Cynthia N. Sass

Cynthia N. Sass: Attorney with Sass Law Firm
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  • 601 West Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33603
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  • Cynthia N. Sass is the founder of the Law Offices of Cynthia N. Sass, P.A., a Tampa Bay area firm limited to the practice of Labor and Employment Law.
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Cynthia N. Sass has been practicing law in Florida over 30 years. She formed the Sass Law Firm in 1993, which has been exclusively focusing on representing public and private sector employees in employment disputes ever since. The mission of her firm is to provide the client with an honest assessment of each case, ensure each client is educated on the options and remedies available to them through the law, and strategizing with the client to accomplish their goals. In doing so, the firm takes an individual approach to each case, advising the client as to the potential results and costs of litigation and other means of resolution of employment disputes. In order to provide her clients with the best service, Ms. Sass makes it a priority to keep current on the trends happening in employment law, changes in rules and agency positions, and the most recent applicable case law.

Cynthia is often asked to write or speak on employment law related topics and she has been the Southeastern Editor of the BNA treatise, Employment at Will, a State by State Survey since 2011. She was an appointed member of the Supreme Court Committee who drafted the current Florida State Standard Jury Instructions on spoliation, private sector whistleblowing and the Florida Civil Rights Act. Cynthia Sass is also a successful litigator, with published opinions, including Eleventh Circuit opinions, against government entities and one of the largest settlements against a county for age discrimination in 2011. Ms. Sass holds various national and regional leadership positions, along with committee appointments, and is an active Federal Mediator/Florida Supreme Court Mediator Circuit Civil.Cynthia Sass has been honored by various local, state and federal independent sources including being named 2017 Attorney of the Year in Labor & Employment Law for Individuals in Tampa by Best Lawyers and a Super Lawyers Top 50 Women in Florida. The Sass Law Firm has also been nationally recognized as a Best Law Firm • Employment Law • Tampa by U.S. News & World Report since 2011. The various honors she has received accurately reflect Cynthia’s reputation as an attorney, dedication to assisting her clients and high ethical values.

The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers (Fellow since 2011); Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions (Member of Civil Law Committee (2009-2015); Member of Employment Law Committee (2009-2012); Chair of Spoliation Subcommittee of Employment Law Committee (2010-2012)); Florida Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association (Member, President (1999-2000), President-Elect (1998-1999)); National Employment Lawyers Association (Member); Certified Mediator in the State of Florida.

Areas of Practice (68)

  • Employment
  • Labor Law
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Employee Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Termination
  • Employment Rights
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Harassment
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • Class Actions
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Caregiver Discrimination
  • Child Labor Law
  • Civil Service
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Leasing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment at Will
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Executive Transfers
  • Human Resources Law
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Personnel Policies
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Public Sector Collective Bargaining
  • Public Sector Employment Law
  • Public Sector Labor Relations
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • WARN Act
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Workplace Violence

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
813.251.5599  Phone
813.259.9797  Fax
University Attended:
Smith College, B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
University of Richmond, T. C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1987
Year of First admission:
1987, Florida, including Second Circuit Court of Appeal and Florida Supreme Court; 1988, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1991, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court
The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section (Executive Council Member, 1998-present; Co-Chair of ABA Liaison Committee (2016-2017); Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section (2006-2007); CLE Chair (2003-2004); Co-Chair of Individual Rights Committee (1999-2000)); American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (Employee Co-Chair of Webinar Subcommittee (2014-present); Employee Co-Member of Employment-At-Will Subcommittee (2010-present); Member of Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee (2010-present); Employee Co-Chair of National Programs Committee (2014-2015); Chair of Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee (2010-2012); Participant in Leadership Development Program (2009-2010)); Hillsborough County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (Co-Chair (2016-present)); Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section (Board Member (2010-2016)).
( Federal Mediator / Florida Supreme Court Mediator Circuit Civil since 2002 )

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