Nationwide, including in Florida, it is against the law to treat one employee differently or less favorably than another based on a range of aspects. These include a worker's immigration status, national origin, descent, color or race. Federal and state laws prohibit such practices, and workers can take action against employers who allow race discrimination in their businesses.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 43 was the median age for computer programmers in 2015. These are nationwide statistics that include Florida. In contrast, it has been said that, in 2013, the median age of Google employees was 29. This information relates to an employment discrimination lawsuit that was filed against Google last year, alleging age discrimination.
Many Baby Boomers in Florida are reaching a time in their careers at which their age may be seen as a disadvantage. Those who are now in their 50s and 60s likely went through college with a heightened awareness of their rights and may not be inclined to put up with age discrimination in their places of work. Fortunately, help is available from the attorneys at The Amlong Firm in Fort Lauderdale, who are aggressive advocates for those facing workplace discrimination.
A nonprofit research group in another state reported a growing number of lawsuits in which family responsibility discrimination is alleged. The group expects an ongoing increase in such workplace discrimination cases as the percentages of aging parents needing care and the responsibilities of caring for physically challenged family members increase. There is also a marked increase in the number of men who assume the roles of primary caregivers across the country, including in Florida.
Employers in Florida and other states must ensure that all employees are treated equally, regardless of race, age, sex, national origin or disabilities. Unfortunately, employment discrimination is prevalent in many workplaces, often leading to lawsuits. Alleged ongoing harassment and discrimination by management and other workers resulted in a woman filing a federal lawsuit in another state.
Discrimination of any kind in a Florida workplace is unacceptable. Employees spend the biggest part of every day at work. Having to endure disparate treatment and insensitive remarks about race, religion, national origin or color will naturally make working unbearable. A woman in another state filed a federal lawsuit against her former employers recently, alleging racial discrimination and unequal treatment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against any person with disabilities in transportation, communications, public accommodation, government activities and employment. Any Florida resident who suffers workplace discrimination because of physical challenges retains the right to hold such an employer accountable. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) strives to protect employees from discrimination of any form.
According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the lives of many young pregnant women are made tough in their workplaces in Florida and other states. In environments in which employment discrimination is prevalent, young mothers-to-be often suffer stress, anxiety and depression. This does not only harm the health of the mothers but also their unborn babies.
Employees in Florida and across the country who have physical restrictions are protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Victims of such workplace discrimination may seek the support of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC will endeavor to negotiate voluntary compliance, failing which, legal action will be taken.
A woman in another state recently filed a lawsuit against her former employers, alleging that her refusal to change her religious beliefs led to her termination. Workers in Florida and across the country have certain rights that may not be violated. Victims of workplace discrimination, harassment or any other kind of employment abuse may be entitled to take legal action. A bottled water company will now have to answer to the woman's claims of religion discrimination.