ORLANDO EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION LAWYER
TAKE ACTION TO FIGHT WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION IN FLORIDA
At the Fisher Legal Group, we are committed to fighting for the rights of workers who have been subjected to discrimination at the hands of their employers. If you have been treated unfairly based on your race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, familial status, disability, veteran status or even your genetic information, you may have grounds to sue your employer. State and federal legislation over the years has imposed powerful restrictions against discrimination in the workplace, but the existence of anti-discrimination laws does not guarantee that discrimination will not occur.
To benefit from these laws, you have to understand your rights and know to use them. That is where our Orlando employment law attorneys come in. We can review your case to help you understand your legal options and your rights, and will not hesitate to take action to hold your employer accountable.
LAWS AGAINST EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION IN ORLANDO
Under the terms of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, workers who are age 40 or older cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their age. If you believe that you have been passed over for a promotion, denied employment or otherwise discriminated against for being older than your colleagues, you may have a claim under the ADEA.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 both contain provisions that prohibit discrimination against a worker based on his or her sex. These laws serve to correct wrongs such as women being paid less than men who hold similar positions, as well as women being denied employment in favor of male applicants.
For years, members of minority groups were frequently subjected to discrimination on the basis of their race, a fact that served to solidify economic disparities along racial lines in Orlando and throughout the United States. Now, state and federal laws exist to prohibit racial discrimination in decisions concerning hiring, promotion, wages and firing.
Employers in Orlando will sometimes make unfair decisions concerning employees or job applicants with physical or mental impairments, and this can make it difficult for a disabled individual to find a job and enjoy a livelihood. To address this issue, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was enacted to prohibit employment discrimination against workers with certain types of impairing conditions.
DO I NEED AN ORLANDO EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEY?
You are not legally required to hire a lawyer to represent you in an employment law dispute involving discrimination. You can, in fact file your own claim with the Florida Commission on Human Relations or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If you are determined to get the best possible outcome for your case and to do so with a minimum of delay, however, it is in your best interests to retain legal representation.
We have extensive experience handling cases such as yours and we know how to get results in working with the legal system. Our team can gather evidence, interview witnesses, take deposition, research the applicable statutes, regulations and case law, and fight to achieve the outcome you deserve. Learn more about how we can help and get started on a plan of action now by contacting us for a free case evaluation.
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