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Viktoryia Johnson

Viktoryia Johnson

Senior Associate / Tampa

Viktoryia Johnson concentrates her practice 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 state and federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Florida Public- and Private-Sector Whistleblower’s Acts, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Viktoryia practices in state and federal courts, and represents employers before administrative agencies. During her career with FordHarrison, Viktoryia has obtained countless no-reasonable cause determinations in connection with charges of discrimination from administrative agencies, and successfully defended local and multi-national corporate clients in trial courts and on appeal.

Viktoryia graduated from law school in the top 4% of her class, earning a magna cum laude degree. While in law school, Viktoryia successfully completed the Honors Program; 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.

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

Representative Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment on race, national origin, gender, and disability discrimination and Title VII and Florida private- and public-sector whistleblower’s retaliation claims against national private prison management company and government contractor;
  • Obtained summary judgment on claims for age and race disparate treatment against bank;
  • Obtained summary judgment in arbitration on claims for discrimination and hostile work environment based on race and national origin, and retaliation against national hotel chain;
  • Obtained summary judgment on two-plaintiff breach of employment contract claim against large healthcare company;
  • Successfully defended appeal of summary judgment granted in disability discrimination and retaliation case against national company;
  • Successfully represented clients before the EEOC and state and local human rights commissions in multiple charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Honors & Awards
  • "Florida Rising Stars," Super Lawyers magazine (2019, 2020)
  • Florida Trend magazine – "Legal Elite" (2019)
  • "Up and Coming" lawyer by Florida Trend magazine 
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Languages

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