Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights
Age Discrimination It is illegal to discriminate because of age in employment. Refusal to hire, promote, or otherwise treat employees differently in the workplace because of age violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), provided you can prove that your age was a motivating factor in the decision.
Civil Rights Litigation If your civil rights have been violated, either by discrimination in employment, housing or public accommodations or if you have been the victim of police misconduct, you need an advocate who is not afraid to fight for your rights.
It is a violation of federal and state law to discriminate in employment, housing and public accommodations because of race, religion, national origin, gender or disability.
The Americans with Disabilities Act was amended as of January 1, 2009 to bring back protections lost in narrow U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission can be difficult.
Discrimination based on sex and sexual harassment continues to be a problem in the workplace.
Terminating a woman when she is pregnant is often the most heinous type of discrimination.
Despite the incredible strides that have been made, racial discrimination continues to exist. There remain people in society who believe they can tell the content of a person’s character by the color of their skin.
Religious Discrimination Religious discrimination has become more prevalent after 9/11. Increased suspicions against people of the Islamic faith have caused friction in the workplace and in society in general.
Returning Military USERRA Laws When those who have served our country in the military return from duty, they have a right to return to their former employment without loss of benefits or responsibility.
Sexual Harassment If you have been a victim of unwanted sexual harassment in the workplace and you want it to stop, or are seeking a remedy because you were fired after complaining about sexual harassment, you need an attorney to fight for your rights.
Florida has statutes which protect both public and private employees from retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal activities.
Discrimination in the workplace is prohibited by many federal, state and local laws.
In Florida, there is no such thing as wrongful termination as a stand-alone cause of action. Florida is an “at-will” employment state. That means you can be fired at any time, for any reason, without warning.