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GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Gender DiscriminationAssisting Women In Employment Matters

In Gainesville and North Central Florida the attorneys of Massey & Duffy, PLLC represent clients who have been discriminated based on gender. Our legal team is dedicated to providing knowledgeable legal representation for sexual harassment and discrimination victims. We take the time to fully understand all aspects and locate all factors which contributed to your discrimination claim in order to determine which parties should be held liable.  Rest assured that our employment lawyers will listen carefully and review the unique circumstances of your case.

If you were treated differently than a coworker under the same circumstance or if you were wrongfully terminated you might have a discrimination claim. If you have experienced employment discrimination based on your gender, the employment lawyers at Massey & Duffy will vigorously pursue your claim against your employer. Our sexual harassment attorneys have years of experience dealing with the most difficult workplace discrimination.

Protect Your Legal Rights If You Hav Been Wrongfully Terminated

Gender discrimination at work can take many forms, some of which can be very subtle to the untrained eye. Moreover, the laws in this area are quite complex and include but are not limited to Fla. Stat. Sec. 760 and Title VII.  Sexual harassment lawyers in Florida, such as us, help not only the victims but their families obtain justice. The firm of Massey & Duffy, PLLC, urges all individuals who feel that they have experienced gender discrimination to document any incidents and contact us as soon as possible.

Our Attorneys have Experience Handling All Types of Employment Discrimination

  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Genetic information
  • Pregnancy
  • Disability
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Wrongful Termination

Gainesville, Ocala, & North Florida Gender Discrimination Attorneys

Independently, people often make critical mistakes that can harm their ability to recover for their employer’s wrongful treatment. It is important for individuals to carefully document and report misconduct. Additionally, knowing the consequences of a job resignation is also important. If you feel you are dealing with workplace discrimination, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation so an attorney can inform you about the proper steps to take to protect your rights.

As part of our commitment to our clients, we always provide personalized and caring service. At the law firm of Massey & Duffy, we have a philosophy of respect and integrity coupled with an uncompromising pursuit of justice. These values are demonstrated every day in the way we practice law. Our clients can rest assured that we will represent them aggressively and with the compassion that they deserve. If you have a legal issue, please contact our Gainesville Florida lawyers today.  Our lawyers represent people with all types of employment discrimination matters.

Discrimination, Wrongful Termination and Harassment Statutes

Important statutes that protect women include Florida Statue Section 760, which provides in part as follows:

The general purposes of the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 are to secure for all individuals within the state freedom from discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status and thereby to protect their interest in personal dignity, to make available to the state their full productive capacities, to secure the state against domestic strife and unrest, to preserve the public safety, health, and general welfare, and to promote the interests, rights, and privileges of individuals within the state.

Also important is Title VII, which has similar language and prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. It generally applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments.

Notably, many cities also have anti discrimination laws.  For example, Gainesville has Sec. 8-48 which provides as follows and prohibits discrimination and wrongful termination:

(a) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to:

(1) Fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his/her compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of the individual’s sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity.

(2) Limit, segregate or classify employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his/her status as an employee, because of such individual’s sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity.

(3) Discriminate against any person because of his/her physical or mental disability except in respect to a bona fide occupational qualification.

(b) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employment agency to fail or refuse to refer for employment, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual because of his/her sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity or to classify or refer for employment any individual on the basis of his/her sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity, except where sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity is a bona fide occupational qualification.

(c) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for a labor organization to:

(1) Exclude or expel from its membership or otherwise to discriminate against any individual because of his/her sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity;

(2) Limit, segregate or classify its membership, or applicants for membership, or to classify or fail or refuse to refer for employment, any individual in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities, or would limit such employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his/her status as an employee or as an applicant for employment, because of the individual’s sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity;

(3) Discriminate against any person because of his/her disability except in respect to a bona fide occupational qualification;

(4) Cause or attempt to cause an employer to discriminate against an individual in violation of this section.

(d) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for any employer, labor organization, or joint labor-management committee controlling apprenticeship or other training or retraining, including on-the-job training programs to discriminate against any individual because of his/her sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity in admission to, or employment in, any program established to provide apprenticeship or other training.

(e) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer, labor organization, employment agency, or joint labor-management committee controlling apprenticeship or other training or retraining, including on-the-job training programs, to print or publish or cause to be printed or published any notice or advertisement relating to employment by such an employer or membership in or any classification or referral for employment by such a labor organization, or relating to any classification or referral for employment by such an employment agency, or relating to admission to, or employment in, any program established to provide apprenticeship or other training by such a joint labor-management committee indicating any preference, limitation, specification or discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity, except that such a notice or advertisement may indicate a preference limitation, specification or discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity when sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status or disability is a bona fide occupational qualification for employment.

(f) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate against any of his/her employees or applicants for employment, for an employment agency, or joint labor-management committee controlling apprenticeship or other training or retraining, including on-the-job training programs, to discriminate against any individual, or for a labor organization to discriminate against any member thereof or applicant for membership, because he/she has made a charge, testified, assisted or participated in any matter in an investigation, proceeding or hearing under this article.

(Code 1960, § 10B-9; Ord. No. 3421, § 3, 3-21-88; Ord. No. 970262, § 5, 6-1-98; Ord. No. 980524, § 8, 12-14-98; Ord. No. 030313, § 6, 11-24-03; Ord. No. 051225, § 4, 1-28-08; Ord. No. 090025, § 2, 6-18-09)

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We would be happy to discuss your legal situation should you be looking for a sexual harassment attorney in Gainesville Florida, Ocala Florida, Lake City or nearby. Please call us to assist with your issues.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gender Discrimination

What should I do if I am if I am sexually harassed or discriminated against?

Our legal team at Massey & Duffy is dedicated to providing knowledgeable legal representation for sexual harassment and discrimination victims. We take the time to fully understand all aspects and locate all factors which contributed to your discrimination claim in order to determine which parties should be held liable.  Rest assured that our employment lawyers will listen carefully and review the unique circumstances of your case.

What reason should I go with Massey & Duffy for gender discrimination?

Gender discrimination at work can take many forms, some of which can be very subtle to the untrained eye. Moreover, the laws in this area are quite complex and include but are not limited to Fla. Stat. Sec. 760 and Title VII.  Sexual harassment lawyers in Florida, such as us, help not only the victims but their families obtain justice. The firm of Massey & Duffy, PLLC, urges all individuals who feel that they have experienced gender discrimination to document any incidents and contact us as soon as possible.

What statute protects women in the State of Florida?

Important statutes that protect women include Florida Statue Section 760, which provides in part as follows: The general purposes of the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 are to secure for all individuals within the state freedom from discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status and thereby to protect their interest in personal dignity, to make available to the state their full productive capacities, to secure the state against domestic strife and unrest, to preserve the public safety, health, and general welfare, and to promote the interests, rights, and privileges of individuals within the state.

What is Title VII and why is it important?

Also important is Title VII, which has similar language and prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. It generally applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments.

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