Miami Florida Discrimination Lawyers and Law Firm
Be Sure Your Legal Counsel Is Experienced In These Cases
The Miami, Florida discrimination lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales are here to help you if you believe you have suffered discrimination on the job. Discrimination cases are some of the most controversial cases in our legal system. Allegations of employee discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation and religion, as well as issues of retaliation, are highly volatile, and are the subject of a tremendous amount of litigation. Federal legislation that prohibits discrimination by employers includes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Title VII.
Due to the tremendous volume of employment lawsuits, many lawsuits alleging employee discrimination and sexual harassment in state and federal courts are dismissed at a summary judgment level. It is precisely because of the precarious nature of employment law litigation that both employers and employees should retain an experienced employment law attorney to protect their legal rights. Having a discrimination lawyer who can gather evidence, present the strongest possible case, and fight your case inside or outside of court is incredibly important.
At the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, P.A., in Miami, Florida we represent employees in discrimination lawsuits on a contingency basis. There are no upfront costs, and we only collect attorney fees if we help you recover a financial settlement or judgment. Call our office at 786-446-7288 or email us today.
Types of Discrimination Lawsuits in Miami, Florida We Handle
Title VII, ADA, Sexual Harassment And ADEA
Our office has significant prelitigation and trial experience in employment discrimination cases, including:
- Race and color discrimination (Title VII)
- Gender discrimination and sexual harassment law (Title VII)
- Disability discrimination (ADA)
- Age discrimination (ADEA)
- Retaliation (whistleblower, qui tam, and FMLA retaliation cases)
- Housing discrimination
- Lending discrimination
- Discrimination in places of public accommodations
- Wrongful discharge in violation of state and federal legislation
If you believe you have suffered discrimination in any of these areas, you may want to contact a discrimination lawyer as soon as possible. The discrimination lawyers in Miami, Florida at the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales can review the evidence, gather evidence, speak to witnesses, and fight to help you get the best possible outcome permitted under the law. Reach out to our discrimination law firm in Miami, Florida today.
Employment Discrimination in Miami, Florida
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is against the law to discriminate against someone because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or genetic information. Sex discrimination can include discrimination on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. Many employees might fear speaking out about discrimination because they might be concerned about retaliation on the part of their employers. Fortunately, the law protects workers from retaliation for reporting discrimination. Employment discrimination law applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, firing, and promotion.
If you believe you didn’t receive a job because of discriminatory hiring practices, or if you believe you lost your job because you revealed aspects about your race, religion, national origin, sex or sexual identity, pregnancy, or disability (when the disability didn’t interfere with your performance of the job), you may want to consider reaching out to an employment discrimination lawyer in Miami, Florida at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides some examples of discriminatory hiring process, including wording on job postings that can signal that a company favors younger workers, or workers in a protected class. If an employer uses word-of-mouth methods to hire workers, the employer must also see that its workforce is diverse and that protected individuals are not being excluded from opportunities due to a chosen hiring practice.
Discrimination can also affect the promotion process. If you believe you were passed over for a promotion due to your sex, due to pregnancy, due to disability, or another protected category, you may have the right to seek compensation and justice for your losses. Employment discrimination laws also apply to pay and benefits. If men are paid more for the same work, then this could be considered a discriminatory practice.
Discrimination laws also include “reasonable accommodation” laws. If an employee has a disability, the employer must provide reasonable accommodations to the employee unless doing so would interfere with business or result in significant expenses. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission notes some examples of reasonable accommodations to include ramps for wheelchair users or the use of an interpreter for a blind or deaf employee. Reasonable accommodation laws also apply to the religious beliefs or practices of an employee.
If you believe you suffered employment discrimination in Miami, Florida, you may want to reach out to the employment discrimination lawyers at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales. Our discrimination lawyers can review your case and offer guidance on the next steps. If you have a claim, we can work to help you seek justice for your losses.
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Miami, Florida
Sexual harassment, in order to be considered illegal, must be, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “so frequent or severe that it creates an offensive or hostile or offensive work environment or if it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).” It is important to note that an isolated incident, single request for a date, or teasing, might not be considered sexual harassment. The boundary between sexual harassment and something that could be considered an “isolated incident” is where things get complicated with sexual harassment claims. If you believe you have suffered a loss, either of wages, a job, promotion, or career advancement because of sexual harassment, you may want to reach out to the Miami, Florida discrimination lawyer at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales. Our discrimination attorneys can review your case and offer guidance.
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If you have been the victim of employment discrimination or sexual harassment, call now. State and federal laws require you to take action in a limited amount of time.
Employers should contact our experienced lawyer immediately if a termination, wrongful discharge or other employment action could trigger a potential lawsuit. Call our office at 786-446-7288 to schedule a free phone consultation, or contact us online.
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