Discrimination in all forms is illegal in the United States. Various state and federal laws and local ordinances are designed to protect those who worker in the United States from discrimination. Unfortunately, many people are unfairly discriminated against every year. Most of this discrimination occurs on the job or in the pursuit of employment. If you believe that you are a member of a protected class and that you have been discriminated against, then you may be able to make a legal claim. Contact the FairLaw Firm to learn more about your rights to equal treatment.
How do I know if I am being discriminated against?
Discrimination can occur in several forms, all of which are illegal in the United States. The law prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on:
- It is unlawful for employers to make adverse employment decisions based on a worker's race, creed or national origin. A company that does so may be faced with considerable legal problems.
- Age discrimination may happen when someone 40 years or older is unfairly treated on the basis of their age. Companies that ignore the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Florida Civil Rights Act, amongst other regulations, may find themselves facing lawsuits.
- When an employer makes hiring, firing and promotion decisions based on the gender of the workers, then they may be engaging in sex discrimination, which would violate the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Florida Civil Rights Act, amongst other regulations.
- Some employers, supervisors, and managers treat pregnant workers unfairly, refusing to treat them equally despite the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Florida Civil Rights Act, amongst other regulations, and other pertinent legislation.
- Several state and federal laws prohibit unfair treatment based on an individual's religion. Freedom of religion is one of America's founding principles, yet some employers find a way to abuse these rights.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- An increasing number of people are bringing claims against companies based on discriminatory behavior with regard to their sexual orientation or gender identity. If you have been retaliated against based on these factors, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
- Still other people have been denied reasonable accommodations or have been refused a job simply because they have a disability. This is not an acceptable action, and laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act provide the protection that these individuals need.
When should I seek legal action against discrimination?
It is always the right time to take action against discrimination and receive the compensation you deserve. A worker who feels that s/he has been discriminated against has rights under the law. At the FairLaw Firm, our experienced Florida discrimination attorney can assess your case and determine whether or not you may make a claim against a prospective, current, or former employer.
Take action against discrimination. Contact the FairLaw Firm today.
Discrimination comes in many forms. It occurs when an employer rejects a job candidate because she is a woman or fires a long-time employee because of his age. It also can happen when male workers are routinely and systematically paid more than their female counterparts solely because they are men. Discriminatory actions can result in the wrongful termination of an employee or cause that employee to be passed up for a promotion time and again. Ensure that you are not being discriminated against — contact our attorneys at the FairLaw Firm for counsel and representation. Call (844) 300-5644 or (844) 850-9027 today for a free consultation.