Florida Disability Discrimination Lawyer
Representing Employees Who Have Been Discriminated Against Due to a Physical or Mental Impairment
No one should ever have to suffer discrimination in the workplace due to a physical or mental impairment. Unfortunately, disability discrimination is an all too common issue that employees must face on a daily basis. If you believe that you’ve been discriminated against due to your disability, Yormak Employment & Disability Law is here to help protect your rights.
Benjamin Yormak is one of the few board-certified employment law experts in Florida. He and his team have extensive experience helping employees who have been discriminated against due to a disability. Whether you’re facing discrimination at work for having a physical impairment, mental illness, learning disability, or any other type of disability, contact us for a confidential consultation regarding your situation.
Our team is committed to helping you fight back and protecting your workplace rights. We understand that disability discrimination can be a difficult issue to deal with, but we’re here to provide you with the knowledgeable and experienced representation you deserve.
Examples of Disability Discrimination in the Workplace
There are many different types of disability discrimination that can occur in the workplace. Some examples include:
- Refusing to hire or promote an individual because of their disability.
- Providing unequal pay or benefits to employees with disabilities compared to their non-disabled counterparts.
- Subjecting an employee with a disability to harassment or ridicule because of their disability.
- Denying an employee with a disability a reasonable accommodation that would allow them to perform the essential functions of their job.
- Terminating an employee because of their disability.
- Segregating or isolating an employee with a disability from their colleagues.
- Failing to provide accessible facilities or equipment for employees with disabilities.
- Discriminating against an employee with a disability during the job application process, such as by refusing to consider their application or asking inappropriate questions about their disability.
It is important to note that disability discrimination can take many forms, and not all instances of disability discrimination will be obvious or overt. If you believe that you have been the victim of disability discrimination in the workplace, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced employment lawyer.
Federal and State Laws that Protect Employees with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. The ADA also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for an employee’s disability, unless it would cause an undue hardship on the employer. Additionally, employers are prohibited from asking questions about a job applicant’s disability during the hiring process and must make reasonable efforts to provide a work environment that is free from disability-based discrimination. Under the ADA, employers are required to make sure that individuals with disabilities are able to enjoy equal opportunities available in the workplace. The ADA applies to both private employers and government entities alike.
The Flordia Civil Rights Act of 1992
The Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 (FCRA) is a state law that provides further protection to individuals with disabilities in the workplace. The FCRA prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or job applicants due to physical or mental impairments, including learning disabilities. It also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabilities unless it would impose an undue hardship. The FCRA applies to employers with 15 or more employees and contains provisions that are similar to the ADA. However, there are some differences between the two laws. For instance, the FCRA provides additional protection for victims of disability discrimination in terms of damages and attorney’s fees. This means that individuals who have been discriminated against due to a disability in Florida may be entitled to greater compensation if they file a lawsuit.
What to do if you feel you’re being discriminated against because of a disability?
If you feel that you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace due to a disability, it’s important to take action. You should document any instances of unfair treatment and try to gather evidence such as emails or witnesses who can testify on your behalf. Additionally, contact an experienced Florida disability discrimination lawyer who can help you protect your rights and fight for compensation.
What remedies are available for the victims of workplace discrimination?
Remedies available for victims of disability discrimination in the workplace include:
- Back pay and reinstatement – Victims may be entitled to compensation for any wages they would have received had they not been discriminated against, as well as their job back if applicable.
- Front pay – Victims may also be awarded front pay, which is compensation paid in lieu of reinstatement.
- Damages – Victims may be awarded compensatory damages, such as emotional distress and pain and suffering, and punitive damages to punish the employer for its discriminatory conduct.
- Attorney’s fees – Victims may also be entitled to recover attorney’s fees if they successfully prove their claim.
- Injunctive relief – Victims may be eligible for injunctive relief, which can include an order from the court prohibiting the employer from engaging in further discriminatory conduct.
If you believe that you are a victim of disability discrimination in Florida, contact Yormak Employment & Disability Law for a confidential consultation
How can an employment attorney help you if you’ve been the victim of disability discrimination in the workplace?
If you’ve been the victim of disability discrimination in the workplace, an experienced employment lawyer can help you protect your rights and obtain justice. An employment lawyer can:
- Provide legal advice and guidance on your rights under the ADA, the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, and other applicable disability discrimination laws.
- Analyze all relevant evidence to build a strong case in your favor.
- Represent you in settlement negotiations with the employer or at trial if needed.
- File complaints with relevant government agencies, such as the EEOC or Florida Commission on Human Relations.
- Ensure that all deadlines and other legal requirements are met.
- Help you obtain damages, including back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees.
- Pursue injunctive relief to prevent any further discriminatory conduct against you or other employees.
- Guide you through the entire legal process, from the filing of your complaint to the resolution of your case.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you’ve been the victim of disability discrimination in Florida, contact Yormak Employment & Disability Law for a confidential consultation. Founding attorney Benjamin Yormak is one of the few board-certified employment law experts in Florida and has extensive experience helping victims of workplace discrimination protect their rights. Call us or fill out our contact form to get started. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you obtain justice.