If you or a loved one has suffered discrimination at work due to age, gender, disability, race, or other factors, you may have an employment discrimination claim that Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help file. An employment discrimination attorney can help you collect the compensation you deserve. Call us at (386) 258-7313 today to schedule a case review. We have offices in Palm Beach and Daytona, FL.
What Is Workplace Discrimination?
Unfavorable treatment by an employer towards any worker or applicant based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic factors, or national origin can constitute taking legal action. When a worker is passed over for a promotion or denied employment based upon one of these factors, employment discrimination issues come into play. There are both state and federal laws prohibiting these practices, and affected workers are entitled to compensation. The key is to collect and present compelling evidence that proves wrongdoing on the part of an employer, and hiring an attorney is the surest way to accomplish this.
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Although Florida is an "at will" employment state, an employer cannot legally terminate you for reasons to do with your race, age, gender, pregnancy status, and more. The law protects employees from discrimination, and if you are let go for discriminatory reasons, Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you file suit for wrongful termination.
Types Of Employment Discrimination
The first step in making a claim is to identify the type of discrimination. The most common forms of discrimination relate to:
- Age: Employees 40 years or older are protected by federal law from unfair treatment at work based on age.
- Gender: Workers and applicants deserve equal treatment, regardless of gender. Gender discrimination can take many forms, including paying a lower wage based on sex.
- Race: Employees who are mistreated due to their race may have grounds for a lawsuit. It is unlawful for employers to promote one worker over another based on race, or set salaries for the same position at different rates for workers of different races.
- Disability: The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination toward workers with physical disabilities. Employers are also required to provide ADA access to their facilities.
- Religion: Discrimination on the job for holding certain religious beliefs is unlawful. These beliefs can include what is generally considered traditional religions as well as other belief systems.
- Nationality: Discriminating against an employee who is legally permitted to work in the United States based on his or her country of origin is unlawful.
- Pregnancy: An expecting mother is entitled to the same benefits and considerations as every other worker or applicant.
- Sexual orientation: Employers cannot discriminate based on sexual preferences.
- Genetic information: An employee or applicant's individual DNA makeup can require costly health care to meet special needs. Discrimination based on genetic information is grounds for legal action.
As our client, you can focus on rebuilding your professional life while we work to protect your rights.
Do I Have a Case?
Florida is an "at-will" employment state. This means that an employer can terminate an employee with no warning, and without giving a reason. As a result, proving that an employer has discriminated against you in a way that is unlawful is no simple task. It requires an intimate understanding of the law, and our attorneys are prepared to analyze your case to determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit.
As our client, you can focus on rebuilding your professional life while we work to protect your rights. Rest assured that we will pursue maximum compensation on your behalf in order to help you overcome losses resulting from workplace discrimination.
Call Us Today
Call us at 866-610-0653 or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case. Our attorneys have helped many mistreated clients collect the restitution they deserve, and we are prepared to go to work for you. Let our team uphold your rights and expose wrongdoing on the part of an employer.