Kevin Sanderson serves your legal needs throughout all of West Central Florida, including Sarasota, Casey Key, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, North Port, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Arcadia, Englewood, and Naples.
Kevin F. Sanderson is a graduate of Boston University (B.A., Psychology) and obtained his juris doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, FL. He continued his education, obtaining his LL.M. (legal laureate masters) in international taxation and offshore finance, also at St. Thomas University School of Law. Kevin was born and raised in New Jersey.
Mr. Sanderson is a member of the Florida Bar, a member of the bar of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Most recently, he became licensed in the US District Court in the District of Colorado, which has courts in Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Durango.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Sanderson represents both plaintiffs and defendants in simple and complex civil and commercial litigation. He also handles cases involving unemployment appeals through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, non-compete/trade secret litigation, severance agreements, cases of discrimination covered under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and/or the Florida Commission on Human Relations, sexual orientation and/or pregnancy discrimination, and administrative appeals for federal, state, and municipal employees. He also handles cases of professional and occupational licensure and certification, including those from the Florida Departments of Law Enforcement, Health, Education, and Business & Professional Regulation.
Kevin is a 2012 graduate of the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
- Employment Law
- Estate Planning
- Credit Cards Accepted
- USDC DIst. of Colorado
- USDC Middle District of Florida
- USDC Northern Dist. Florida
- USDC Southern Dist. Florida
- 11th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Tax Court
- English: Spoken, Written
- Merritt & Sanderson, P.A.
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- Kevin F Sanderson Chartered
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- Thomas Jefferson School of Law
- International Environmental Law
- St. Thomas University School of Law
- Book Award.
- Florida State Bar # 598488
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- Sarasota Bar Association
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- Activities: Member.
- Unemployment Appeals Now handled Through E-Portal For Third Parties
- Sarasota County Bar Association, The Docket
- Intersection of Corporate and Employment Law for Small to Mid Size Businesses, Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions
- Guardian Ad Litem, Family Law Division
- 12th Judical Circuit, Florida
- Q. Can a franchise employer and fellow employees harrass an employee until they quit because of an issue with a diff emp
- A: It is difficult to say based on what you have here. For example, as they are both female is any of the harassment based on gender or sex or another protected class?
- Q. if a person has quit their job and has accrued vacation time that they had not taken is the employer required to pay
- A: People are always shocked by this, but in Florida you are not entitled to this time. It is not "banked" in the sense it is yours at the end of the employment as it is is some other states.
- Q. can I file a lawsuit against my employer for failing to take action against an employee who threatened me?
- A: They can take action. They can investigate, suspend, fire that person and/or make sure you aren't working together. You may be able to take action against the employer for several causes, such as negligent hire/retention of that employee. You may need to file with an administrative agency if the threat was otherwise discriminatory based on protected classes. You should place your concerns and demand for investigation/ action in writing to the employer, date it, describe what happened and how you know they know and keep a copy for yourself.
- Q. Can I sue for emotional abuse at my workplace?
- A: Unfortunately, there really is not a suit for emotional abuse. There is for pregnancy discrimination. Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is shockingly common. I recommend contacting an attorney immediately.
- Q. Where can I find online number of age discrimination cases filed, settled, and with trial completed by state please.
- A: When you find it let me know. Settlement data especially is very hard to come by as settlements are most often confidential. Plaintiffs and their counsel dont have as much statistical information as exists in some other areas of civil trial law.
- Q. Can an employer fire an employee for being one minute late if they are in the building?
- A: That does sound troubling. When the reason stated for termination of adverse action is not the real reason (such as age discrimination) we call that a pretext.
- Q. We have an employee on FMLA who is failing and need some advice on how to proceed.
- A: It seems you have engaged in some good practices here. Intermittent FMLA is very difficult on all parties involved, co-workers, employers and employees. You would not want me to answer this further in a public forum even though you have not used your name. Arguably I cannot provide any response when I dont know the identity of the questioner. You may consult with me privately.
- Q. I work at a food establishment in Florida when I was hired the starting pay was $11 an hour about 6 months ago they wen
- A: Many actions that are fundamentally unfair on their face are not illegal in Florida, unfortunately. You might consider if you are being discriminated against based on a protected class. At this exact moment, it loos like we have an employees market more than at any time in the past 10 years. Talk to them and if they will not match the pay and maybe make up the difference for past hours, look at moving on.
- Q. I would like Negotiating my severance package, Florida law
- A: Often an attorney helps at this stage.