With the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, employers are prohibited from determining an employee’s salary based on their gender. Protections against discrimination based on gender were further strengthened with the passage of the Florida Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against individuals based on their gender or marital status. This landmark law includes hiring practices, compensation, terms and conditions of employment, training or the dissemination of materials that indicate a preference based on gender in the employer’s workplace. The Lily Ledbetter Act allows for unequal pay damages to be calculated from the beginning of the discriminatory salary, so woman can get compensated for damages since starting at the workplace.
While these laws represented a breakthrough of sorts, the reality remains that discrimination based on gender continues to be a big problem in today’s workplace.
The Law Offices of Randy Fleischer sees cases all the time where female employees are let go because of their sex even though they have more seniority, or they are passed over for promotion despite having a better track record and employee reviews, or they are denied pay raises because they are not given the same job classification that a male employee doing the same work has been given.
Randy Fleischer recognizes the magnitude of this problem and as such, has devoted his practice to fighting gender discrimination, and all types of discrimination in the workplace, for the past 25 years.
His experience extends far beyond representing victims of discrimination in purely legal settings.
Randy Fleischer has served many years as the Chair of the Broward County Human Rights Board and spent time as the Chair and Vice Chair of Broward District’s School Board Diversity Committee. He has also served board terms on the Florida Employment Lawyers Association and National Employment Lawyers Association Affiliate Relations Committee.
The Law Offices of Randy A. Fleischer, P.A. proudly serves Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Davie, Sunrise, Plantation, Weston and surrounding Florida communities. For an initial consultation contact us at 954-472-8401.