Employment Discrimination & Harassment Lawyers
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Our employment attorneys are experienced at pursuing discrimination complaints on behalf of employees, executives and professionals. To discuss your discrimination or harassment case with our experienced employment discrimination lawyers, contact Donna M. Ballman, P.A..
Representing employees since 1986, our principal attorney Donna M. Ballman has written a book, taught many seminars, workshops and continuing education classes on the topic of employment law. Our employment law firm has significant experience in handling employee discrimination claims.
Florida deadlines to file a charge of discrimination are short. In Florida, you only have 300 days from the date of discrimination to file with EEOC and 365 days to file with the Florida Commission on Human Relations. For sexual orientation claims, and claims against employers with fewer than 15 employees, you may have to proceed under a county or city ordinance with shorter deadlines, such as 180 days.
Filing with EEOC and FCHR is not a lawsuit, but it is a requirement before you can file most discrimination lawsuits. If you miss your deadline or don’t file the proper claims, you may lose your right to sue for discrimination. Contact a Florida employment discrimination attorney today so you don’t lose your rights.
Filing a Discrimination or Retaliation Claim
If you have experienced employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or harassment based on discrimination, our employment lawyers can vigorously pursue your claim against your employer. If you were treated differently than a similarly-situated coworker under the same circumstances, you might have a discrimination claim. Our Fort Lauderdale firm has a background representing employees who have experienced discrimination in the workplace. Some of the kinds of discrimination and harassment cases we have handled include claims based on:
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
- Sexual harassment
- Genetic information
- Marital status
If a person less qualified than you is hired or promoted to a position you sought, you might have a discrimination claim if that person was of a different race, age, sex, national origin, religion, etc., than you.
If you file a complaint of employment discrimination or sexual harassment, you may experience retaliation on the part of your employer—retaliation such as wrongful termination or demotion. If that happens, it is essential that you contact a lawyer knowledgeable about employee rights. Call our Florida employment attorneys at Donna M. Ballman, P.A., to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.