Award-Winning Fort Lauderdale Caregiver Discrimination Lawyers
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, 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. 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.
Meet the Team That Will Be Representing Your Caregiver Discrimination Case
At The Amlong Firm, we are as diverse as the clients we represent.
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.
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) 953-5490 or fill out our simple contact form. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we serve clients throughout South Florida.