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Settlement reached over workplace discrimination lawsuit

Discriminating against a worker because of his or her gender is unacceptable. This is true regardless of the type of work a person does or is applying for. Women often experience workplace discrimination because of their gender as employers often assume they cannot do certain tasks. Recently, a Florida woman filed a lawsuit against a construction company for gender discrimination, and she was successful in her legal claim.

The company based in Davie, has agreed to pay $38,000 to a woman who applied to be a heavy machine operator. Despite having decades of experience in this specific type of job, the company did not hire her, and she claimed it was because she is a woman. She originally responded to an online job posting, but never heard anything from the company.

She was told by a man who was also looking for work that he was hired on the spot when he went to a job site to apply. She did the same thing, but was told the company was not hiring. A few days after her attempt at applying directly for the job, one of the company's supervisors told her they do not employ women. After speaking with the company's owner and proving that she was capable of doing the task, she still was not hired.

It is appropriate to take legal action over workplace discrimination. In this case, the woman filed a lawsuit against a company, and she was able to secure an appropriate settlement because of what she experienced. If a Florida employee or potential employee believes he or she is a victim of illegal or inappropriate treatment in the workplace, it may help to seek an assessment of the case to see what legal options are available.

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