Jacksonville Employment Lawyer
Aggressive Legal Counsel & Personalized Representation
The Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. represents individuals and businesses
with cases in the areas of employment law, business litigation, and criminal
law. Individuals faced with life-changing legal events will require experienced
legal representation to provide stability and security. Businesses confronted
with legal challenges need to ensure that their financial interests and
reputation are protected. Regardless of your legal needs, our Jacksonville
law firm provides zealous advocacy in every case.
Mr. Wulbern approaches each case with the realization that your case deserves
the utmost attention and effort possible. His objective is to assist you
during what may be the most difficult time of your life, and fight for
your rights when it seems as though no one else will. With
nearly 20 years of experience, he has the credentials to guide you through your legal issue, and turn
a difficult time into a positive outcome. Shands was selected by
Best Lawyers for inclusion in
The Best Lawyers in America for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Reasons to Choose Attorney Wulbern
- Nearly 20 years of experience
- Skilled in multiple areas of law
- Personalized service tailored to each case
Selected to 2015, 2016 and 2017
Best Lawyers in America
Call the firm today at (904) 638-9943 today to set up your
case consultation with Attorney Wulbern.
Understand Your Rights as an Individual
Mr. Wulbern provides his clients with personalized service and dedicated
legal representation through various employment law cases, including
retaliation claims and discrimination based on
religion. He has represented individuals ranging from senior corporate executives
with concerns regarding any
executive compensation package and officers to blue-collar minimum wage earners. Whether the issue involves
a complex executive buy-out or a
whistleblower violation, he is a lawyer who is well equipped and eager to assist employees with
their employment law concerns.
Protection Against Workplace Discrimination
One of the most common employment law issues that the average American
worker will encounter is unfair and unlawful workplace
discrimination. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has
outlined and defined a number of federally protected classes that cannot
be weighed negatively in workplace decisions.
You cannot be discriminated against due to one of the protected classes
in matters regarding:
- Interviews and applications
- Hiring and firing decisions
- Training opportunities
- Promotion eligibility
- Pay increases or decreases
The fact that the EEOC must exist is a testament to its own importance.
If there were not federal regulations in place to prevent workplace discrimination,
it would surely be far more widespread than it is today. To this end,
it is crucial that you always report any discriminatory behavior at your
job. But it is also critical that you report the discrimination in the
correct manner. Many employees make fatal errors in how they report unlawful
discrimination. On the other hand, if done correctly, you can protect
yourself and countless others that are struggling from the same illegitimate
practices, or who would have struggled if nothing was done in reaction
to your own mistreatment. Mr. Wulbern takes each discrimination case with
utmost seriousness, acknowledging that you speak for yourself and those
who did not have the courage to speak up.
Sexual Harassment Law FAQ
Another prevalent problem in the workplace all across the country is sexual
harassment. The Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. has a strong focus
on sexual harassment cases with the ultimate goal of stopping such biased
and harmful treatment before it has a chance to begin. To empower clients
and inform them of their rights, the firm has provided a comprehensive
list of frequently asked questions about sexual harassment laws and cases.
What is sexual harassment?
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal
or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Who can commit sexual harassment?
There is no one who is exempt from sexual harassment laws. Coworkers,
supervisors, and even customers must all respect and adhere to sexual
harassment regulations, and employers can be liable for the conduct of
Does same-sex sexual harassment exist?
Yes. Sexual harassment occurs regardless of the sexes of the people involved.
A female can be held accountable for harassing a male or a female, and
the same can be said of male harassers.
Is it acceptable to make mild sexual comments or questions?
It will depend upon the circumstances. A stray remark by itself will not
likely suffice for an actionable claim. However, each case is different
and it may depend upon all the facts and circumstances. Offensive sexual
comments that either by themselves, or with other conduct, unreasonably
interfere with an employee’s ability to work can provide enough
evidence for unlawful sexual harassment. Also, a sexual comment or question
that is really a sexual advance, and its rejection results in an adverse
employment action such as termination, demotion, reduction in pay, or
similar acts, may also violate sexual harassment laws. For example, a
seemingly innocent request for a date by a supervisor which is rejected
by the subordinate employee, and followed by a suspicious termination
from employment, would likely constitute unlawful sexual harassment.
Trustworthy and Experienced Business Representation
Mr. Wulbern's litigation experience in the business sector ranges from
representing Fortune 500 companies to representing small, locally owned
businesses. With a focus on employment law, he provides
legal representation to employers that may be targeted by a disgruntled employee who is seeking retribution.
His experience representing business clients also includes matters involving
complex litigation with multiple parties and claims, as well as small-figure
Other areas of significant experience include legal issues involving:
Whether your business is in need of legal analysis of potential litigation
risks, or litigation services to prosecute or defend a lawsuit through
trial, our firm offers full-service legal representation.
Need an employment law attorney in Jacksonville?
One of the keys to successful legal representation is open and regular
communication between the attorney and the client. Mr. Wulbern understands
that your time is valuable and that a weekday conference or consultation
may be difficult. For that reason, he is accessible for evening and weekend
consultations. He also understands that people want to discuss their cases
with the lead attorney rather than a legal assistant or associate attorney.
At The Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A., conferences are personal,
one-on-one communications. Mr. Wulbern also offers remote communication services.
With a centrally located office in Jacksonville, our firm offers accessible
legal services in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities of Northeast
Florida and the First Coast, including Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach,
Ponte Vedra, Orange Park, St. Augustine, St. Johns, and Fernandina Beach.
If you have a concern about legal rights, or are in need of legal representation
in the areas of employment law, business litigation, or criminal law,
this firm can give you the legal assistance you should expect from a serious
and hard-working lawyer who will take your case the distance.
Contact The Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. today to schedule your initial case consultation!