ABOUT THE FIRM

Cynthia Sass Photo

 The first section is a dark blue shield with white and silver trim with Best Lawyers® at the top in white lettering, followed by a red ribbon across the shield and on the red ribbon in white lettering is LAWYER and underneath is OF THE YEAR, below the red ribbon is 2017 in bold white letters, and to the right of the shield is a dark blue ribbon with white lettering, first line is Employment Law – Individuals, second line is Cynthia N. Sass and third line is Tampa, FL

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, two legal assistants and case clerks to serve our clients.

IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Discrimination
  • Defamation
  • FMLA and USERRA
  • 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

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

  • 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
  • Two-toned blue square, divided diagonally, with the top left a lighter shade of blue, and the square has rounded corners, 1st line in the upper left corner in white caps, small print “RATED BY”, 2nd line centered in large white letters with initial caps “Super LawyersÒ”, 3rd line in white letters centered and initial capped “Cynthia N. Sass”, 4th line centered in white letters with initial caps “Employment Law”, below that is a white space with gray letters, centered initial capped “Florida”Super Lawyers Award
  • Martindale Hubbell badge for Cynthia Sass Tampa Employment Lawyer – picture is the badge for MARTINDALE HUBBELL 2017 AV PREEMINENT which has in the right side top corner in dark gray letters “Martindale-Hubbell®”, underneath and all the way to the left is a red hexagon with white capital letters “AV” in the middle, next to that on the top is a red rectangle with a slanted left edge, trimmed in white butting up to the top of the hexagon and inside in white capital letters is “PREEMINENT” and below that in a black rectangle with a slanted left edge trimmed in white, butting up to the bottom of the hexagon with white letters, initial capped, “Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence”, and next to that a black square trimmed in white with the number in white “2017”Preeminent Award
  • Florida Trend's Gold Seal with Ribbon and Florida Legal Elite 2018 in black letters in the middle of the sealLegal Elite 2018
  • Purple square with rounded corners, 1st line in the left upper corner in white letters all caps, small print “RATED BY”, 2nd line centered in large white letters with initial caps “Rising Stars”, 3rd line in white letters centered and initial capped “Yvette D. Everhart”, 4th line in white letters initial capped “Employment Law”, below the purple box is a white space with gray letters, centered and initial capped “Florida”Super Lawyers Award
  • Avvo Award
  • Best Lawyers badge of a white rectangle with gray border and in gray letters, all caps on the 1st line “CYNTHIA N. SASS”, 2nd line underneath and to the right edge in small gray capped letters “RECOGNIZED BY” and 3rd line centered in large red letters “Best Lawyers” Lawyer of the year
  • White square outlined in gray with rounded corners, first line on the left in gray caps, small print RATED BY, 2nd line centered in large gray letters with initial caps “Super Lawyers”, 3rd line in orange letters centered and initial capped “Cynthia N. Sass”, 4th line in orange letters centered and initial capped “Employment Law”, below that is an orange space with white letters, centered and capped “10 YEARS”Super Lawyers Award

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Speaking Engagements

CYNTHIA SASS
2018 San Francisco Conference

Cynthia Sass is honored to be part of the upcoming program, A View from the Bench: I Wish I Didn’t Know Now What I Didn’t Know Then, to be presented at the 12th Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference in San Francisco, California this November.  Ms. Sass will join Judge Waverly Crenshaw, Judge Elizabeth LaPorte and Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, along with her co-Moderator Sean Gallagher, as the judges discuss the lessons they have learned on the bench and how they would apply those lessons to the practice of employment litigation.

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Publications

Cynthia Sass and
Yvette Everhart 
BNA and ABA

Cynthia Sass has been asked to be the Southeastern Regional Editor of the 2017 Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will: A State-by-State Survey published by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association and The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. She will also co-author the Florida Chapter with Yvette Everhart and Brian Koji.

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Committees

2018

Cynthia Sass is the Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association for another term, serving from 2016-2018. She has also been appointed as the Employee Vice Chair of the Annual Section Conference Committee for the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association for the 2017-2018 term, as well as remaining Co-Chair for the ABA Liaison Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar for the 2016-2018 term.

Janet Wise was appointed to the Labor & Employment Law Certification Committee, a Standing Committee of The Florida Bar for the 2016-19 term.

Yvette Everhart accepted the position of Co-Chair of the Website Subcommittee of the Communications Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of The Florida Bar for the 2017-2018 term.

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