EMPLOYMENT LAWYER IN STUART
Title 7: Understanding Discrimination and Wrongful Termination
Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits harassment and discrimination by private, state and federal, and educational employers or institutions with fifteen or more employees, and ensures equal employment opportunity for every American. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) works to ensure employers do not harass, discriminate against, or wrongfully terminate employees on the basis of:
- Gender: Gender discrimination or harassment is forbidden in any aspect of employment, including hiring and firing, pay and promotions, training, job assignments, and fringe benefits.
- Race: The law forbids discrimination against a person based upon their race.
- Religion: The law not only protects those who belong to traditional, organized religions, but also those who hold to certain religious, moral, or ethical beliefs.
- Color: It is unlawful to treat an employee unfavorably because of physical characteristics such as skin color, hair texture, or certain facial features.
- National Origin: The law forbids discrimination against a person based upon citizenship or ancestry
- Maternity Status: A woman who is temporarily unable to perform the duties of her job due to a medical condition caused by pregnancy or childbirth must be treated like any other temporarily disabled employee.
Additionally, there are other federal laws that also apply to protect employees on the basis of:
- Sexual Orientation: Federal government workers are protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation and preference under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.
- Age: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids discrimination only against those who are age 40 or older.
- Disability: The Americans With Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability who are able to perform a job with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Family Medical Leave: The Family and Medical Leave Act provides for qualifying employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a serious health condition without being penalized by their employers,.
Contact a Title 7 Attorney in Stuart, FL
If you believe that your rights have been violated, it is important that you speak to a Stuart lawyer as soon as possible. Our firm has advocated for the rights of clients for over 85 years, and we may be able to help you receive justice. We use our detailed legal knowledge and strong advocacy skills to ensure that our clients receive the best chance for success. If you are being harassed or discriminated against based on a personal characteristic, condition, or belief protected under Title 7 or other federal employment laws, contact an experienced employment law attorney to determine your legal options. Harassment and discrimination are overwhelming and may seem difficult to overcome, but you are not alone. Enlist the powerful support of Crary Buchanan.
Contact a Stuart Title 7 attorney if you are dealing with discrimination or harassment in the workplace.