Fighting Sex, Age, Disability, Racial and Religious Discrimination
Miami Litigation Lawyer Matthew Seth Sarelson Protects Employee Rights
Several federal and state statutes bar employers from discriminating or retaliating against an employee because of his or her race, gender, age, national origin, religion, marital status, disability or actions as a whistleblower, and the law further protects employees from sexual harassment. Miami litigation attorney Matthew Seth Sarelson’s passion for protecting employees inspires his quality work product, setting a new standard for attorneys nationwide.
Older adults may experience age discrimination, such as:
- Being forced into early retirement
- Being denied promotions, benefits or raises
- Not being hired despite relevant qualifications
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects employees from age discrimination. Qualified Miami litigation lawyer, Matthew Seth Sarelson, P.A. is available to assist employees in determining whether they may have an actionable age discrimination complaint.
When the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County wrongfully terminated a cardiac technician, Matthew Seth Sarelson, P.A. obtained a favorable settlement in the racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit that included a monetary payout, a change in the former employee’s status from fired to resigned and the forbearance of certain medical debt.
Racial discrimination in the workplace can be direct or indirect. Direct racial discrimination describes overt acts of racism, such as when an employer treats employees of one race differently than employees of another race. Indirect racial discrimination occurs when a system or practice in the workplace sets up a barrier that substantially affects one race as compared to another.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from employment discrimination based on race, color or national origin. Employees who feel their employers have violated their rights can discuss a potential racial discrimination case with an experienced Miami litigation attorney at our firm.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants based on a physical or mental impairment, such as when an employer refuses to provide reasonable accommodations for a disabled employee or asks an applicant if he or she is disabled. Individuals who feel they may have an ADA claim can contact Matthew Seth Sarelson, P.A. to discuss their case with an aggressive litigator.
When an employee suffers unwelcome conduct that denigrates or shows hostility toward that employee because of his or her race, gender, age, national origin, religion, marital status or disability, the employee is suffering through workplace harassment. Workplace harassment laws exist at the federal and state levels to protect employees, and our litigation firm can help individuals understand and pursue their rights under these laws.
Sexual harassment includes:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Requests for sexual favors
- Unwanted verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature
In the workplace, sexual harassment may involve quid pro quo, which is when an employer makes his or her sexual demands a condition of job benefits or new or continued employment. Federal and state laws prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace, and employers can be held liable for failing to address a hostile work environment in which sexual harassment is occurring. Employees who feel they have been sexually harassed in the workplace can learn about their legal rights from a qualified Miami litigation lawyer at our firm.
We strongly encourage employees who feel they have been the victim of retaliation, discrimination or sexual harassment to contact our firm to discuss the specifics with a compassionate litigation attorney.