A Trusted Race Discrimination Employment Attorney in Miami, FL
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Although the United States has come a long way in the struggle for racial equality since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, it is evident that racial discrimination in the workplace is still a reality for many. Both state and federal laws have been passed to protect individuals from being discriminated against due to their race, creed, or national origin. If you have found yourself unfairly discriminated against by your employer or while pursuing employment, you may be entitled to legal compensation for the harm done to you. FairLaw Firm is a trusted race discrimination employment attorney in the Miami, FL area. Please contact us today to request a free initial consultation to determine if you have a case against a current, former, or prospective employer. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
You Are Protected Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
Both Florida state employment laws and the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (see Title VII) prohibit racial discrimination in the workplace. Employers do not have the right to treat specific employees differently from others based solely upon their race. Employees may not be segregated in the workplace, i.e., given certain demeaning positions or job duties based upon their race. Employers may not prohibit individuals from pursuing employment due to their race, nor may they assign employees to specific locations or geographical areas due to their race. Furthermore, harassment in the workplace involving racial slurs or derogatory remarks creating a hostile work environment is also unacceptable. Racial discrimination goes beyond mere skin color to include all characteristics of a person’s race, including hair texture and facial features. Common examples of racial discrimination that may occur in a job setting include:
- Not being hired by an employer due to racial discrimination
- Being denied a promotion due to racial discrimination
- Being wrongfully terminated due to racial discrimination
- Being subjected to unfavorable treatment due to racial discrimination
- Being subjected to a hostile work environment due to racial discrimination
How & When Should I File an Employment Discrimination Claim?
Employment discrimination claims are typically filed locally with the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) or federally with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). These two agencies often overlap and work together to process employment discrimination claims. Time limitations do apply when filing employment discrimination claims, so it is best not to delay. You should consult an experienced employment discrimination attorney immediately to ensure your legal rights are protected. Wading through the employment discrimination claims process can be challenging. The agency you filed the claim with will investigate your case. They will determine if they believe racial discrimination occurred and if so, attempt to reach a settlement with the employer. If the agency decides not to file a lawsuit, it may be necessary to pursue your claim in court yourself with a lawyer.
Why Should I Choose FairLaw Firm for My Legal Representation?
Founded in 2004, FairLaw Firm represents workers who have been treated unfairly by their employers for various reasons. From employees who do not receive tips or overtime wages to those who have been wrongfully terminated due to discrimination, we handle many cases. Our firm is well-versed in both severance agreements and general litigation matters. You can rely on us to take your case all the way to trial with the necessary resources and experience to achieve the best results. We work with our clients to help them understand their rights, as well as visualize realistic outcomes for their specific situations. Our friendly, skilled employment attorneys are bilingual, also offering our services in Spanish.
Were You Mistreated Because of Racial Discrimination? Call Now!
Any individual of a protected class who feels they have been unfairly discriminated against due to their race, color, creed, or national origin should reach out to a workplace discrimination lawyer. Whether you feel you were mistreated, demoted, denied a promotion, or fired due to racial discrimination, please consult FairLaw Firm for a free case evaluation. Our race employment discrimination attorneys in Miami are dedicated to fighting for equality and justice in the workplace for all. Reach out to us today!