West Palm Beach Workplace Discrimination Attorney
Standing Up for the Rights of All Florida Employees
Workplace discrimination can be a stressful and traumatic experience for those subjected to it. It often leads to employee tension, resentment, loss of concentration, and poor job performance. Enduring discrimination can be such a negative experience for employees that they may lose any desire to work. Careers and families suffer as a result. It can have enduring effects on all aspects of a person’s life.
Fortunately, state and federal laws have been enacted that make many types of discrimination illegal. If you have been subjected to any type of workplace discrimination, you can turn to the Sconzo Law Office, P.A. for help. Our West Palm Beach workplace discrimination attorneys are well-versed in the laws regarding this matter. We have helped many individuals who have experienced discrimination on the job and are passionate about standing up for the legal rights of Florida workers.
- Age Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Gender/Sex Discrimination
- Race & National Origin Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
Understanding Workplace Discrimination
Discrimination can occur at any phase in employment, including during the hiring process or when awaiting an expected promotion or wage or salary increase while employed, or as a wrongful basis for termination. It can also be the cause of adverse actions such as demotion, discharge, or a reduction in wages or hours.
In Florida, employers cannot discriminate during hiring or employment based on:
- National origin
- Marital status
- Sexual Orientation/Gender identity
Protections in Place Regarding Workplace Discrimination
Federal and state laws that govern discrimination include:
- Equal Pay Act of 1963: Protects men and women who perform similar or equal work in the same workplace from sex-based wage discrimination in the payment of wages or benefits.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Protects employees and job applicants from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA): Protects workers 40 years old and up from age-based employment discrimination. The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) amends the ADEA to establish stronger protections.
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Requires all federal agencies to provide “reasonable accommodations” of any known disabilities (unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship).
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA): Protects employees and job applicants in private and public sectors from disability-based discrimination in employment.
- The Civil Rights Act of 1991: The Civil Rights Act of 1991 amends several sections of Title VII to strengthen and improve federal civil rights laws.
- The Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 (FCRA): Secures protections for Floridians on the state level.
These laws protect you in the workplace, and violations of the laws are actionable and may lead to legal remedies such as punitive damages or court orders mandating that the discriminatory behavior ceases. You can receive compensation to cover emotional anguish, suffering, and any lost wages associated with the discrimination.
Committed Workplace Discrimination Defense in West Palm Beach
Sconzo Law Office, P.A. is a family-oriented firm that is highly qualified to handle your case. We will thoroughly investigate your situation and take subsequent legal action on your behalf should it be appropriate. Our West Palm Beach employment attorneys remain involved throughout the entirety of your case. We take workplace discrimination very seriously and will work tirelessly to help you obtain the justice you deserve.