Historically, few groups have faced more challenges in the workplace and in society than the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Trans gender (LGBT) and Gender Identity communities. Randy Fleischer served on the Broward County Human Rights Board from 1996 until 2011 and moved Broward County to extend rights based on gender identity as Chair of that Board. Broward has protected the rights of the LGBT community since the mid 1990’s in employment, housing and public accommodations.
Over the past several decades, many legal battles have been fought and won to ensure members of the LGBT community can enjoy the same rights as other people in the Untied States.
Unfortunately, discrimination against the LGBT community is still prevalent, and oftentimes requires the services of an experienced LGBT attorney. This, despite the fact that throughout most of Florida, it is illegal to fire someone or deny them access to housing or public accommodations because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans gender.
While most forms of discrimination are covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, sexual orientation is not explicitly cover by any federal anti-discrimination law. In addition, The Florida Civil Rights Act only prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap or marital status. It does not provide for sexual orientation. In South Florida, county ordinances provide protection, but moving through the administrative requirements to get a remedy can be difficult.
The Law Office of Randy Fleischer recognizes the need to extend protections to the LGBT community and has been involved in several actions that have protected their rights. Armed with these resources, he can vigorously advocate for protections and rights on behalf of his clients and help them earn equal standing in many aspects of their lives.
The Law Offices of Randy A. Fleischer, P.A. proudly serves Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Davie, Sunrise, Plantation, Weston, Wilton Manors and surrounding Florida communities. For an initial consultation contact us at 954-472-8401.