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Viktoryia Johnson

Viktoryia Johnson

Associate / Tampa

Viktoryia Johnson concentrates her practice exclusively on employment litigation, representing management in claims involving workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; whistleblower complaints; leave law violations; and wage and hour violations, among others.

Viktoryia represents companies in employment disputes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Viktoryia practices in state and federal courts, and represents employers before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

Viktoryia graduated from law school in the top 4% of her class, earning a magna cum laude degree. While in law school, Viktoryia gained extensive hands-on legal experience through several clerkships and internships, both in private practice and in the judicial system, serving as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Michael G. Williamson in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. Viktoryia’s history with FordHarrison began in summer 2015. Before her transition to the role of an Attorney, Viktoryia had worked as a Summer Associate and a Law Clerk for the firm. In law school, Viktoryia successfully completed the Honors Program; worked as a Research Assistant to Employment Law Professor Jason R. Bent; served as an Articles & Symposia Editor and, later, the Executive Editor of the Stetson Law Review; and was the President of the student Labor & Employment Law Association. Viktoryia’s law school awards include The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section Dean W. Gary Vause Award, The William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, and First Place in the Carlton Fields First-Year Appellate Advocacy Competition.

Viktoryia was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus, and speaks Russian as her native language. To view Viktoryia's bio in Russian, click here.

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Russian (bilingual)
Belarussian (proficient)
Spanish (elementary proficiency)