Old prejudices die hard, and they are alive and well in many workplaces despite anti-discrimination legislation in place for nearly half a century.
Have you experienced adverse effects of employment discrimination or workplace harassment? The legal team at Marie A. Mattox, P.A., will invoke those legal protections in pursuit of justice for you. Our Tallahassee employment law attorneys have successfully sued employers in state and federal courts of Florida and Georgia for committing or condoning discriminatory treatment of workers.
Contact us today for a case evaluation. We will explain your rights and options, and pursue your monetary compensation or other legal remedy. We represent women and men across North Florida and South Georgia.
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and subsequent federal laws such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), it is illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of: -Gender
-Race or color
-National origin or ethnicity
Employment discrimination takes many forms, including unequal treatment in hiring, layoffs, job duties, promotions, disciplinary actions and termination.
Harassment on the basis of the above categories, including sexual harassment, is also a form of discrimination. You may have a compensable claim if subjected to unwelcomed sexual advances, or if subjected to a hostile work environment based on another protected characteristic, such as race or religion.
Employer retaliation is also actionable, such as a worker who is disciplined after complaining about a racist supervisor or a woman who is terminated after reporting sexual harassment.
Our lawyers can determine if you have grounds to sue for discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination. We will explain your rights and the process of bringing a claim through the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR).
Founding attorney Marie Mattox and her associates will fight for full damages for the economic losses as well as the psychological harm. Ms. Mattox has practiced in discrimination litigation for more than 20 years, with notable settlements, verdicts and rulings in a wide range of cases.
Our civil rights lawyers can also explore your remedies for illegal discrimination in housing, lending or education.
Call us at 850-383-4800 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation.