9% of Employment Discrimination Lawsuits are Filed in Florida
Florida is a hotbed of different types of discrimination lawsuits. Under both state and federal law, it is illegal to discriminate against employees on the basis of race, creed, religion, sex, age, and disability. According to an article published by JD Supra, Florida is over-represented when it comes to different types of discrimination lawsuits. We have more discrimination lawsuits filed against employers than average. Over 9% of discrimination lawsuits across the country are filed in Florida. The state of Florida accounts for around 6% of the U.S. population.
Workers who believe that their rights have been violated by prospective or current employers can file lawsuits against the company that they work for under various theories of recovery. Some of these lawsuits are filed by the federal government and the EEOC. You can also file a lawsuit with the help of an attorney. In this article, the Tampa, FL employment lawyers at Florin Gray will discuss employment discrimination lawsuits and how they work.
Common employment lawsuits filed in the state of Florida
Federal and state laws offer protections against discrimination in the workplace. Employees must not discriminate against employees when hiring, firing, or promoting. Below is a list of the types of employment lawsuits that are filed in Florida. These include:
- Title VII protections – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from engaging in various types of discrimination. This includes discrimination against an employee on the basis of race, color, sex, and nation of origin. Further provisions under Title VII do not include disability discrimination and age discrimination, however, other federal laws do. Employers also must not discriminate against an individual who is pregnant. Title VII claims were the most prominent type of claim filed against Florida employers.
- Hostile work environments – Hostile work environment claims involve allegations that a workplace is hostile to some of its employees. Most of these types of lawsuits include gender and race discrimination. HWE doctrine recognizes that certain workplaces can be so hostile toward protected employees that it amounts to a type of discrimination. A recent lawsuit filed by a Haitian alleges that he was relentlessly the butt of rude jokes and given the worst assignments due to his national origin. In a hostile work environment lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that their employer created an environment that was so hostile to them, that it made doing their job impossible or difficult.
- Retaliation lawsuits – Retaliation lawsuits are filed against employers who retaliate against employees who assert their rights in the workplace. As an example, an employee may complain about the conduct of a supervisor who made a discriminatory joke. Instead of handling the matter with the supervisor, the employer punishes the worker for making the complaint.
Talk to a Tampa, FL Employment Discrimination Attorney Today
Florin Gray represents the interests of Tampa, FL residents filing employment discrimination lawsuits against their employers. Call our office today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about how we can help you recover damages related to your discrimination claim.