Women who have been injured physically, professionally, and emotionally deserve to have justice, and their voices heard. By working with a lawyer who specializes in helping women, such as the ones you’ll find at Fasig | Brooks, you are sure that you will be respected and supported throughout the process of filing your claim. We have years of experience going up against major corporations and insurance companies, and we are ready to represent you in Tallahassee.
Although no federal law exists yet that explicitly forbids private companies from discriminating based on sexual orientation, the U.S. Supreme Court holds that Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination in the workplace protects employees who do not fit within traditional sex stereotypes. This is the basis for many lower courts concluding that LGBTQ discrimination is illegal under federal law. Furthermore, workplace bias against LGBTQ employees who are working for the government is illegal under a presidential order.
Discrimination is demeaning and has emotional consequences as well as professional ones. The Tallahassee Women lawyers at Fasig | Brooks are compassionate and sympathetic to your situation. Call now at (850) 777-7777 to set up your free consultation with a women’s personal injury attorney to discuss the specific events that occurred when you were being discriminated against and to learn what your rights are.
Sexual battery, which is often called sexual assault or rape, is illegal in the state of Florida and can be prosecuted as a felony. Rape accusations are taken very seriously, and the opposing party’s attorneys will fight tooth and nail to challenge your claims. They will argue that the accusation is unfounded and lacks merit because their client is facing a lifetime of legal consequences, but we fight harder because we know our clients are facing a much worse emotional and social consequence as victims of such a heinous crime. You do not have to carry the burden of proving that your claims are valid. Call Fasig | Brooks instead in Tallahassee at (850) 777-7777 now to speak to a women’s personal injury attorney about how you can get justice.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Under Florida personal injury law, a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace can recover damages from their employer. Your employer is responsible for maintaining a safe workplace. While the individual who committed the harassment is the one directly responsible for your injuries, it is up to your employer to attempt or successfully stop the harassment.
Established in 1978, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or any medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. The scope of the bill encompasses all aspects of employment, including:
- Fringe benefits (maternity leave, health insurance)
- Job description
The Act also prohibits employers from forcing women to do certain jobs just because they are pregnant or of childbearing age. Furthermore, you are protected from workplace retaliation, including being fired if you file a complaint against your employer when you believe that they have violated the PDA.
However, the PDA only covers places of employment with 15 or more employees. If the company you work for has fewer than 15 employees, then there may be a state or local agency that can assist you. Fasig | Brooks in Tallahassee is here to answer your questions during your risk-free consultation and provide you with legal advice. Call (850) 777-7777 now to talk to a women’s claims attorney.
You are also protected from losing your job because you’re pregnant or taking maternity leave. Under the law, your employer must hold your job open for the exact amount of time that a position would be held open for an employee who took sick or disability leave.
Frequently Asked Questions
While we strive to give you helpful information, the best way to get the legal advice you need is to contact a women’s claims attorney at Fasig | Brooks to schedule your free case evaluation. We do not charge you a penny unless we win damages for you, so your consultation with us is completely free. Call now in Tallahassee at (850) 777-7777.
Do I have to tell my potential or current employer that I am pregnant? Can they ask me about it during an interview?
The federal law doesn’t prohibit employers from asking if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, but because these types of questions are usually used to discriminate against women, it’s best that they don’t.
You have the right to not respond to questions about pregnancy and abortion. If you’ve been part of an interview process where the hiring manager persisted in asking you about your family plans, then you have the right to remind them that they cannot discriminate against you on these terms. Additionally, employers who ask you if you’ve ever had an abortion or are considering one, then you have the right to not disclose this information to your employer. Rather, call in Tallahassee so we can listen to your circumstances and provide you with legal solutions.
What types of damages can I seek under Florida personal injury law?
The two most common types of damages that victims of personal injury seek are economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages compensate you for financial losses stemming from your personal injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages, future lost earnings, and other monetary losses. Noneconomic damages compensate you for your pain and suffering. If you have suffered emotional distress as a result of being discriminated against, assaulted, or hurt in another way, then contact Fasig | Brooks in Tallahassee so we can get started on your case. We will identify who the liable is and then make them pay consequences for what they did to you. As our client, you will receive constant support and communication on your case. We understand that you may be feeling a lot of anxiety and anger after what you’ve endured, and we are ready to get justice for you.