Katie Gudaitis is a partner in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Gudaitis’ practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in labor and employment law, government liability, premises liability, and professional liability. Mrs. Gudaitis’ Labor and Employment experience includes representing private employers, municipalities, government agencies, and companies in all phases of employment litigation, from the administrative stage through trial on matters arising under Federal, State and local employment laws. Ms. Gudaitis regularly handles claims before state and federal courts on a wide range of issues including: discrimination based on race, religion, nationality, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, and other classifications, sexual harassment, retaliation, whistleblower claims, OSHA claims, and disability issues arising under the ADA, FMLA, and the FCRA.
Mrs. Gudaitis also has experience defending municipalities, officers, and public officials against claims arising under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, including violations of the Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as well as a variety of negligent claims. She is well versed in the immunities available to agencies and individuals. Ms. Gudaitis also regularly handles claims involving slip and fall accidents, negligent security, wrongful death, defamation, and other common law torts.
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In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Gudaitis provides guidance to clients on compliance with the FMLA, FLSA, ADA, and Florida’s Private Whistle-blower Act. Her wage and hour experience includes defending wage and hour claims ranging from employee misclassification, unpaid overtime, off-the-clock work, and missed meal and rest period issues, to improper deductions from paychecks issues. Mrs. Gudaitis also provides training and counseling to clients on various workplace issues, including employee discipline, personnel policies, and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.