LGBT Discrimination Attorney
Statutory protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers in Florida received a setback in May of 2011 when the Competitive Workforce Act (HB 361) died in a subcommittee in the Florida legislature. However, LGBTQ+ workers 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, contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boynton Beach, for a free consultation about a potential discrimination claim. Our attorneys can analyze the facts of your situation and advise you of your rights under Florida and federal law. We serve clients on workplace rights claims throughout Florida, and we only represent workers – never employers.
What Workplace Protections Exist For LGBTQ+ Employees In Florida?
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 explicit protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, several Florida cities and counties, including Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Broward County and Orange County, have ordinances providing protection to LGBTQ+ workers. Even if you live outside one of these areas, you may still have protection under another category, such as gender or race, if you experience discrimination in the workplace.
Get A Free Consultation With A Florida LGBT Discrimination Attorney
If you believe that you lost your job or were overlooked for promotion on the basis of unlawful discrimination, contact a knowledgeable employee rights attorney at the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A. We represent clients with claims of discrimination and harassment, as well as retaliation. We never charge for an initial consultation, and we take most cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay legal fees if and when we help you recover money.