawyers involved and the verdict. Click the link above to visit our HR Store.