It is against both federal and state law to discriminate against an employee
based on their race, color, religion, sex, natural origin, disability,
or age. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Florida Civil Rights
Act are also known as discrimination laws. Together, these discrimination
laws make discrimination illegal in any aspect of employment—from
hiring to firing. It is even illegal to enact policies or employment practices
if they have a negative impact on a particular group of people.
If you believe that you have been the victim of employment discrimination,
you need a law firm on your side with the experience and resources necessary
to fight discrimination and protect your constitutional rights. At Kelley/Uustal,
our lawyers have successfully represented numerous individuals who have
faced unfair discrimination and other
employment law issues in the workplace.
Types of Employment Discrimination
There are numerous ways an employee or prospective applicant could be discriminated
against. The most common types of employment discrimination include:
Disability discrimination—an example would be administering programs or services that do not
meet the needs of disabled employees.
Sexual harassment or gender discrimination—an example would be making sexual references or unwanted sexual
advances to a female co-worker or sending sexual emails to co-workers.
Age discrimination—an example would be firing an employee because of his/her age.
Race discrimination—an example would be harassing an employee based on the color of
their skin or country of origin. This includes racist remarks or derogatory
Religious discrimination—an example would be harassing an employee for wearing religious
attire or making derogatory statements about an individual’s religion.
Retaliation claims—an example would be firing an employee for filing a safety complaint,
being a whistleblower, or making an employee discrimination claim.
Equal pay and wage discrimination—an example would be paying a male employee a higher salary for doing the
same work as a female employee.
Pregnancy discrimination—an example would be disciplining or terminating an employee because she
Title VII Damages and Employee Discrimination Claims
Victims of employee discrimination may be entitled to certain damages that
include job reinstatement or promotion, wage recovery, job related losses,
financial damages, injunctive relief, and payment of lawyer fees.
If you feel that you have been unfairly terminated, harassed, or discriminated
against in the workplace, you need an experienced legal team on your side.
Before you take any action, it is important to know your legal rights.
You may be advised to carefully document and report misconduct appropriately.
You may also be advised not to resign until legal action can be taken.
It is important to speak to one of our skilled employee rights lawyers
immediately—and before you take any action in your workplace.
Florida’s Employee Rights Law Firm
The Florida employee rights lawyers at Kelley/Uustal have the resources
necessary to succeed in even the most complex employment disputes. If
your employment dispute ends up in court, as many often do, you can rest
assured knowing that you are being represented by
successful trial attorneys, who have the skills and experience needed to win the tough courtroom
battles against even the largest corporations. If you are in need of a
Florida employment attorney,
contact us at Kelley/Uustal or call us at (954) 522-6601. We are here to answer all your questions,
protect your business, and help you pursue justice.