Fighting Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
of Federal Government Employees in Florida
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent legislation protects certain classes of workers from discrimination in employment. Federal government employees have additional rights if they are subjected to disciplinary action or termination in retaliation for claiming discrimination.
The lawyers of Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., have extensive experience representing federal workers in equal employment opportunity (EEO) lawsuits and defending those clients in federal discipline or removal proceedings. We work to hold your federal employer accountable for unlawful actions and to protect all that you have invested in your federal government career.
We represent federal employees in Tallahassee, Tampa, Orlando, Miami and throughout Florida in EEO discrimination. Contact us today for a consultation.
Employment Discrimination Lawyers for Florida Federal Workers
The following Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws provide legal recourse if you have been treated unjustly in hiring, pay, advancement, job duties, discipline or any aspect of employment:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex or religion.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits age discrimination against workers age 40 or older.
- The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibit disability discrimination and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations.
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects workers who must take family or personal health leave from work.
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, an amendment to the Civil Rights Act, prohibits adverse employment actions based on a woman's pregnancy, including termination.
- Sexual harassment — Offensive behavior constituting sexual harassment is considered a form of sex discrimination under Title VII.
Federal employees are entitled to due process for any disciplinary action, including unjustified suspension, demotion or removal as reprisal for claiming harassment or discrimination. If you were targeted for wrongful termination or other retaliation after reporting discrimination or filing a claim, you are entitled to (a) respond to the proposed sanctions or (b) contest the discipline or removal through the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
Experienced Representation in Federal Employment Discrimination
If you have been the victim of discrimination as an employee of a federal agency or contractor, Alan Lescht & Associates can help you document and submit your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Once the EEOC concludes its investigation and affirms the claim, our attorneys can file the lawsuit. We work to settle these cases out of court in a timely and confidential manner, but we are always prepared to go to trial.
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Please contact our firm to speak with an experienced employment lawyer. We offer strategic and results-driven legal services to federal employees in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Miami and throughout Florida.