Tampa Discrimination Attorney
Exposing Discrimination in the Florida Workplace
Employers have the right to hire, promote, and pay employees based on their qualifications for the job at hand. However, they are prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees based on specific, protected characteristics. Everyone has the right to a fair and equal work environment. Those who experience discrimination in the workplace have legal remedies available to recoup their losses.
Have you been the victim of employment discrimination? With a fresh perspective, aggressive approach, and passion for civil justice, Justice for Justice can deliver the skilled representation you need. Led by Tampa employment lawyer Chad Justice, our firm can work to right the wrongs you have experienced. We can help you hold your employer responsible and seek fair compensation, job reinstatement, unpaid wages, and more.
For a free, confidential review of your employment discrimination case, call our law firm at (800) 219-1324 or contact us online. From our offices in Tampa, we fight for workers’ rights across Florida.
State and Federal Workplace Discrimination Laws
The Florida Civil Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit work discrimination. This includes discrimination in recruiting, hiring, promotion, compensation, disciplinary actions, training, and job evaluations. In spite of this, employers across the country continue to willfully or negligently discriminate against employees and job applicants.
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a person due to their:
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
Florida employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on the following additional characteristics:
- Marital Status
- AIDS/HIV status
- Sickle Cell Trait
Discriminatory actions can include the wrongful termination of an employee due to their membership in one of these protected classes. Additionally, employees facing discrimination can be subject to wage issues, harassment, and be barred from promotion and other work opportunities.
Filing a Discrimination Claim in Tampa, FL
Florida is a deferral state. This means victims of workplace discrimination in Tampa can file with a state or local agency approved by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC. This complaint must be filed within 300 days of the discriminatory act.
If, upon investigation, the EEOC does not rule in favor of the claimant, the claimant will be notified of their right to sue. The claimant will have 90 days from receiving this notice to file their suit. The claimant can also request a right to sue letter 180 days after filing the charge.
If you have experienced discrimination at work, it is vital to reach out to an employment discrimination attorney right away. At Justice for Justice, we can help you understand your options and fight for your Florida employment rights.
Get help from a Tampa discrimination lawyer who will put in the work it takes to secure the results you need. Contact Justice for Justice at (800) 219-1324. We are standing by to offer the level of legal representation you deserve.
He made me feel like I was his most important client and went above and beyond spending time on my case.- Austin S.
...[Chad]was very helpful in regard to Cobra law and other avenues to obtain health insurance.- D. Wilson
He really took great care of me and fought for my case.- Botija
Chad worked diligently on my employer claim and got me to a settlement I was happy walking away with.- Former Client
After being denied by over seven different firms I finally got ahold of Chad Justice and he was able to not only take my case but to get a favorable outcome.- Shawn
Class Recovery for 2,300 employees Nation-wide Class Action
Attorney Chad Justice was appointed class counsel on behalf of over 2,300 former employees of a multinational company and obtained a recovery for each class member
Recovery Obtained Sexual harassment; President of company resigned
Attorney Chad Justice represented a female employee who was subjected to sexual harassment by the President of the company. Mr. Justice not only obtained a recovery for his client but also was responsible for the President resigning. - Confidential recovery obtained
$484,000 Total Recovery State-wide Class Action for Home Health Aides
Attorney Chad Justice successfully litigated a state-wide class action where over 100 Home Health Care workers were summarily dismissed without notice and did not receive their last paychecks. Mr. Justice obtained a judgment on behalf of those former employees. $484,000 total recovery; Obtained $194,00.00 Judgment for over 100 home health care employees.