Many believe that we live in an environment of equality, but sadly, establishment discrimination is very common, leaving many at a disadvantage due to personal traits and characteristics that are beyond their control, such as race, skin color, national origin, religion, sex, or even due to health conditions, medical issues or physical disabilities. Discrimination can happen during the hiring process, during the course of your employment, when determining your hourly wage or benefits package, or even when making the decision as to whether to grant your request for family medical leave. Some also face unlawful and wrongful termination as a result of their race, national origin or skin color.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of workshop discrimination due to your skin color, race or national origin, you have the right to take action! Our Orlando labor attorneys are here to help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve for your losses. We can help you file a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) or you may have a viable lawsuit.
Race, nationality, and color discrimination claims can be very emotional for the victim, who can also suffer financially if their work opportunities or income are impacted by the act of employment discrimination. Our goal is to help you find justice. But you must act soon because the law limits the timeframe for filing a workplace discrimination claim.
We also assist employers who have been wrongfully accused of discrimination.
Contact the experienced labor attorneys with the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A to discuss your case in a confidential, no-cost consultation session. Call 407-422-2188.
The Most Common Workplace Discrimination Questions Addressed By Our Orlando Law Firm
The Orlando lawyers with the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. receive lots of questions from employers and employees alike on the topic of establishment discrimination and harassment. So our legal team has compiled information on a few of the most common inquiries concerning color discrimination, race discrimination, and discrimination on the basis of your national origin.
What is Considered Discrimination at Work?
You may be the victim of workplace race discrimination, national origin discrimination or color discrimination if one of the following actions occurs on the basis of your race, color or national origin:
- you are denied a job;
- you are denied a raise or promotion;
- you are treated unfairly and differently from other employees;
- you are harassed due to their skin color, race or country of origin;
- you are prohibited from speaking another language at work for non-business dealings; or
- you are instructed to deal with certain clients/customers (based upon your/their race, national origin or skin color).
In short, if the employee is treated unfairly or if a hostile work environment is created due to harassment or unfair treatment based on one of these traits, then this may constitute a viable discrimination claim.
In cases involving workplace harassment, the harasser may be an employer, a co-worker, a business owner or even a customer or client.
Each case is unique, so it’s best to consult one of our workplace discrimination lawyers to discuss the circumstances surrounding your individual case.
How Do You File a Workplace Discrimination Claim?
Your Orlando lawyer can help you determine the best outlet for filing your nationality, color or race discrimination claim. After you file your claim, the other party will be notified and asked to submit a written response. A discrimination investigation will ensue. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, you may opt to engage in mediation or the involved agency may oversee the resolution of the matter, including a settlement of some sort.
In some cases, the EEOC may issue a “right to sue” document, informing you that you can proceed with a discrimination lawsuit in federal court. The matter cannot be pursued in federal court before the EEOC issues a “right to sue” document. This is referred to as “exhaustion of administrative remedy.”
If you opt to file a workplace intolerance claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), you have one year (365 days) from the last incident of discrimination or harassment to submit your claim.
If you choose to file a nationality, color or race discrimination claim with the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), you have a total of 300 days from the most recent incident of discrimination to file your claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit?
You have 90 days from the date that the “right to sue” document is issued by the EEOC to file a workplace discrimination lawsuit.
If you opt to file a discrimination lawsuit based on a state discrimination claim with the FCHR, the suit must be filed within four years of the alleged discriminatory action or one year from the date when the FCHR issues a “probable cause” determination.
Our Orlando Discrimination Attorneys Are Ready to Handle Your Claim
Discrimination in the workplace can be devastating both emotionally and financially. But you do have options and that’s precisely where our law firm can assist.
At the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A., we believe in a “clients first” approach as we strive to simplify your legal dealings, while also reducing any stress that you may experience. We understand how distressing discrimination and harassment can be for our clients, so it is our goal to simplify and streamline the legal process so you do not experience further stress and worry.
The law does limit the amount of time you have to file a work discrimination claim, so we recommend contacting our law firm as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Contact the Orlando discrimination lawyers with the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. to get a free, confidential case consultation.
Call our Central Florida attorneys at 407-422-2188.