Ignacio J. Garcia

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Ignacio (Iggy) focuses his practice exclusively on representing employers with their labor and employment needs. He has extensive experience in both federal and state courts representing employers. Iggy has defended both individual and collective actions under numerous state and federal employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Florida’s private whistleblower statute, and all manner of retaliation claims. Iggy has also defended employment related torts such as defamation, negligent retention, negligent hiring, assault, battery and fraud, as well as all manner of breach of contract and noncompete claims. He has extensive trial experience in courts throughout Florida.

Iggy has been featured as a speaker at numerous human resources and legal conferences throughout Florida.

Iggy also represents employers in front of numerous administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR).

Iggy regularly advises employers on numerous day-to-day matters related to their employees. He emphasizes a practical approach to problem solving while decreasing an employer’s exposure to potential liabilities. Iggy’s fluency in Spanish further allows him to address employee issues where language barriers would otherwise prevent such.

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In addition to counseling clients on employment issues, Iggy handles the following:

Iggy has successfully achieved numerous no-cause determinations in various sex, age, and national origin discrimination claims, and he has successfully achieved summary judgment in numerous race, national origin, gender, sex, and age discrimination claims.

Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association – Founding Board Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys (AFMA)

Speeches

Lexology Client Choice 2021 Winner

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