Florida Race Discrimination Lawyer
Representing Employees Who’ve Been The Victims of Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
Racial discrimination in the workplace is illegal and unfortunately all too common. If you have been discriminated against because of your race, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced Florida Race Discrimination lawyer on your side. As one of the few board-certified employment law experts in the state, Benjamin Yormak has extensive experience in protecting the rights of employees who have been discriminated against based on their race.
If you’ve been the victim of racial discrimination in the workplace, you have legal rights that must be protected. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, emotional distress, or other damages. Benjamin Yormak can help advise you on your best course of action and represent you in negotiations with your employer.
At Yormak Employment & Disability Law, we understand that dealing with discrimination in the workplace can be an overwhelming experience. That’s why we offer a confidential consultation to discuss your options and help you protect your rights. Contact us today for more information about what we can do for you. We will fight aggressively on your behalf to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve.
What is Racial Discrimination in the Workplace?
Racial discrimination in the workplace is defined as any adverse action taken against an employee based on their race or ethnic origin. This may include unfavorable job assignments, unequal pay, inappropriate jokes or slurs, harassment, or denial of opportunities for promotion. It also includes any form of discrimination that creates a hostile working environment.
Examples of Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
Racial discrimination can take many forms, some of which may not be immediately obvious. Here are some examples of racial discrimination in the workplace:
- Refusing to hire or promote an employee because of their race
- Making derogatory comments about a particular racial group in the workplace
- Setting different standards for employees of different races
- Disciplining an employee based on their race rather than their performance
- Assigning more difficult tasks or duties to one racial group over another
- Making assumptions about an employee’s skills or abilities based on their race
- Using racial slurs in the workplace
- Giving preferential treatment to one racial group over another
- Denying an employee of resources or opportunities based on their race
- Refusing to grant promotions or raises due to an employee’s race
- Allowing jokes or comments that stereotype certain racial groups
- Rejecting job applications based on a person’s race
- Denying an employee the right to overtime pay due to their race
- Making decisions about who should receive special assignments based on race rather than merit
- Making decisions about who should receive bonuses or benefits based on race rather than merit
- Making assumptions about a person’s work ethic or capabilities that are based on their race
- Giving employees of different races different job titles for the same position
- Asking questions about an employee’s national origin for no valid reason
- Making decisions about promotions or job assignments based on an employee’s race rather than their qualifications or experience.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 & The Florida Civil Rights Act
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. This law applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. In Florida, the Florida Civil Rights Act provides additional protections against racial discrimination in employment.
Under both federal and state law, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual on the basis of race in any aspect of employment, including hiring, promotion, discipline, termination, and pay. It is also unlawful for an employer to create a hostile work environment or to retaliate against an individual who has complained about racial discrimination.
Remedies for Racial Discrimination in Florida
If you have been the victim of employment discrimination, you may be entitled to a number of remedies to compensate you for any harm you have suffered. These remedies may include:
- Monetary damages: You may be entitled to damages to compensate you for any harm you suffered as a result of the discrimination. This can include damages for lost wages, benefits, and other financial losses, as well as damages for emotional distress.
- Injunctive relief: You may be able to obtain an injunction requiring your employer to stop the discriminatory practices and to take steps to prevent future discrimination.
- Reinstatement or promotion: In some cases, you may be entitled to be reinstated to your former position or promoted to a position that you were denied because of your race.
- Training and education: Your employer may be required to provide training and education to prevent future discrimination.
- Mediation or alternative dispute resolution: In some cases, you may be able to resolve your claim through mediation or another form of alternative dispute resolution.
How An Racial Discrimination Lawyer Can Help
At Yormak Employment & Disability Law, our team can help you protect your rights in the workplace and seek justice for any discrimination or harassment you have suffered. We are dedicated to providing personalized service and experienced legal representation to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in your case. Our team can help with:
- Reviewing your case: We can review the facts of your case and advise you about your legal options.
- Investigating potential claims: We can help investigate any potential claims you may have, including claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or the Florida Civil Rights Act.
- Identifying potential remedies: We can help identify the types of remedies you may be able to seek, such as damages for lost wages or emotional distress, reinstatement or promotion, injunctive relief, and training and education.
- Building a strong case: We can help gather evidence to support your claim and build a strong case for you.
- Representing you in court: If it is necessary, we can represent you in court and help you seek justice for any wrongs suffered.
- Negotiating a settlement: We can also negotiate a fair and just settlement with your employer on your behalf.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
At Yormak Employment & Disability Law, we understand the difficulties and emotional stress that can come with workplace discrimination. Our team has the knowledge and experience to help protect your rights and seek justice for any harm you have suffered. We are dedicated to providing personalized service and experienced legal representation to ensure a favorable outcome in your case.
If you believe that you have been the victim of racial discrimination in your workplace, contact us today for a confidential consultation.