Even The Odds In Your Fight For Employee Rights
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Workplace Discrimination Attorneys Serving Clients Throughout Florida

As soon as you become aware of discrimination or harassment in the workplace or the hiring process, it is important for you to document everything and track what has happened. If your company has a human resources department, you should report this behavior and ask them to intervene on your behalf. If that fails, or if you worry that speaking up will result in retaliation, then it is in your best interest to speak with a lawyer.

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At the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., our experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights regarding discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Based in Boynton Beach, we represent employees throughout Florida.

What Information Will You Need To Document?

In order to have a successful discrimination claim, you need to provide enough evidence for a reasonable person to conclude that discrimination occurred and that the discrimination was the cause of you being fired, not being promoted or not getting hired in the first place.

This is why it is so important to have all of the particular information documented. This includes:

  • Writing down everything that happened in as much detail as possible
  • Writing down everything that was said as close to verbatim as you can
  • Detailing when, where and how often it happened
  • If there were witnesses to the discrimination, write down their names and ask them if they would be willing to testify on your behalf

One of the best types of evidence gathering is the creation of “contemporaneous notes.” This essentially means that after any incident of discrimination, you should write down detailed notes as soon as possible, listing the facts, events and conversations as accurately as you can remember them. You should keep these notes in a secure location (such as a notebook that stays with you) so that your employer cannot access them. If you were to keep these on a work computer, for instance, you might lose access to them if your employer decides to terminate your employment in retaliation for reporting discrimination.

Contact Our Experienced Florida Employment Lawyers

For a free consultation and experienced legal counsel regarding employment law or discrimination, call the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., at 561-560-5597 or contact us online. We handle most cases on a contingency basis, so you owe no attorney fees unless we successfully resolve your case.