Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Our employment attorney is experienced at pursuing discrimination complaints on behalf of employees, executives, physicians and professionals. To discuss your discrimination or harassment case with an experienced employment discrimination lawyer, contact Donna M. Ballman, P.A.
Representing employees since 1986, our employee-side employment attorney Donna M. Ballman has written two books, 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.Don’t Delay
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 law firm 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 employee-side employment law 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 a Florida employment attorney at Donna M. Ballman, P.A., to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.Coronavirus Information
Below are articles Ms. Ballman has written or been quoted in regarding employee rights during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- New Paid Sick Leave And Family Leave Law For Coronavirus
- Yes, Age Discrimination Is Still Illegal In A Pandemic
- What Are Your Employee Rights Regarding Coronavirus?
- CNN: You asked, we're answering: Your top coronavirus questions
- CNN: Your coronavirus workplace questions answered
- Sun Sentinel: Even with coronavirus spreading, some employees are forced to work in the office
- Huffington Post: What To Do If You're Put On Unpaid Leave Over Coronavirus
- Ask A Manager: Can my employer demand to know the reason we're higher risk for coronavirus if we want to work from home?
- Sun-Sentinel: Is your employer putting you at risk for coronavirus? Here's what you can do
- Disability Discrimination and Accommodations During Coronavirus Pandemic
Articles By Donna Ballman About Discrimination
Next Avenue: What to Know Before You Get Fired Or Laid Off
Thompson’s ADA/FMLA Newsletter: The ADA-FMLA Minefield From Point A to Point B
Articles Quoting Donna Ballman On Discrimination
National Oil & Lube News March 2015: How To Get Sued For Discrimination: Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask
Daily Business Review: Same-Sex Marriages Bring Benefits Review at Work
HR Solutions Blog: Laying People Off With Dignity
U.S. News & World Report: When Is It OK to Quit Your Job Without Another Lined Up? - US News
Marketwatch.com: What has (and hasn’t) changed since the Anita Hill case
HR Compliance Expert: Think Twice About Using ‘Gotchas’ Against Employees on FMLA Leave
This Chair Rocks: Yo, Is This Ageist?
Lawyers.com: In the Job Market, It Ain’t Easy Being Teen
Lawyers.com: Resort Company Sued for Firing Older Workers
Wall Street Journal: Age discrimination: Boomers are guilty, too
Ask A Manager: Asking About Mental Illness In A Job Interview
The Glass Hammer: No More Ms. Perfect
Career Bliss: Human Resources – Advocate or Enemy?
Business News Daily: Can You Really Be Fired For Being Too Hot?
Lawyers and Settlements: When Is Bullying and Harassment a Labor Law Violation?
Radio Shows Featuring Donna Ballman Talking About Discrimination