Thompson Legal Center, LLC, Tampa’s go-to Sexual Harassment lawyers, want you to have the knowledge you need to fully protect yourself in the workplace. Harassment itself may include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Sexual Harassment is an often-ignored type of discrimination that has recently gained national media coverage. Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination that usually involves harassment or remarks of a sexual nature but can also include offensive remarks about a person’s
Race discrimination is the act of treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because the individual is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race. Color discrimination is the act of treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because of skin color complexion. Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are the same race or color.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race and color among other things. It is unlawful
A Tampa Florida federal court allowed a disabilities discrimination Plaintiff to pursue her claim against her employer. In Doers v. Lincare (Case no. 8:14-CV-3168 M.D. Fla.) an employee informed her supervisor that she had anxiety and that she needed a companion dog when traveling. Soon after the Plaintiff informed her supervisor of her disability, the supervisor began writing up the employee, put the employee on a performance plan and fired the employee. Before learning of the employee’s disabilities, the supervisor had given the employee a positive evaluation. The court found
Tampa Bay disability discrimination attorneys see many cases of workplace discrimination that are not only wrong, but also illegal. In these cases, it is important for victims to know their rights.
It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate based on an employee’s disability, however, not every medical condition is a disability. To have a legally protected disability a person must be qualified for the job, and be disabled in one of three ways:
The person has a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity (walking/talking/seeing/hearing/learning);
The person has a history