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Fairness In The Workplace: Employment Discrimination Claims

Even though Florida is an employment at will state, employment discrimination claims may arise when individuals are treated unfairly based on protected characteristics. Employment laws are in place to foster an equitable workplace, and violations can have serious repercussions.

If you’re facing workplace discrimination or harassment, whether you’re on the employee’s side of the table or the employer’s, it’s critical to have knowledgeable legal support. You can turn to the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., for trusted guidance. Founding attorney Levi Williams in Fort Lauderdale has 30 years of experience navigating the intricacies of employment law.

As a boutique practice, the firm offers personalized attention to clients. Its legal team is responsive, respectful and thorough. They are powerful advocates for employees who have endured discrimination at work. Additionally, they represent employers of all sizes – including international companies doing business in Florida.

Types Of Employment Discrimination Claims

The team at the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., is experienced in handling various types of discrimination claims under landmark laws such as:

  • Title VII: This federal law – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – makes it illegal for employers to discriminate on grounds of protected characteristics such as race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin. It also prohibits harassment and sexual harassment. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act amendment extends further protections to employees and prospective employees during their child-bearing years.
  • Title IX: This federal law – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 – is a comprehensive federal law that has removed many barriers that once prevented people, on the basis of sex, from participating in educational opportunities and careers of their choice.
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA): The ADA protects the rights of employees with disabilities. It entitles them to equal consideration and reasonable accommodations for limitations due to disabilities.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): This law allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave for family or medical reasons without fear of losing their jobs. It ensures that employees don’t have to risk their employment by prioritizing their health and family.

These laws are complex. Attorney Williams is familiar with the nuances that can make or break a claim for employee discrimination compensation. As a strong litigator, he is passionate about advocating for clients in and out of court. He also serves as a third-party neutral facilitators to assist in resolving employment discrimination disputes through arbitration or mediation whenever feasible.

Speak With Experienced Employment Discrimination Attorneys

If you’ve been discriminated against at work, or if you’re an employer facing a workplace discrimination claim, the team at the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., is here to help. Contact the firm online or by phone at 954-900-9138 for a consultation to discuss your rights and options.