LGBT Discrimination Attorney
Statutory protection for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transsexual workers in Florida received a setback in May of 2011 when the Competitive Workforce Act (HB 361) died in subcommittee in the Florida legislature. However, LGBTQ+ workers may still have protection under city and county ordinances or under other categories of Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Florida Civil Rights Act.
If you have been unfairly terminated, demoted, harassed or disciplined at work, discrimination lawyer William Julien can analyze the facts of your situation and advise you of your rights under Florida and federal laws. For a free consultation about a potential discrimination claim, contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boynton Beach. We serve clients on workplace rights claims all over Florida, especially in the communities between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
What Protection Exists For LGBTQ+ Workers In The Workplace?
Federal law protects workers from discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, gender, age, pregnancy, religion, disability and national origin. While federal law currently does not extend protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual workers, you may still have protection under another category, such as gender or race, if you experience discrimination in the workplace.
However, several Florida cities and counties, including Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Broward County and Orange County, have ordinances providing protection to LGBTQ+ workers.
If you believe that you lost your job or were overlooked for promotion on the basis of unlawful discrimination, contact a knowledgeable South Florida employees’ rights attorney at the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boynton Beach. We represent clients with claims of discrimination and harassment, as well as retaliation.
Contact a Florida LGBT Discrimination Attorney
We never charge for a consultation, and we invite you to call us to discuss your situation at work. To learn more about your legal options, call our LGBTQ+ discrimination lawyer William M. Julien at 561-560-5597 (888-993-4611 toll-free) or send us an email.