Fort Lauderdale, Florida Pregnancy Leave Attorney
Employees are guaranteed certain rights in the workplace under state and federal law. Employers can be held financially liable for acts of discrimination involving gender, marital status, race, age, or medical condition. At the law office of Donna M. Ballman, P.A., we investigate discriminatory actions on the part of employers that result in a denial of benefits, loss of employment, demotion, or loss of promotion. Since discrimination often involves categories of people - women, married people, homosexuals, lesbians, single moms, etc. - we investigate how others outside of these categories were treated. As your lawyers, Donna M. Ballman, P.A. may review performance reviews, promotions, and human resources records to identify patterns of discrimination that are difficult to conceal. Our office also may interview or depose managers, co-workers, and supervisors in order to identify conflicting testimony and information that is often characteristic of attempts to hide discriminatory behavior.
For more information regarding discrimination family status and discrimination in the workplace, contact discrimination attorney Donna M. Ballman, P.A. today.
Family Status and Discrimination in the Workplace
The law office of Donna M. Ballman, P.A. represents clients in cases involving the following kinds of family status discrimination in the workplace:
- Loss of job after or during pregnancy leave
- Florida marital status discrimination
- Age discrimination in promotions and lay-offs
- Termination due to taking Family and Medical leave for yourself, for the birth or adoption of a child, or for an immediate family member
- Discrimination involving sexual stereotyping
- Termination due to marriage, divorce, or domestic violence
Establishing Your Rights - The Employee Handbook
While the courts do not recognize employee handbooks as formal contracts, they are inclined to hold companies who issue them to a higher standard of accountability when they clearly violate their own stated policies. If you have encountered discrimination connected to a family-related issue, consult your employee handbook first to determine what your company's policy is regarding leave, benefits, time off, and other applicable issues.
If your supervisor or human resources representative refused to enforce a policy or provide access to benefits clearly outlined in your employee handbook, document what your were told by saving emails, memos, or voice messages concerning the matter at hand. Introducing evidence that contradicts stated employee handbook policies can be important in establishing a pattern of different treatment for different categories of people by an employer.
Questions? Contact Discrimination Attorney Donna M. Ballman, P.A. Today
Discrimination can be subtle or it can be overt. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination due to your family status, check your employee handbook and contact discrimination lawyer Donna M. Ballman, P.A. today.