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Cynthia Sass founded the firm in 1993, and it continues to thrive due to her unwavering dedication to serving clients with excellence and integrity. Sass Law Firm practices solely in the area of labor and employment law, primarily representing employees from both the private and public sectors. Cynthia Sass is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics and received the designation 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law – Individuals for Tampa from Best Lawyers®. The firm is recognized at the national level by its inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report listing of Best Law Firms for Employment Law since 2011.

Sass Law Firm boasts award-winning attorneys experienced and recognized in the employment law field, including:  two attorneys Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by The Florida Bar; a Fellow of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers; three past Presidents of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s Florida Chapter; a past Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar; and several magna cum laude and cum laude graduates. Each attorney was hand-selected based upon their intelligence, legal skills, knowledge of employment law, and a sincere desire to help individuals who have suffered injustice in the workplace.  The firm also has an excellent support staff, including a certified paralegal, three legal assistants, office manager and case clerks to serve our clients.

in the Workplace

  • Discrimination
  • Defamation
  • Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • OSHA Violations
  • Retaliation
  • Tortious Interference
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Whistleblower Retaliation

Wage and Hour Issues

  • Equal Pay
  • Unemployment
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Unpaid Bonuses
  • Unpaid Commissions
  • Unpaid Overtime
  • Unpaid Wages


  • Breach of Contract
  • Compensation Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Non-Competition Contracts
  • Non-compete Provisions
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Severance Packages
  • Trade Secret Agreements


Speaking Engagements

  NELA NOLA Summer Conference

Janet Wise will be speaking at the upcoming National Employment Lawyer Association convention this summer in New Orleans.  The topic of her panel presentation is Does the Opposition Clause Have Only Selective Application? Defendants’ Use of the Manager Rule to Limit Retaliation Claims


The Florida Bar Public Sector Program

Cynthia Sass will speak as a panelist on the topic of public employees and their right to free speech in October 2019 for a public sector program sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar.

  ABA Labor and Employment Annual Conference

Yvette Everhart will be moderating, as well as participating in, the panel discussion Your Mama, Your Papa and Your Co-Worker Too: Who is Entitled to Protection from Retaliation?  (Fundamentals), at the 13th Annual Section Conference of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association this November.




ABA/BNA Employment at Will Supplement

Cynthia Sass will again serve as the Regional Editor for the Southeast states of Florida, Georgia North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia when the American Bar Association and Bloomberg BNA publishes is 2019 Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition.

Additionally, Yvette Everhart and Cynthia Sass will be co-authoring the Florida chapter of the 2019 Employment at Will Supplement. 



Cynthia Sass wrote a chapter for a soon to be released book by the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.  The title is Gender Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace and Ms. Sass’s chapter is Discovery and Deposing the Alleged Harasser and Defense Witnesses:  Plaintiff’s Perspective.  The American Bar Association plans to publish the book in May 2019, and we hope to provide an excerpt when available.




Cynthia Sass is serving again as Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  Ms. Sass is the Employee Co-Chair of the 13th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee for the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association, as well as remaining Co-Chair of the ABA Liaison Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar

Yvette Everhart is in her final term as a member of the Executive Council and remains Co-Chair of the Website Subcommittee of the Communications Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ms. Everhart is also a member of its Law School Liaison Committee.

Janet Wise is finishing out her term this year as a member of the Labor & Employment Law Certification Committee, a Standing Committee of The Florida Bar.  Ms. Wise will serve as Vice Chair of this Committee for 2019-2020.  She also continues to serve on the Advisory Council of the Ethics and Sanctions Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association.


Our shared commitment in pursuing equality in employment and justice for our clients drives our continued success.