Federal and state laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability and other protected categories. These laws include:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Americans with Disabilities Act
Equal Pay Act
Florida Civil Rights Act
Discrimination is prohibited in all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, firing, compensation, job assignments, promotions, demotions, and discipline.
In most cases, employees cannot file a lawsuit based on unlawful discrimination unless they first file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or Florida Commission on Human Relations. Because there are strict time limits for filing charges of discrimination, employees who believe that they have been discriminated against by their employers should seek prompt legal advice.
Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation to dicuss your rights and what options may be available to you.