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Boca Raton Attorney
Jon Stage

Phone: 561.810.1600


Languages: English

Jon Stage is a Shareholder in the Labor & Employment Department. Jon has
litigated and tried a wide variety of employment law claims arising under
various aspects of Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor
Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with
Disabilities Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act. Jon has also litigated and
tried cases alleging discrimination in public accommodations and has also
counseled clients regarding workplace safety matters arising under the
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Jon has also handled numerous
matters for management clients seeking to enforce covenants not to compete and
regularly advises clients regarding compliance issues with respect to all of
the state and federal laws mentioned above.

Jon is a regular contributor to the firm’s labor & employment law blog,
BeLabor the Point.

Representative Experience

  • AutoNation v. Bellavia, Case No. 0:15-cv-61589-KMW (S.D. Fla. December
    2015) (non-compete)
  • AutoNation v. Dudoit, Case No. 0:15-cv-61967-CMA (S.D. Fla. December 2015)
  • George v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Case No. 6:12-cv-00845-CEH (M.D. Fla.
    October 2014) (disability discrimination)
  • Charlton v. Republic Services of Florida, L.P., 2010 WL 2232677 (S.D. Fla.
    2010) (whistleblower; retaliation)
  • Norelus v. Denny’s, Inc., 628 F.3d 1270 (11th Cir. 2010), cert. denied
    Amlong & Amlong, P.A. v. Denny’s, Inc., 133 S.Ct. 104 (U.S. 2012),
    (upholding sanctions against plaintiff and plaintiff’s counsel in sexual
    harassment case)
  • Llerena v. AutoNation, Case No. 09-17177 (25) (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2009),
    affirmed, Case No. 4D09-2383 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010) (non-compete)
  • 4UOrtho, LLC v. Practice Partners, Inc., 18 So. 3d 41 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
  • AutoNation, Inc. v. Armijo, 944 So. 2d 533 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
  • Hatfield v. AutoNation, 939 So. 2d 155 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006) (affirming
    temporary injunction based upon theft of trade secrets)
  • Malcolm v. AIGVALIC, Case No. 1:05-cv-22176-UU (S.D. Fla. October 2006)
    (race discrimination)
  • Hatfield v. AutoNation, 915 So. 2d 1236 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005) rev. denied
    940 So. 2d 1124 (Fla. 2006) (personal jurisdiction)
  • AutoNation v. Maki, 2004 WL1925479 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2004), aff’d, 895 So. 2d
    453 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005) (non-compete)
  • AutoNation v. O’Brien, 347 F. Supp. 2d 1299 (S.D. Fla. 2004) (non-compete)
  • AutoNation v. Whitlock, 276 F. Supp. 2d 1258 (S.D. Fla. 2003) (personal
  • AutoNation v. Hankins, 2003 WL 22852206 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2003) (non-compete)
  • Aksoy v. Maroone Chevrolet, LLC, Case No. 0:01-cv-07371-DTKH (S.D. Fla.
    October 2002) (race discrimination)
  • Zink v. Holiday Diver, Inc. 4:99-cv-10080-NCR (S.D. Fla. 2001) (age
  • Kaufman v. AutoNation, Inc., 2000 WL 35722358 (S.D. Fla. 2000) (Americans
    with Disability Act; age discrimination)
  • Smith v. AutoNation, Inc., 2000 WL 35749356 (S.D. Fla. 2000) (age
  • LaRoche v. Denny’s, Inc., 62 F. Supp. 2d 1366 (S.D. Fla. 1999) (public
    accommodations discrimination)
  • Givens v. Denny’s, Inc., Case No. 0:96-cv-07443-WDF (S.D. Fla. June 1998)
    (sexual harassment)
  • Goree v. Denny’s, Inc., Case No. 1:97-cv-02396-JAL (S.D. Fla. May 1998)
    (race discrimination)
  • John v. Trane Co., Div. of American-Standard, Inc., 1994 WL 714040 (S.D.
    Fla. 1994) (retaliation)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), South Florida Chapter, Board
  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys


  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Ranked in Labor &
    Employment Law, 2005-2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, selected for inclusion, 2006-2016
  • Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, selected for inclusion, 2006
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Contact This Firm

Hodkin Stage Ward, PLLC

54 SW Boca Raton Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432
United States

Law Firm Contact: Adam Hodkin

Tel: 561.810.1600

Fax: 561.300.2128



Member Since: 2012

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