At Printy & Printy, P.A. we understand what it’s like to face discrimination at the workplace. Over the past two decades, we have helped countless clients who have faced discrimination of one form or another. If you have been discriminated against at work, an experienced attorney may be able to help. Please do not hesitate to call or email our office with your questions. You may not even need to hire an attorney.
If you have been discriminated at work on the basis of age, race, sex, pregnancy, religion or national origin you may be able to sue your employer for compensation owed due to the discrimination. Whether you can recover damages and in what amount depends on many factors including your wage history, the size of your employer, the nature of your work and the nature of the discrimination. Each case is distinct and requires it’s own evaluation.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Title VII also prohibits sexual harassment and retaliation for reporting or challenging discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
The state of Florida established its own protections against employment discrimination that provide additional means for employees to bring suit against their employer. Chapter 760, Florida Statutes prevents discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status. Florida law also prevents retaliation against an individual for filing a complaint alleging employment discrimination. The Florida Commission on Human Relations processes and evaluates claims of discrimination.
If you feel you have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, please do not hesitate to call our offices in Tampa or Tallahassee. When you call, an attorney will be happy to discuss your claim and determine your best options.