The laws of the United States and Florida protect workers against discrimination in hiring, promotion, workplace discipline and termination. If you have been the victim of discriminatory practices by your employer, you may be entitled to monetary compensation and a court order to end or reverse the discriminatory treatment. However, proving discrimination can be very difficult, and your employer will have determined legal representation working hard to disprove your allegations. Fortunately, you can rely on the Law Offices of James Jean-Francois, P.A. to hold your employer accountable when you are the victim of workplace discrimination.
For more than 15 years, I have represented workers who have faced unlawful discrimination in the workplace. In the cases I’ve handled, my clients have been denied their rights under the following laws:
Although the laws are clear, you also need substantial facts to prove discrimination by a preponderance of the evidence. An experienced attorney can help you assemble that evidence to construct a compelling case in your favor. You can file a complaint on your own with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but without professional legal guidance, your complaint may not get the attention it deserves. You might also face retaliation for filing a discrimination complaint, internally with your company or with the EEOC. Although retaliation is illegal, employers sometimes resort to such tactics to discourage workers from seeking to enforce their rights. Unless you have a strong attorney on your side, your situation can become worse very quickly.
Both federal and state laws allow you to sue an employer for discrimination. If your lawsuit is successful, the court can order various remedies, which include:
Discrimination cases are not easy to prove. Generally, you must be able to demonstrate a pattern of behavior that reveals a discriminatory intent or a disparate impact on members of a protected class. I will thoroughly investigate your circumstances and the company’s employment practices to assert your rights and deliver the justice you deserve.
The Law Offices of James Jean-Francois, P.A. provides personalized and professional employment law representation for workers who face discrimination at work throughout the Hollywood area. To schedule a free consultation, call me at 954-780-8505 or contact my office online. My Hollywood office is conveniently located at 6100 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 211, between Florida’s Turnpike and South State Road 7.