Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Discrimination Lawyers
FairLaw Firm Represents Clients in Miami and Across Florida
A growing number of Florida workers are bringing claims of discrimination regarding their sexual orientation or gender identity against their employers. Despite significant progress made across the state and country in recent years, the reality is these groups remain incredibly vulnerable to harassment and discrimination in the workplace due to a lack of federal and state legislation to protect the LGBTQ+ community-at-large. If you believe you have encountered discrimination in the workplace due to your sexual orientation or gender identity, FairLaw Firm’s employment discrimination lawyers in Miami, FL are here for you with expert advice and resources. Please contact our firm to request a free case evaluation. As advocates for workplace equality for all, our lawyers will work tirelessly on your behalf!
Fighting for Protection Under the Florida Civil Rights Act
Sadly, the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) does not yet include legislation specific to employment discrimination based solely on sexual orientation or gender identity. However, the Sunshine State has been more aggressive than many others when it comes to establishing local non-discrimination laws, with public support encouraging more inclusive legislation. Many local government agencies and businesses have adopted their own non-discrimination protections for their employees, but much work lies ahead within this field. Reasons to talk to a workplace discrimination lawyer include these scenarios:
- An employer refusing to hire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity
- Employer demoting or firing someone due to their sexual orientation or gender identity
- Employer denying someone a promotion, equal wages, health insurance, or benefits due to their sexual orientation or gender identity
- Employer creating a hostile work environment tolerant of harassment and derogatory remarks
Increased Complaints to Florida Commission on Human Relations
There are countless media reports and public lawsuits detailing instances of sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination against Florida workers. Two of the groups receiving the highest workplace harassment and discrimination levels include transgender people and same-sex married couples. Same-sex married couples often report lower wages and fewer benefits and promotions than different-sex married couples with the same jobs, while many transgender people report being denied promotions or being fired without just cause. When Florida adds sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination to its legislation, the number of complaints filed with the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) is sure to increase. Likewise, one can also expect to see an increase in the number of claims made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the coming years.
FairLaw Firm’s Workplace Discrimination Lawyers Are Here to Help
Founded in 2004, FairLaw Firm represents Miami-area workers seeking compensation for workplace discrimination of all forms. Whether you need assistance with general litigation matters, wrongful termination, or drafting severance agreements, our employment attorneys have handled it all. No matter the scope of your case, we will always communicate with you in terms you can understand. While results are never guaranteed, you can rest assured we will fight aggressively on your behalf to achieve the best outcome for your case or claim. Check out our testimonials from former clients.
Request a Free Case Evaluation from Discrimination Attorneys
If you have encountered workplace discrimination due to your sexual orientation or gender identity, FairLaw Firm would be happy to help. All inquiries to our law firm are kept confidential. We offer legal services in English and Spanish, with free initial consultations either in-person or over the phone. Our discrimination attorneys in Miami, FL take on many of our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge anything unless you receive compensation. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We are dedicated to ensuring workplace equality for all.