Caregiver Discrimination

While the ability to take care of another person brings out some of the best qualities in us, it can bring out some of the worst qualities in our employers. If an employer thinks that an employee won't be spending as much time in the salt mines as they would like, they may punish the employee by cutting their hours, not promoting them or wrongfully terminating them.

At The Amlong Firm in Fort Lauderdale, we understand family responsibility discrimination (also known as caregiver discrimination). We also consult experts who understand it. Our lawyers have a successful track record of verdicts and settlements in all types of employment law cases, including the emerging area of family responsibility, or caregiver, discrimination.

Family Responsibility Discrimination Is A Major Issue

Family responsibility discrimination is a growing area of law. Senior associate Jennifer Daley has made this into a virtual "cottage industry" practice in our area.

While most types of discrimination are based on a protected category such as sex or race, family responsibility or caregiver discrimination is not based on a single area of law. Instead, it pulls a number of legal areas together such as gender discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Florida Civil Rights Act also protects people from discrimination such as failure to promote or wrongful termination based on marital status.

Lawyers Who Are Known For Taking On Cutting-Edge Cases

At The Amlong Firm in Fort Lauderdale, we are as diverse as the clients we represent.

Bill Amlong is a former investigative reporter who covered national politics before becoming an attorney. In a landmark employment law case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1998, Mr. Amlong successfully argued that sexual harassment in the workplace is nothing other than discrimination.

Karen Coolman Amlong obtained the first million-dollar judgment in a Florida sexual harassment case. Ms. Amlong was the first woman (at age 27) elected to the Florida state legislature from Broward County, and is one of the founders of the Florida chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW) as well as being a former national board member of the organization.

Senior associate attorney Jennifer Daley, who focuses on caregiver and family responsibility discrimination as well as wage-and-hour cases, grew up in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is one of six children of a fishing family, all of whom were recruited to attend college in the United States. While in law school, Ms. Daley clerked for the chief judge on the First District Court of Appeal of Florida.

Rani Nair Bolen, who is of counsel with the firm, is the daughter of two Indian-immigrant biochemists. She worked as an accountant for Marriott International before attending George Mason University School of Law.

Above all, we are trial lawyers. The other side knows we are willing to try cases, so we obtain settlements that are generally better than those obtained by lawyers with a reputation for being afraid to go to court.

Talk To A Lawyer About Your Discrimination Claim

For a consultation with a caregiver and family responsibility discrimination attorney at The Amlong Firm, call 954-519-2235 or fill out our simple contact form. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we serve clients throughout South Florida.