Employment discrimination

Employment discrimination

Administrative Proceedings In situations where an employee has alleged that they have been the victim of job discrimination, they must often file a charge with an administrative agency prior to filing a complaint in State or Federal Court.

Damages Both federal and state job discrimination laws generally offer a wide range of relief to remedy a violation. These include injunctive relief, monetary relief, attorney's fees and costs.

Employer Retaliation Retaliating against workers because they have opposed unlawful discriminatory practices by their employer is expressly prohibited by many of the federal and state job discrimination laws.

Equal Pay Act The Equal Pay Act prohibits wage discrimination on the basis of sex. The law is part of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Its reach extends to sex discrimination in pay by employers.

Family Medical Leave Act the Act entitles an eligible employee to take up to 12 work weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period of time for the birth of a child and to care for such child, for the placement of a child for adoption or foster care, to care for a spouse or an immediate family member with a serious health condition or when he or she is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

Illegal Hiring Practices Virtually every job discrimination and fair employment practices law regulates the hiring practices of employers. It is unlawful to predicate employment hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's race, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Pregnancy Discrimination Pregnancy discrimination is unlawful under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Discrimination based upon pregnancy is also unlawful under the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992.