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Florida and federal laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee because of his or her race, sex, national origin, color, age, religion, or disability. An employee may experience discrimination in one or more of the areas of employment to include hiring and firing, compensation, job assignment, job classification, transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall, job advertisements, recruitment, testing, use of company facilities, training and apprenticeship programs, fringe benefits, pay, retirement plans, and disability leave, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Unlawful discrimination may include negative jokes, unsubstantiated negative counselings, reprimands, work suspensions, lack of job promotion(s), unequal pay, verbal abuse, harassment, hostile treatment and discharge of employment. Further, state and federal laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee because of the employee’s association with a person of a different race.

Under some circumstances, federal and Florida law may protect employees who suffered adverse employment actions after objecting to an employer’s unlawful discrimination and harassment of a co-worker. In most instances, it is unlawful for an employer to deny employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular race, religion, national origin, or an individual with a disability.

The Jones Law Firm, P.A., attorneys are known for their dedication, tenacity and success in fighting for the rights of employees. We aggressively pursue justice and maximum compensation for the rights of employees who have experienced unlawful employment discrimination. If you would like to discuss your case with us, please complete the contact form or call 904.434.7553.