Allison oasis kahn

Allison Kahn is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar. Board certification means she has been evaluated for professionalism and tested for special expertise, knowledge, and skill. She is one of only approximately 200 lawyers in Florida to hold this distinction in her practice area.
Allison represents entities of all sizes across sectors including health care, hospitality, banking, telecommunications, and education. She regularly appears before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, county fair employment practice agencies, and in state and federal court.

She tries employee claims of discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation based on race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability and other protected characteristics under the Florida Civil Rights Act, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her management clients look to her for advice and defense under the Whistleblower Protection Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Allison has investigated and defended against employee claims of workplace sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination and retaliation. She regularly writes and speaks on workplace issues that affect her clients, such as LGBTQ non-discrimination and gender transition workplace policies.

Allison has completed more than 300 employee pay classification audits (exempt/nonexempt from overtime), which enriches her practice of defending employers against misclassification claims, and in collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. She also litigates joint employment, employee and independent contractor classifications, and structures internship programs to comply with wage and hour laws.

Allison prosecutes violations of non-competition agreements. She defends schools in sex-based discrimination in education claims (Title IX). And, she defends businesses, public accommodations, against claims of access discrimination, including website accessibility.

She tries grievances pursuant to collective bargaining agreements in many arbitration forums. And, on behalf of her brokerage firm clients, Allison litigates employment disputes before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Allison was drawn to the practice of labor and employment law because it involves complex workplace relationships, and stories with a human component. Beyond her practice, she does pro bono work and recently completed a three-year term investigating attorney misconduct as an appointed member of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee, ultimately serving as chair in 2018.

Early in her career, she clerked for the Honorable Gary Farmer of Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal. This experience broadened her understanding of the practical considerations that shape court decisions, and informs her practice today.