Discrimination in Employment

Our attorneys stand up for workers’ rights against discriminating employers. We will investigate your discrimination case and help you obtain a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC.

An employer, coworker, manager, or executive may not treat a person differently based solely upon a characteristic protected under the law. If an applicant for a position believes that the prospective employer did not offer the job for reasons not allowed by law, they may file a claim for discrimination. While employers reserve the right to select the best people to fill their job openings, they cannot make that decision based solely upon a characteristic protected under the law.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity)
  • National origin
  • Age (40 or older)
  • Disability
  • Genetic information (including family medical history)

When a coworker, manager, or executive mistreats an employee unfairly due to one of these attributes, it is crucial that they be held accountable for their behavior.

Workplace discrimination includes bias in:

  • hiring
  • firing
  • compensation
  • job assignment
  • promotion
  • retaliation
  • hostile work environment
  • harassment

Furthermore, employers and unions are prohibited from paying different wages based on an employee’s sex by the Equal Pay Act. Also, Title VII makes it illegal for employers to make sexual advances or engage in any kind of offensive conduct that creates a hostile work environment. These laws allow the employees to gain recompense for denial of equal rights to employment. To combat these types of discrimination, a claim must be filed through the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Our team of lawyers has extensive experience in documenting employment discrimination and obtaining a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC.

The Muhlstock Law Firm attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to build effective cases that hold employers accountable. The law is clear in these situations, so once a case is made proving there was unethical treatment, having an experienced Miami employment lawyer on your side can help employers act correctly. While it can be tempting to believe that HR will take your side on such matters, the truth is they are often there to solely represent the interests of the company. We are here to represent you.

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