Florida residents have the right to work where they want without being discriminated against. Unfortunately, discrimination in the workplace still happens. It is important to keep an eye out for the actions and activities that can count as discrimination.
Many people in Florida and elsewhere live in a racially contentious environment. We should be past such issues, but we are unfortunately not there yet. Being targeted by negative racial comments and actions can be threatening in any setting, including the workplace. Fortunately, employment laws protect you and others from racial discrimination.
Whether you adhere to a strict set of religious beliefs, if you consider yourself spiritual but not religious or if you do not believe in any higher power, your beliefs are important to you. It can feel like an emotional and intellectual attack if other people infringe on your beliefs. Some Florida residents experience significant emotional trauma or financial hardship if their religious beliefs are discriminated against at work or while applying for jobs.
While recent college graduates sometimes struggle to find gainful employment in Florida and across the United States, they are not the only ones experiencing this hardship. In fact, the state and nation’s older workers are increasingly feeling as if their age is a barrier to finding employment, and research shows that they are unfortunately correct in their convictions. At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.C., we know that there are laws in place preventing employers from discriminating against you due to your being 40 or older, and we have helped many Florida victims of age discrimination seek appropriate recourse.
Most people who live and work in Florida may know that there are laws in place designed to protect employees and job seekers against discrimination or harassment in the workplace. It may even be easy to take these laws for granted. However, not every person is able to rely on these laws to shield them from unfair treatment and discrimination today.
You deserve a discrimination-free workplace. At Kaylor, Kaylor and Leto, P.A., it is our job to do everything we can to make that happen. Even if you think it is too late to get justice, you may want discover your options under Florida law. This illegal workplace action could occur at any time, so make sure you know your rights.
There are two levels of discrimination laws. The first is at the federal level and the second is at the state level. When looking at employment discrimination, the federal and state laws tend to be fairly similar. However, some states have made changes in their laws to expand them over the federal requirements. Understanding Florida's employment discrimination laws can help you when looking for a job or employing others.
If you are the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace in Florida, you may be one of the many who have not shared it with anyone. There are many reasons why people who experience sexual harassment do not report it, and this continues to be an issue around the country.
Many forms of discrimination involve unfairly punishing someone due to the person's gender, race, nationality or sexual orientation. However, the increasing use of genetic information reveals another way that employers discriminate against current or prospective workers. It is important that Florida residents understand that their genetic information should never be used against them in hiring, firing or promotional decisions.
With the job market heating up in Florida over the past few years, you may have considered applying for some new opportunities. Perhaps you even acted on the impulse.